Completed just before he died, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE is the final work of the one of the world's great thriller writers, in an unbroken string of bestsellers. During a career spanning thirty years, Ludlum has sold 220 million copies in 40 countries in 32 different languages. With THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION, Ludlum re-established himself at the top of the genre. This novel made the top ten SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers, and was a GUARDIAN fast seller in paperback. In his last few books, Robert re-discovered his love for the genre and the books have been proclaimed as some of the best of his glittering career. 'Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.' NEW YORK TIMES
After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-two consecutive international bestsellers. Robert sadly passed away in March 2001.