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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Command (Paul Janson) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Garrison
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Paul Janson, a character first featured in Robert Ludlum's bestselling novel The Janson Directive, has a new goal: save the world, one operative, one mission, one redemption at a time.
Reformed from his days of covert-operations, Paul Janson has set a new mission for himself. Working in partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents and helps them create new lives outside of the violent intelligence sector. These former operatives then form a network of support for Janson when it comes to his other job--Janson also takes on independent assignments. For a fee, he'll use his skills to resolve international crises. But only those actions that he believes contribute to the greater good of all.
Whether he's rescuing an American doctor from Somalian pirates, attacking militant thugs intent on murdering a West African public servant agitating for human rights, or hunting the money-lenders who capitalize on barbaric civil war, Janson stays honest with three simple rules: 1) No torture. 2) No civilian casualties. 3) No killing anyone who doesn't try to kill them. Yet with his commitment to doing what is right--while facing canny intelligence operatives, ruthless warlords, deep sea marauders, or brutal dictators--Janson finds that his most difficult task is figuring out if he's fighting for the good side.

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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. --Jeff Ayers


Paul Janson is a reformed assassin , and is working with expert markswoman Jessica Kincaid to help rehabilitate other covert operatives to start new lives. He still prepared to accept missions, but only those he feels have a moral justification. GOOD BOOK GUIDE

Product Details

  • File Size: 1235 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RD858K
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Very Exciting February 27, 2012
By Ken C.
Duplicitous people predominate in the Janson Command, and the author does a nice ob of masking who they are. Other than that, not much of interest takes place. Janson tries to save a doctor who has been kidnapped, but we are not made to care much about that, even if it takes up the first 100 pages. The there is some African nation with a new oil reserve and competing leaders. We don't care so much about then, either, except that one is exceptionally fat and greedy. He's the bad one. There's a solo sex scene so gratuitous that I glossed over it. The ending may leave some feeling good, feeling that justice was done, but it didn't leave me feeling anything other than relieved to be done with the novel. As you might figure, I did not get paid for this review, nor did I get a free copy of the novel.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not up to usual Ludlum standards April 4, 2012
By jbx
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I was very disappointed in this novel. The story line was ridiculous and the location of the story was irrelevant. Very disappointed. Get another novelist the next time.
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26 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great action-packed twisting thriller February 14, 2012
Paul Janson was a covert assassin for the American government's top secret Consular Operations. He saw the light when he became classified as the "beyond salvage" target of the government due to a failed mission in which he became the chosen one to take the fall of the screw-up of higher ups (see The Janson Directive). He survived the assassination attempts and opened up CatsPaw Associates security firm with Jessica Kincaid. Their firm's vision is to accept scenarios that will make the world a better place. Janson also manages the Phoenix Foundation as his means for redemption; the mission is to rehabilitate black ops operatives discarded as worthless trash by their agency when their use is deemed over.

Doug Case lost his job at Consular Operations when he took a bullet that saved Janson's life but left Doug paralyzed. He graduated from Phoenix and is security chief of Houston based American Synergy Corporation. Case hires Janson to rescue a company physician kidnapped by the Free Foree Movement who demands the Isle de Foree hated dictator "President for Life" Iboga leave. With Kinkaid having his back, they make it to the main rebel stronghold, but all hell breaks loose when they arrive

This is a great action-packed twisting thriller as Jason and Kincaid are stunned with the deployment of Reaper drones and Harrier jets as neither should be there. As the action goes international, readers will learn what Janson already knows from his assassin days that terrorist groups, rogue nations, and amoral covert agencies are less dangerous than internationally protected "job creating" ruthless unscrupulous corporations.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not written by Robert Ludlum July 17, 2012
By Mugga
Format:Kindle Edition
The diffence between this and the first book is Iike comparing and ice cube to an ice berg. Terrible. I mean the characters personality and thinking is different and just the whole structure, storyline, plot is so ridiculous. Definitely not a Robert Ludlum written book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Jason Command April 20, 2012
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Typical Ludlum!! Start out reading early in the morning because you wouldn't be able to put the book down.
The book basicly follows the senario of his other books but with different players and plot.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME March 13, 2012
By mikey
I thought this book was awesome! The action was constant through the entire book and it kept me guessing the whole time!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 8, 2014
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Great action packed story but just misses the in-depth characters that Ludlum could create.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Paul Ganson :-) July 1, 2014
By bet
Format:Kindle Edition
Since I love The Janson Directive so much, I jump into this one right away. This book is not as good as The Janson Directive, but it did preserve Janson and Jessica's characters well. The stories are similar but not quite as well developed as the first book. With that said, it is still a great book and I am glad to read more books in the Paul Janson series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down. Hope to read more with Janson as the main...
could not put it down, great story line. Hope more Jansen character books to come. Best mystery I have read in a long time.
Published 10 days ago by S. McQuillin
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't lay it down
Once more this author comes through with a cast of characters that are totally believable. Just took a couple of days to read it - so good!
Published 15 days ago by Marcelinemom
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Summer Read
I enjoy the Janson series and enjoyed the book. I would recommend it with this critique.

I never really learned to hate “President for Life” Iboga. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Pike
1.0 out of 5 stars The Jason Command
Whoever edited and published this "book" should receive an "F" for the effort. They failed to spell check and proofread. That made for distracted reading. Read more
Published 22 days ago by jackson Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Action packed and up to Ludlum's standard. Makes me want to read more from Paul Garrieon. It's great that Janson has a tough female sidekick.
Published 23 days ago by David Horsefield
3.0 out of 5 stars Really wanted to love this.
I had a lot of trouble staying with this till the end...but I am more interested in the story than minute descriptions of all the technical gadgets that each side has. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Asche
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
love Ludlum novels's. good reading, looking forward to the next chapter in this series if there is one. i like the character's in it.
Published 1 month ago by Oliver Fernandes
5.0 out of 5 stars Can;t wait for the next one
Paul Garriso has taken over this series. Robert Ludlum would be proud. I havvvve read all of the series and just hope they continue.
A super way to spend your afternoons
Published 1 month ago by ebb
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, definetly up to Robert Ludum's standards
Didn't want to put it down, in fact,I seldom did put it down. Definetly want to get more from this author !
Published 1 month ago by Herb Neidenberger
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much description of the politics involved and not enough actual...
Every so ofter I try another Ludlum's book. I have a problem connecting with the stories. This book was no exception. Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Frog
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