There is only one thing that prevents ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE
ARCTIC EVENT from being perfect: the title. I'm not referring to
the "Robert Ludlum's" portion, either; it's "The Arctic Event" part
that is as exciting as one hand clapping. It conjures up the vision
of a penguin giving birth. However, this latest installment of the
Covert-One series, written by James H. Cobb, is otherwise
a flawless locomotive ride from front to back --- a true thriller
from beginning to end.