The Scorpio Illusion (Paperback)
|Author: Robert Ludlum|
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|Former naval intelligence officer Tyrell Hawthorne comes out of retirement and into pursuit of ruthless, elusive terrorist Amaya Bajaratt, with his own life and that of the U.S. president at stake. Reprint. *Author: Ludlum, Robert *Publication Date: 1994/06/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00|
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Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadly -- and she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer--one of the best--until the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then hes been sailing charters in the islands. Now hes called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the worlds most dangerous terrorist.Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow Amanyas serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.Racing from a millionaire recluse's fortress to the social whirl of Palm Beach and from the Oval Office to treacherous Caribbean waters, Hawthorne will uncover a sinister network of well-placed men and women who exist to help this consummate killer--and the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion.From the bestselling author of The Bourne Identity, a deftly plotted story of a brilliant and seductive woman who lives singlemindedly for vengeance; the powerful forces that support her; and the one man who must find her. Contains all the hallmarks of classic Ludlum adventures--lightning-swift action, deception and disguise.
Robert Ludlum attended private schools in Connecticut before pursuing a career as an actor in New York City as a teenager. He joined the Marines when he was 18, returning to Connecticut two years later to attend Wesleyan University, where he graduated in 1951 with a B.A. in fine arts. His acting career continued throughout the '50s, and included both stage and television roles, as well as lucrative voiceovers for companies such as Tums. In 1969 he became a full-time writer and devoted his energies to producing international thrillers often based around government conspiracies and the innocent victims they tend to swallow up. Ludlum's fans enjoy the quick pace and growing suspense that characterize his most popular novels, such as his Bourne trilogy, "The Scarlatti Inheritance," and "The Materese Circle." Having sold more than 220 million copies worldwide of his thrillers, Ludlum passed away in 2001at the age of 73.