After three years deep under cover, US agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortress-like mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organisation born after the fall of the Third Reich. Then, on the eve of his most spectacular success, Harry disappears. Drew Latham, a Consular Operations officer at the American Embassy in Paris ...Read MoreAfter three years deep under cover, US agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortress-like mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organisation born after the fall of the Third Reich. Then, on the eve of his most spectacular success, Harry disappears. Drew Latham, a Consular Operations officer at the American Embassy in Paris, is frantic to discover his older brother's fate. But when he receives the good news that Harry has surfaced, serious doubts arise. Has Harry's cover been blown? And if so, why has the Brotherhood of the Watch let him live? Can Drew trust his brother? The search for the truth about Harry plunges Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death. And whoever gets out alive holds the fate of the free world in his hands ...Read Less
apocalypse is a rolling exciting romp with several lines running at the same time
Feb 20, 2009
Do you remember the Third Reich?
The Apocalypse Watch is not about the Russians (refreshing) or the Arabs, or the Israelis, or the Chinese. It is about the Fourth Reich; the resurgence of the Neo Nazi! This secret movement has been penetrated by Harry Latham, a deep cover U.S. Agent. Suddenly Latham disappears with no trace. His brother, Drew, a special officer for Consular Operations in Paris, goes looking for the answers to his brothers disappearance. This is espionage at its finest. The Forth Reich are ready to try to take over the world, complete with a new fuhrer. They plan to start their take over in three countries; the U.S., England, and France. They plan to poison the wter systems in London, Paris and Washington D.C. Their plan is unique, and just make work. As always, the plot of Ludlums story is well thought out, and full of suspense.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-04-15 Ludlum's latest suspense tale of international intrigue spent 12 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1995-04-17 While Ludlum's readers will probably scoop up his latest thriller come what may, they may be disheartened to find it has a virtually suspenseless plot. Brilliant deep-cover American agent Harry Latham is captured and implanted with a mind-control microchip after he penetrates the secret Austrian headquarters of a contemporary movement to restore the Nazis to world domination. Programmed with false information incriminating legions of high-level officials around the free world, Harry is allowed to escape. Debriefed by the CIA in London, he contacts his brother Drew, also a secret agent for American Consular Operations in Paris. After revealing the name of one Nazi, Harry is assassinated by the sinister Brotherhood of the Watch, prompting DrewŠaided by Karin de Vries, the beautiful and mysterious widow of Harry's former partnerŠto assume his identity. Dodging bullets from a seemingly endless series of assassination attempts, Drew and Karin, who become lovers, try to save the worldŠor at least London, Paris and Washington, from pollution of their water reserves by toxic attack via Nazi aircraft. Ludlum's first novel, The Scarlatti Inheritance, which appeared nearly a quarter century ago, dealt with Nazis. That his latest does, too, offers scant testimonial to his thematic imagination. His prose hasn't improved in the interim, either; it's still generic and blustery, if capable of hurtling across pages. What has changed is his plotting, once as dizzying yet as balanced as a gyroscope but now wobbly and predictable at the same time. That said, his fans probably won't care that there's absolutely nothing here that Ludlum hasn't done before. BOMC main selection; major ad/promo; audio rights to BDD Audio. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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