The Osterman Weekend: A Novel

By Robert Ludlum

In Zurich . . . in Moscow . . . in Washington, D.C. . . . the equipment has already been set in movement. In a quiet suburb, a wierd collection of guys and girls assemble for a momentous weekend. At stake is not anything below the very life of the us of America—and, with it, the way forward for the full unfastened world.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Osterman Weekend
 
“Shattering . . . [The Osterman Weekend] will price you the evening and the chilly hours of the morning.”The Cincinnati Enquirer
 
“Ludlum stuffs extra surprises into his novels than the other six-pack of mystery writers combined.”The manhattan Times
 
“Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill because the siren at the prowl car.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A complicated state of affairs of creative double-crossing.”Chicago Sun-Times

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Definite, I heard you, yet I don’t comprehend. … hi? … hi! Wait a minute! I acknowledged wait a minute! ” Osterman shot up and flung his legs over the facet of the mattress. The blankets got here after him and fell at the ground at his toes. He started punching the heart bar at the white French cellphone. “Operator! Operator! The Goddamn line’s lifeless! ” “Who used to be it? Why are you shouting? What did they are saying? ” “He … the son of a whinge grunted like a bull. He stated, he stated we have been to monitor out for the … Tan One. That’s what he acknowledged. He made yes I heard the phrases. The Tan One. What the hell is that? ” “The what? ” “The Tan One! That’s all he stored repeating! ” “It doesn’t make feel. … used to be it Hawaii? Did the operator say the place the decision got here from? ” Osterman stared at his spouse within the dim gentle of the bed room. “Yes. I heard that essentially. It used to be in a foreign country. … It used to be Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal. ” “We don’t comprehend somebody in Portugal! ” “Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon …” Osterman stored repeating the identify quietly to himself. “Lisbon. impartial. Lisbon used to be impartial. ” “What do you suggest? ” “Tan One …” “Tan … tan. Tanner. may well it's John Tanner? John Tanner! ” “Neutral! ” “It’s John Tanner,” acknowledged Leila quietly. “Johnny? … What did he suggest, ‘Watch out’? Why should still we be careful? Why position a choice at three-thirty within the morning? ” Leila sat up and reached for a cigarette. “Johnny’s received enemies. The San Diego waterfront nonetheless hurts as a result of him. ” “San Diego, convinced! yet Lisbon? ” “Daily style stated final week that we’re going to New York,” persisted Leila, breathing in smoke deeply. “That we’d most likely stick with our ex-neighbors, the Tanners. ” “So? ” “Perhaps we’re too good marketed. ” She checked out her husband. “Maybe I’ll name Johnny. ” Osterman reached for the telephone. Leila grabbed his wrist. “Are you from your brain? ” Osterman lay go into reverse. Joe opened his eyes and glanced at his watch: six-twenty-two. Time to wake up, have a quick exercise routine in his fitness center and maybe stroll over to the membership for an hour’s perform at the golfing diversity. He was once an early riser, Betty the other. She might sleep until eventually midday at any time when she had the opportunity. they'd double beds, one for every of them, simply because Joe knew the debilitating results of 2 separate physique temperatures below an analogous set of covers. some great benefits of a person’s sleep have been lowered by way of approximately fifty percentage while he shared a mattress all evening with someone else. and because the aim of the wedding mattress was once completely sexual, there has been no element in wasting some great benefits of sleep. a couple of double beds was once simply positive. He complete ten mins at the exercycle and 5 with seven-and-a-half-pound handbells. He appeared during the thick glass window of the steam bathtub and observed that the room used to be prepared. A panel gentle above the gym’s wall clock flashed on. It was once front doorbell. Joe had the machine put in in case he was once domestic on my own and dealing out. The clock learn six-fifty-one, a lot too early for an individual in Saddle Valley to be ringing entrance doorbells. He positioned the small weights at the ground and walked to his condo intercom. “Yes? who's it?

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