Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader

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In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured and held the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own #1 bestselling novels - The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum - and they remain amongst Ludlum's most-read and most-loved books to this day. Now, for the first time ever, the Estate of Robert Ludlum has acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader to bring Jason Bourne back to life in a thrilling new novel.

Jason Bourne is known and feared in the deadly world of covert-ops as one of the most highly skilled assassins for hire. Bourne, however, was merely an identity assumed by CIA agent David Webb, a personality implanted by the CIA to facilitate a dangerous operation, but one that threatened to subsume David Webb entirely.

Years after the events of The Bourne Identity, Webb is no longer an active CIA agent and is now a professor of Eastern Studies at Georgetown University, living a quiet life, far from the dangers of his previous life. Until one day he finds himself the target of an assassin nearly as skilled as himself and is framed for the brutal murder of his two closest associates and friends. Fighting for his life against unseen assailants, as well as the full resources of the CIA who believe he has gone dangerously rogue, the Bourne identity asserts itself, leaving Jason Bourne in control. Now Bourne must use all his skills to stay alive as he battles against a determined assassin, the combined skills of the world's intelligence networks, and a shadowy figure in the background, skillfully manipulating events and people, in a far deadlier and more dangerous game than any of them realize.

 

About Eric Van Lustbader

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After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-three consecutive international bestsellers.Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He is the author of more than twenty bestselling novels, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 542 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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Veteran thriller maestro Lustbader (Black Heart , etc.) seizes the reins of Robert Ludlum's bestselling Jason Bourne series, proving that even Ludlum's de

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Globe-trotting secret agent Jason Bourne returns in the third installment under the helm of Lustbader, who struggles to captivate as convincingly and effectively as Ludlum did in the original novels.

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Lustbader's complicated, action-packed sixth contribution (after The Bourne Objective) to Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne franchise pits the legendary, amnesiac superagent against longtime pal Boris Karpov, now head of Russia's secret police unit, FSB-2.

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The latest installment in the Jason Bourne series finds the amnesiac superspy on a mission to prevent terrorists from bringing America to its knees via destruction of the country’s vital natural resources—all while he tries to reconcile his mysterious past and avoid assassination by Russian a...

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Lustbader resurrects Ludlum's hero in this thriller that fails to recapture the intensity of the original but still packs plenty of punches.

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In this audio edition of the latest installment in the Jason Bourne series, narrator Holter Graham provides distinctive, appropriately accented voices—not only for the book's self-reliant and indestructible hero—but also for a mysterious amnesiac he rescues from an icy death;

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Shadowy master assassin Jason Bourne spends too much time offstage in bestseller Lustbader’s cliché-ridden fourth thriller in the Ludlum franchise (after The Bourne Sanction ).

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In Lustbader's workmanlike second novel to continue the saga of Robert Ludlum's amnesiac assassin and spy (after 2004's The Bourne Legacy ), Jason Bourne joins the war on terror.

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Book Reporter

It’s hard to believe that a quarter-century has passed since Robert Ludlum introduced Jason Bourne in THE BOURNE IDENTITY.

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When Robert Ludlum introduced Jason Bourne in THE BOURNE IDENTITY four decades ago, he had no idea the legacy could continue infinitely.

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USA Today

Jason Bourne, the eponymous amnesiac assassin featured in three novels written by Robert Ludlum in the 1980s, reappears in the new The Bourne Legacy, published three years after Ludlum's death.Though it is the fifth novel inspired by Ludlum to appear posthumously, this is the first to give sole c...

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(And the shocking bombshells that he drops regarding the character of Jason Bourne will have fans of this series talking for months.) Powered by highly volatile, raw-edged emotion, and dozens of complex characters, each with their own intriguing history, The Bourne Legacy will leave readers furio...

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The other ones that Lustbader wrote in the series include The Bourne Deception, The Bourne Sanction, The Bourne Betrayal, and The Bourne Legacy.

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As soon as I see the names of Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader, I know the book will take me on an exciting adventure.

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