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After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a best-selling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-two consecutive international bestsellers. Robert sadly passed away in March 2001.
Paul Janson has set a new mission for himself. In partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents, helping them to create new lives outside the violent intelligence sector. But he still takes on independent assignments - for a fee. So when an oil executive begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid take on the case. However, pirates are the least of their worries in the violent chaos of oil-rich East Africa. And when Janson and Kincaid stumble into a bewildering storm of plots and counter plots, they begin to fear the only way to escape would be to abandon the kidnapped Allegra.
Jason Bourne is working as a 'blacksmith' - someone who is hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe. Bourne is at one such meeting when armed gunmen storm the room - but their target is not the minister he impersonates, it is Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist, a man who calls himself El Ghadan ('Tomorrow'). El Ghadan demands that Bourne carry out a special mission for him - one, that if completed, will have dire consequences for the entire world.
Working in partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents and helps them create new lives outside of the violent intelligence sector. Janson also takes on independent assignments - for a fee, he'll use his skills to resolve international crises. But only those that he believes contribute to the greater good of all. When oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid seize the opportunity. At last they can derail American Synergy Corporation's scheme to subvert sovereign nations into wholly owned subsidiaries. But the pirates are the least lethal threat in the violent chaos of oil-rich East Africa, and when Janson and Kincaid stumble into a bewildering storm of plots and counterplots, they begin to fear that the only way to escape would be to abandon the innocent Allegra.
Bourne’s nemesis, The Jackal, is back and he is threatening everything that Jason values and loves. It is time to pick up his old tools and ways if there is to be any peace. Third in this classic series, immortalised on screen by Matt Damon. The Bourne series: 1. The Bourne Identity2. The Bourne Supremacy3. The Bourne Ultimatum4. The Bourne Legacy (with Eric Van Lustbader)5. The Bourne Betrayal (with Eric Van Lustbader)6. The Bourne Sanction (with Eric Van Lustbader)
This is the 2nd in the peerless, genre redefining Jason Bourne series. Scrawled in a pool of blood is one name the world wanted to forget - Jason Bourne - but is he really responsible for a string of high profile murders and how can he be stopped? The Bourne series: 1. The Bourne Identity2. The Bourne Supremacy3. The Bourne Ultimatum4. The Bourne Legacy (with Eric Van Lustbader)5. The Bourne Betrayal (with Eric Van Lustbader)6. The Bourne Sanction (with Eric Van Lustbader)
The Bourne Identity is one cracking start to a truly fabulous trilogy. I have read all of Robert Ludlum’s books, including the Bourne Trilogy, and they sit on my shelves just waiting for the next time I re-read them. Robert Ludlum had a truly masterly hand, his novels are action-packed, full of intrigue, and feel completely believable even when allowing the reader to truly escape this world. The Bourne series: 1. The Bourne Identity2. The Bourne Supremacy3. The Bourne Ultimatum4. The Bourne Legacy (with Eric Van Lustbader)5. The Bourne Betrayal (with Eric Van Lustbader)6. The Bourne Sanction (with Eric Van Lustbader)
Since Ludlum’s death his books have been based on outlines of novels he left unfinished and acknowledged as co-written by various people his estate has commissioned to bash them into shape. Interestingly this one has no co-author. The publishers tell me it was left in sufficient a state to just need a bit of editing so, in effect, this is an original Ludlum!Similar this month: Gerald Seymour, Mark Burnell.Comparison: Kyle Mills, Joseph Finder, Vince Flynn.
The US government has a deadly assignment - and James Matlock is the perfect man for the job. James Matlock is a Vietnam veteran and college professor - with a disturbing past. The faceless men in Washington know his secrets. And they want him to investigate what seems to be a large-scale drugs and prostitution business. Matlock is given a piece of silver paper with codes on it, and the name of the criminal organisation: Nimrod. He is soon trapped in a maze of unrelenting terror, as the people he cares for most are under threat. Would he have accepted the job if he'd known just what it would mean? Or that disclosure of the truth could cause such horror?
