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Robert Ludlum's The Janson command / series created by Robert Ludlum ; written by Paul Garrison.

By: Garrison, Paul, 1952-.
Contributor(s): Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Paul Janson. Publisher: London : Orion, 2012Description: 403 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781409116486.Other title: Janson command.Subject(s): Pirates -- Fiction | Assassins -- Fiction | Intelligence officers -- Fiction | Rescues -- Fiction | Janson, Paul (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Kidnapping victims -- FictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: An ex-assassin for the United States government, Paul Janson, teams up with an accomplished sharpshooter, Jessica Kincaid, to rescue a doctor abducted by African pirates in international waters and realizes there are larger forces at work when their liberation mission goes awry.
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An ex-assassin for the United States government, Paul Janson, teams up with an accomplished sharpshooter, Jessica Kincaid, to rescue a doctor abducted by African pirates in international waters and realizes there are larger forces at work when their liberation mission goes awry.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Scott Shepherd delivers a solid reading of the audio edition of Garrison's latest thriller, this one picking up where the late Robert Ludlum's The Janson Directive left off. Former Navy SEAL Paul Janson an ex-member of the shadowy covert group called Consular Operations, is working to rehabilitate burned-out agents and looking for personal redemption-while still taking on the occasional assignment and saving the world. Shepherd's narration captures the spirit of the prose and effectively translates the author's lightning-quick action sequences to audio. Additionally, Shepherd-who has narrated thrillers by the likes of James Patterson-transitions between dialogue and violent action smoothly, accelerating his words without losing any articulation, an essential skill for a book of this kind. A Grand Central hardcover. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

The string of Ludlum books published long after his passing continues with the first book in a new series starring Paul Janson from The Janson Directive (2002). A former covert operative, Janson now freelances with his partner, Jessica Kincaid. A former colleague contacts Janson, asking him to rescue a doctor abducted abroad. The job is accomplished easily, but shortly after being rescued, the doctor flees. Janson and Kincaid are in a pickle unless they can find the doctor again and stop a plot involving a quest for oil. Unfortunately, there is no one they can trust. Garrison, primarily known for sea thrillers, seems an odd choice to write in the spy genre. The Ludlum brand relies on heavy action and treachery. Sadly, the action scenes are few here, resulting in a somewhat lackluster read. Still, the Ludlum name continues to draw readers, and a series starring Janson has a ton of potential. Give it a chance.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist

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