James H. Cobb Books In Order

Amanda Garrett Books In Publication Order

  1. Choosers of the Slain (1996)
  2. Storm Dragon / Sea Strike (1997)
  3. Sea Fighter (2000)
  4. Target Lock (2002)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. West On 66 (1999)
  2. Cibola (2004)

Covert-One Books In Publication Order

  1. The Hades Factor (By:Gayle Lynds,Robert Ludlum) (2000)
  2. The Cassandra Compact (By:Robert Ludlum,Philip Shelby) (2001)
  3. The Paris Option (By:Gayle Lynds) (2002)
  4. The Altman Code (By:Gayle Lynds) (2003)
  5. The Lazarus Vendetta (By:Patrick Larkin) (2004)
  6. The Moscow Vector (By:Patrick Larkin) (2005)
  7. Robert Ludlum’s The Arctic Event (2007)
  8. The Ares Decision (By:Kyle Mills) (2011)
  9. The Janus Reprisal (By:Jamie Freveletti) (2012)
  10. The Utopia Experiment (By:Kyle Mills) (2013)
  11. The Geneva Strategy (By:Jamie Freveletti) (2015)
  12. The Patriot Attack (By:Kyle Mills) (2016)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Victory (2003)
  2. Future Weapons of War (2007)

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James H. Cobb Books Overview

Choosers of the Slain

In the icy waters of the desolate Antarctic, a lone British outpost is taken over by Argentinean forces. The world’s only immediate defense is the USS Cunningham, America’s first stealth warship, whose female commander is untested in battle. So begins the ultimate showdown a white knuckled adventure of new warriors and new weapons, as realistic as it is terrifying.

Storm Dragon / Sea Strike

Brim*ming with heat of battle action and state of the art technology, Sea Strike plunges Choosers of the Slain’s Commander Amanda Garrett and her stealth destroyer, the U.S.S. Cunning ham, into the heart of Communist China…
to stop a thermonuclear holocaust before it starts…

Sea Fighter

Packed with electrifying action and cutting edge technology, Sea Fighter takes Commander Amanda Lee Garret on her most explosive mission yet: to stop a renegade Nigerian general before his bloody quest for power reaches catastrophic proportions…
Cobb’s third marine warfare novel in a successful series

Target Lock

Reviewers hailed James H. Cobb’s previous Amanda Lee Garrett novels as ‘breathtaking’ and ‘lightning paced’ Publishers Weekly, and ‘hot as a Sea SLAM missile with Target Lock‘ Library Journal. Murder Ink called Garrett ‘the best naval hero since Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.’ In Target Lock, an industrial research satellite falls to the Indonesian sea after a series of successful tests only to disappear along with its international recovery team and their ship. NATO and U.S. military officials believe that it has been stolen, but by whom and why? Commander Garrett and her U.S. Navy task force are called in for the hunt, this time among some of the most beautiful, but uncharted, islands on earth, the Indonesian archipelago. Garrett soon suspects that a high tech pirate has plans for the satellite and its data, but the man she meets is more than her match. He has amassed a sea force of his own and built a hidden fortress undetectable to all but the most sensitive intelligence gathering equipment. When Garrett herself is kidnapped, her crew, aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Cunningham with its array of modern weaponry, charges in to her defense. Cobb has crafted another heart stopping tale, featuring one of the most original characters in military fiction and the technology and strategy the U.S. Navy will almost certainly one day employ.

West On 66

September, 1958. While on vacation, L.A. Country deputy sheriff Kevin Pulaski wasn’t looking for anything more than a cup of coffee and a hot meal when he pulled into the lonely truck stop. But what he found wa a beautiful and egnimatic young woman, a link to a decade old multiple murder, and a bloodstained, fire scarred road leading to ta lost fortune in gangland money. In his undercover persona of an easygoing California hot roder, Kevin Pulaski finds himself swept up in a two thousand mile chace down the length of America’s legendary Route 66. From the concrete canyons of the Chicago Loop to the desert wastes of the Mojave, Kevin’s only allies are a hot ’57 Chevy and an even hotter Colt . 45. In West On 66, author James Cobb has written a classic noir mystery in the tradition of Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler, and Mickey Spillane. Climb onboard for an unforgettable ride on the Mother Road.

The Hades Factor (By:Gayle Lynds,Robert Ludlum)

A homeless man in Boston, an Army Major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully each a victim of an unknown doomsday virus. For three days, a team of scientists is a U.S. government laboratory has been frantically trying to unlock the virus’s secrets. When the leading researcher from that lab, Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, returns from overseas, he barely survives a series of well orchestrated attempts made on his life. By the time Smith eludes his pursuers and makes it home, he discovers that the virus has claimed its fourth victim, Dr. Sophia Russell Smith’s fiancee. Devastated and enraged, Smith quickly uncovers evidence that his lover’s death was no accident that someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens hundreds of millions of lives is no accident. But wherever he turns, Smith finds that some unseen force has blocked his quest for information. Not knowing whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to search for the truth behind the deadly virus. While the death toll mounts, their quest leads to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth, as they match wits with a deterined genius and as the fate of the world lies in the balance.

