Screenwriters:Akiva Goldsman, James Vanderbilt
Based on Robert Ludlum's "The Janson Directive," the book, published posthumously in 2002, is officially described as follows:
When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it's up to Paul Janson - a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations - to save him. But Janson's rescue operation goes horribly wrong...and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own...