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AuthorRobert Ludlum (main), Gayle Lynds, Philip Shelby, Patrick Larkin, James H Cobb, Kyle Mills, Jamie Freveletti
CountryUnited States
Published2000 – present
No. of books12

The Covert-One series is a sequence of thriller novels written by several authors after the death of Robert Ludlum, presumably according to some of his ideas. The books feature a team of political and technical experts, belonging to a top-secret U.S. agency called Covert-One, who fight corruption, conspiracy, and bioweaponry at the highest levels of society.

List of books

  1. The Hades Factor (with Gayle Lynds) (2000)
  2. The Cassandra Compact (with Phillip Shelby) (2001)
  3. The Paris Option (with Gayle Lynds) (2002)
  4. The Altman Code (with Gayle Lynds) (2003)
  5. The Lazarus Vendetta (with Patrick Larkin) (2004)
  6. The Moscow Vector (with Patrick Larkin) (2005)
  7. The Arctic Event (by James H. Cobb) (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) (2015)


TV miniseries

In April 2006, CBS aired a mini-series based on The Hades Factor.

Film adaptation

On May 16, 2016, Universal and Captivate Entertainment announced the film adaptation will be a part of a cinematic universe of Robert Ludlum adaptations such as: The Janson Directive, The Sigma Protocol, The Parsifal Mosaic and others.[1]


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (May 18, 2016). "Universal, Dwayne Johnson, James Vanderbilt Plot Robert Ludlum Cinematic Universe (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2020.