The Cassandra Compact (By:Robert Ludlum,Philip Shelby)

For thirty years, Robert Ludlum has been the acknowledged master of suspense and global intrigue. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in nearly every country around the world, his books have thrilled hundreds of millions of readers setting a standard that has never been equaled. Having once again raised the bar with his widely acclaimed bestsellers The Prometheus Deception and The Hades Factor, Ludlum returns with the latest novel in his Covert One series. Delivering all of the complex, compelling action and heartstopping suspense for which he has become so justly famous, Robert Ludlum’s latest is a novel that could only come from the imagination of one of America’s greatest storyteller:The Cassandra CompactYuri Danko, a deep cover Russian asset for Covert One, is on the run. His last communication was a cryptic and urgent plea for extraction. With no hint of what sudden danger Danko encountered or information he uncovered that could have driven him to such extreme action, Covert One operative Jon Smith is sent to the pre arranged meeting place with instructions to bring Danko out. Ten days later, in Venice, Danko arrives breathless and bedraggled at Jon Smith’s table at an outdoor caf in Venice. But he barely opens his mouth before his body is ripped apart by a spray of assassins’ bullets. Smith, eluding the hail of bullets, gives chase only to witness the assassins themselves falling prey to a brutal execution. With only the scant clues left behind by Danko to go on, Jon Smith and Covert One quickly conclude that someone is out to do the unthinkable attempt to steal Russia’s store of the smallpox virus. Now completely eradicated, smallpox is the deadliest of viruses and could well cause an epidemic of undreamed of scale should it be released in the general population. Smith and his Covert One colleagues must prevent the virus from being stolen. But their unseen adversaries are several steps ahead of them and the virus is en route to the United States. Now they must unravel the complex scheme, overcome their powerful and invisible opponents, and recover or destroy the virus before the power of total Armageddon rests comfortably in the arms of a madman. AUTHORBIO: Robert Ludlum is the internationally bestselling author of twenty four novels published in thirty two languages and forty countries. Read by hundreds of millions world wide, his books include The Prometheus Deception, The Bourne Identity, The Icarus Agenda, and The Chancellor Manuscript. He divides his time between Florida and Montana. Philip Shelby is a screenwriter and novelist whose numerous books include the bestselling novels Days of Drums, Last Rites, and The Gatekeeper. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

The Paris Option (By:Gayle Lynds)

For 30 years, Robert Ludlum’s novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Robert Ludlum’s books have been enjoyed by hundreds of millions of readers, and are widely acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling Covert One novels The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the series The Paris Option.A fiery explosion in the dark of night shatters one of the laboratory buildings in Paris’s esteemed Pasteur Institute. Among the dead is Emile Chambord, one of the leaders in the global race to create a molecular or DNA computer. Unfortunately, Professor Chambord kept the details of his work secret, and his notes were apparently destroyed in either the bomb blast or the raging fire that followed. The scientific community does not expect a workable DNA computer to be developed for years. But suddenly U.S. fighter jets disappear from radar screens for a full five minutes, and there’s no explanation. Utilities across the Western states cease functioning, and all telecommunications abruptly stop, with devastating consequences. This is not the work of a clever hacker, although Washington, worried about a panic, assures the public it is. Only the enormous power and speed of a DNA computer could have caused such havoc. Under the cover of visiting his friend Marty Zellerbach, who was severely injured when the Pasteur lab was destroyed, Covert One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to search for the connection between the Pasteur explosion and the forces now wielding the computer. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to wreck havoc and forever reshape the world.

The Altman Code (By:Gayle Lynds)

Robert Ludlum’s exciting books of international suspense are enjoyed by millions of readers around the world while critics hail them as classics. Now comes the fourth volume in the bestselling Covert One series Robert Ludlum’s The Altman Code. On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he’s brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The President cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn’t want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the President orders Fred Klein, head of Covert One, to find solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship’s true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message the President’s biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying international cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.

