Agent Todd Belknap has been cut loose after an operation goes badly wrong. But when his best friend and fellow agent is abducted in Lebanon, and the government refuses to help, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Andrea Newton gets an unexpected call - she has been left six million dollars by a cousin she's never met. But there's one condition: she must agree to sit on the board of the Newton foundation, a charitable organisation run by the family patriarch, Paul Newton. Having never even met the family, Andrea is intrigued. But the foundation appears less and less benign the more deeply involved she gets...And what exactly is their involvement with the 'Genesis', a mysterious group working to destabilise the geopolitical balance at the risk of millions of lives? As events escalate, Todd and Andrea must form an uneasy alliance if they are to uncover the truth behind 'Genesis' - before it's too late.
Robert Ludlum began his professional life as an actor and producer for stage and screen. Following on from his success in theatre and TV, he launched his career as a writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of consecutive massive international bestsellers.