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Product Details

  • Series: Janson series
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (February 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446564508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446564502
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

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

Review

"Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) would have been proud of Garrison's fine thriller that picks up where his The Janson Directive (2002) left off...That Janson is a complicated character makes him more interesting than most action heroes, while Kinkaid proves a capable sidekick. A number of swift, unexpected plot twists will leave Ludlum fans eager to see more in this franchise from Garrison (Fire and Ice)."—Publishers Weekly



"The Janson Command is a thrilling blockbuster in the great Ludlum tradition. International intrigue and smart suspense put Paul Garrison firmly in the company of the masters."—Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Silent Mercy


"Paul Garrison makes Robert Ludlum's world explode with vivid characters and authentic action scenes that keep me wanting to know what happens next."—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

"Fast-paced, and enormously entertaining, Garrison provides the reader with a roller coaster of a story. The Janson Command draws you deep into a world of double-crosses and triple-threats that span the globe. With an operative team like Janson and Kincaid, saving the world was never so exciting."—Eric Van Lustbader, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Trust

"Garrison has a gift for bringing military operations alive and keeps the tension ratcheted to the last page. Ludlum fans will love this one."—Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author of The Ares Decision

"Writer Paul Garrison, who has five excellent nautical thrillers under his name, has seamlessly taken over the Janson franchise, delivering as exciting and as explosive a tale as anything the master ever produced."—The Independent (UK)

"For Ludlum fans reading THE JANSON COMMAND is like find a long-lost novel written by the master himself. It's good reading."—The Free-Lance Star

"THE JANSON COMMAND has the traditional Robert Ludlum twists and turns, crosses and double-crosses that will appeal to long-time fans."—Bookreporter.com

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Too many characters.
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I enjoyed reading this book it is just as if Robert Ludlum had written it, a great adventure.
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A very good, well written, fast paced novel.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ken C. on February 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By jbx on April 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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 By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 14, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mugga on July 17, 2012
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 By mikey on March 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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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By Peter Sloane on 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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By bet on July 1, 2014
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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could not put it down, great story line. Hope more Jansen character books to come. Best mystery I have read in a long time.
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