Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum

The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum is the final novel published by Ludlum before his death in 2001 [a lot has been published posthumously]. Like in most of his novels there is an overarching conspiracy which will change the world as we know it. This time it's a corporation selling spy equipment for police surveillance. Actually it's not as over-the-top as his others although it's still pretty over-the-top. There were actually a few twists and turns that genuinely surprised me which is pretty unusual these days. He managed to forecast some of the psychology of policymakers after a terrorist attack like September 11. There are some nasty technical errors I don't think you could use a Stinger missile against a motorboat, C4 won't explode if you shoot it either. A nice diversion


Is available through Abebooks.

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