The Lazarus Vendetta (By:Patrick Larkin)

The thrilling new novel in the bestselling Covert One series. The previous Covert One audiobook, Robert Ludlum’s The Altman Code, spent three months on the Publishers Weekly Audio Bestseller listIn the increasingly turbulent atmosphere of international politics, the once grassroots anti globalization movement has been slowly absorbed and taken over by the underground radical anti technology group fronted by the mysterious figure known only as Lazarus. All attempts to infiltrate the group have failed, the intelligence agents involved have all disappeared without a trace. Now a sudden surge in the deep chatter detected by U.S. intelligence leads everyone to believe one thing Lazarus is preparing to make his boldest move yet. With Lazarus bringing deadly pressure to bear against the leading research facilities focusing on nano technology, Lt. Col. Jon Smith publicly a researcher for USAMRIID is activated by Covert One to bring his skills to bear in uncovering the truth behind the terrorists. With his friend and cohort CIA agent Randi Russell missing in the field, and with the help of former MI6 agent Peter Howell and computer whiz Marty Zellerbach, Jon Smith must find and uncover the truth about Lazarus where all others have failed. For unbeknownst to the world at large, the Lazarus Movement is only the tip of the iceberg in a scheme that will risk the lives of billions and forever change the world itself.

The Moscow Vector (By:Patrick Larkin)

The latest in the series of novels featuring Covert-One, created by Robert Ludlum. Rising from the wreckage of the former Soviet Union, a ruthless financier from one of the former client states has remade himself publicly as one of the great figures on the world’s financial stage. But mere wealth is not enough — is it ever?

At an international medical conference in Prague, Dr. Fiona Devin – an American scientist attached to the Department of Defense – is contacted by one of her Russian colleagues. Dr. Valentin Petrenko, a specialist in rare diseases, is concerned about a small cluster of deaths in Moscow but even more concerned by the Russian government’s refusal to release publicly any information or data on the outbreak. Meeting with Devin to pass on his case notes and samples, the two are attached, Petrenko killed while Devin barely escapes with the notes and medical samples. Lt. Col. Jon Smith, in his role as a Covert-One operative, is dispatched to Prague to get Devin and her information safely back to the U.S. As Devin begins to analyze the information, a series of highly placed figures in the U.S. government being getting ill, coming down with a mysterious illness that bears a close resemblence to the disease described in Petrenko’s notes. The disease is the perfect assassination tool – a bioweapon that, using each target’s DNA, is undetectable, unstoppable, and incurable. And it is soon clear that someone is targeting the U.S. government, working to destablize it from within. With few clues and precious little time, Covert-One and Jon Smith must find and defeat the mysterious figure who stands at the center of this nefarious plot.

Robert Ludlum’s The Arctic Event

On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, researchers discover the wreckage of a mysterious World War II era aircraft, a discovery that forces the Russian Federation into a shocking admission. The unmarked plane is a Soviet strategic bomber that disappeared with its crew more than fifty years ago while carrying two metric tons of weaponized anthrax.

Desperate to prevent a political and diplomatic firestorm, the U.S. president dispatches a Covert One team led by Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith to the crash site. But others have reached the frigid, windswept island first, including an international arms dealer and his crew of vicious mercenaries. As for the Russians, they are lying: a second, even deadlier, secret rests within the hulk of the lost bomber, a secret the Russians are willing to kill to protect. Trapped in a polar wilderness, Smith and his team find themselves fighting a savage war on two fronts against an enemy they can see and another hiding within their own ranks.

The Ares Decision (By:Kyle Mills)

With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish his own clandestine group Covert One. It is only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out. In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries. Covert One’s top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it’s different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West. Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play forces that can be traced to Washington itself.


Victory: Volume ThreeForeword by Stephen CoontsBreakthrough on Bloody Ridge by Harold CoyleThe Eagle and the Cross by R. J. PineiroFrom The New York Times bestselling editor of CombatA stirring tribute to the Greatest Generation of Americans, Victory brings together the finest military fiction writers in the world with short novels of courage, skill, daring, and sacrifice. Here you will meet the men and women who fought and won World War II, in thrilling stories of war as it was really fought. An exciting sequel to the bestselling Combat, Victory brings together today’s greatest military, espionage, and technothriller writers in all original, thrilling tales of World War II great short novels that range from the home front to the battlefields of Europe to the depths of the Pacific. Join Coonts, Ralph Peters, Harold Coyle, David Hagberg, Jim DeFelice, and R. J. Pineiro, in works filled with nonstop action.

Future Weapons of War

A volume of visions of future wars, fought with weapons out of nightmare, by today’s top writers of military science fiction, as well as some writers who are not usually associated with military SF, such as best selling writer Gregory Benford, and award winning author Kristine Katherine Rusch. Also present are Michael Z. Williamson, author of the strong selling novels Freehold and The Weapon, award winning author of Bolo Strike, William H. Keith, and more.

Through the centuries, weapons have changed radically, but the soldier has remained much the same. But in the future, soldiers, too, may undergo radical changes. As editor Joe Haldeman puts it, Weapons are an extension of the soldier, and also an extension of the culture or species that produced the soldier. And they are sometimes more dangerous to the soldier than the enemy…

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