Japan and China are thrown close to the brink of war when a Japanese warship is attacked. Meanwhile top Covert-One operative Jon Smith is sent to recover mysterious material from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactor. Smith vanishes, and CIA agent Randi Russell goes on an unsanctioned mission to find him. She discovers that the missing samples may be evidence that Japan, led by Chief of Staff Masao Takahashi, has been developing next-generation weapons systems in preparation for a conflict with China. The Covert-One team must prevent Takahashi from sparking a war, or the world will be dragged into a battle certain to kill tens of millions of people and leave much of the planet uninhabitable.
Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his first adventure - The Bourne Identity 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life. A man with an unknown past and an uncertain future, the target of assassins and at the heart of a deadly puzzle. He's fighting for survival and no one can help him - except the one woman who once wanted to escape him ...
US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents turned private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell, a translator, has been found dead in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city. But Senator Wyckoff insists his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell may have been killed because of something she overheard at a recent international conference. And when Janson and Kincaid realise they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that the crime, and the cover-up, were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the US State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.
One evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. He is the victim with the most dangerous knowledge, including confidential passwords and codes that are used to program the drones. If revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States. Jon Smith and the Covert-One team begin a worldwide search to recover the officials, but as the first kidnapping victims are rescued, they show disturbing signs of brainwashing or mind-altering drugs. Smith's investigation leads him to Fort Detrick, where a researcher, Dr Laura Taylor, had been attempting to create a drug to wipe memory from soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. But Dr Taylor's research was suspended almost a year ago, when she was placed in a mental institution. Now, if Smith doesn't figure out the brainwashing drug, and track down the kidnapped Nick Rendel, the kidnappers will soon have the power to carry out drone strikes anywhere in the world...
Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his original adventures. 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times Jason Bourne is working as a 'blacksmith' - hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe, but when armed gunmen storm one such meeting, they're target is not the minister he impersonates, but Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist who demands that Bourne carry out a special mission for him - one, that if completed, will have dire consequences for the entire world.
When the head of Mossad learns that a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking something far more deadly than drugs, he turns to his friend Jason Bourne for help. Bourne agrees to investigate, but he has his own agenda: revenge. The drug lord is responsible for the murder of Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared for. But as Bourne attempts to avenge the woman he loved, he becomes embroiled in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans, and Russians. Each step closer to vengeance is a step closer to his own death.
Millions of readers have followed this master of suspense into the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin haunted by the splintered nightmares of his former lifeand the inspiration for a series of blockbuster films. Now, for the first time, all three of the gripping Bourne thrillers by Robert Ludlum are packaged together in one spellbinding eBook bundle: THE BOURNE IDENTITY ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York Times Meet Jason Bourne. His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. His real name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators, led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous terrorist. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY ';Ludlum has never come up with a more head-spinning, spine-jolting, intricately mystifying, Armageddonish, in short Ludlumesque, thriller than this.'Publishers Weekly Someone else has taken on the Bourne identitya ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionagean exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliancesall the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournesand one must die. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM ';Vintage Ludlum.'The Plain Dealer At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by a telegram signed ';Jason Bourne,' witness a bizarre killing. Only they know Bourne's true identity. They understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos. Now one man must do something he hoped never to do again: Assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: Use himself as bait to lure Carlos into a deadly trapfrom which only one of them will escape.
The Merge: a device destined to revolutionise the world and make the personal computer and smart phone obsolete. When Covert-One's Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential he discovers that its enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship could change the face of warfare for ever. Meanwhile, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans - all equipped with enhanced Merge technology. As Smith and Russell investigate, they're blocked by someone who seems to have access to the highest levels of the military. Is the Merge really as secure as its creator claims? And what is the Pentagon so desperate to hide? Smith and Russell are determined to learn the truth - but will they pay with their lives...?
Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his original adventures. 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times Jason Bourne pulls a drowning man from a lake - a man not only freezing, but bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He wakes as an amnesiac, with no memory of who he is or why he was shot...an eerie reminder of Bourne's own past. Meanwhile, Mossad agent Rebekah is so determined to find this man that she's gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency and risks a summary execution if caught by her former colleagues. And back in the US, a new agent has been recruited - but does he have a secret mission of his own? Everything turns on the mysterious amnesiac. Will Bourne learn his identity or will other, powerful forces get to him first?
Fans of the Jason Bourne books will love this series featuring Paul Janson, an ex-Navy SEAL and former member of a U.S. government covert agency called Consular Operations, now using his unique blend of skills for what he describes as ‘the greater good’. The original, The Janson Directive, was published in 2002 and the baton has been picked up author Paul Garrison. In The Janson Command we find Paul rescuing a doctor from some West African rebels - but is he really helping the right side? Full of pace, drama and heart-stopping surprises and twists, we can’t wait for the next adventure.
Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. The sinister cache, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, men both good and evil will be drawn into a violent and deadly hunt, sparking a relentless struggle that could forever change the world as we know it. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Gemini Contenders ';[Robert Ludlum's] most ambitious novel . . . Its twist and turns carry the reader on a fast bobsled run. . . . A marvelously unflagging imagination.'The New York Times ';A winner . . . one of those books you intend to put down after just one more chapter . . . suddenly it's two in the morning and you've read the whole thing.'United Press International ';A skyrocket of a book . . . The action never stops for a second.'The Plain Dealer ';Packed full of excitement.'The Denver PostFrom the Paperback edition.
Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of the nation's most prestigious foundations. Now, at the express wish of the president, Trevayne undertakes an investigation into the ';secret government'and is soon swept up in a tidal wave of intrigue and danger. Beyond the corridors of official power he discovers a nightmare maze where billionaires mingle with Mafia dons, where sinister forces are poised to enact a chilling conspiracy, where Congress and even the presidency itself can be bought and sold, where survival hinges on a hair trigger. In this world, a man like Trevayne can easily become a pawn, an enemyor a king. Praise for Robert Ludlum and Trevayne ';A taut novel that spares no one.'The New York Times ';Brilliant . . . a story of power, intrigue, ambition, greed, corruption, and horror.'King Features Syndicate ';Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have work the next day.'Chicago Tribune ';A fascinating, meaty spine tingler.'Library JournalFrom the Paperback edition.
Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover's unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files, they decide to do away with himquietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety. Then bestselling thriller writer Peter Chancellor stumbles onto information that makes his previous books look like harmless fairy tales. Now Chancellor and Inver Brass are on a deadly collision course, spiraling across the globe in an ever-widening arc of violence and terror. All roads lead to a showdown that will rip the nation's capital apartleaving only one damning document to survive. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Chancellor Manuscript ';[The Chancellor Manuscript] exerts a riveting appeal, as it seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington.'The New York Times Book Review ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York Times ';Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill as the siren on the prowl car.'Kirkus Reviews ';A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing.'Chicago Sun-Times
Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end. But what happens in this city of assassins, betrayals, and sensual encounters is the most sinister and terrifying deal ever made between two nations. Intense, high-level covert negotiations will soon bear dangerous fruit with the aid of expatriate German industrialist Erich Rhinemann. But suddenly the game changes, and Spaulding is the man caught in the middle. Struggling furiously to save his sanity, the woman he loves, and his very life, Spaulding might be the only one who can rescue the world from a shattering fate. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Rhinemann Exchange ';A superb plot filled with exciting chases, double crosses, secret codes, and beautiful women . . . a picture of the beastliness underlying the espionage world, a world of brilliance without scruples, brutality without restraint.'Chicago Tribune ';A breathtaking pace . . . The plot is extraordinary.'Bestsellers ';A paragon in the field.'The New York TimesFrom the Paperback edition.
Her weapons: money and power. Her target: the most dangerous man in the worldher own son. Elizabeth Wyckham Scarlatti has a plan, a desperate, last-minute gamble designed to save the world from her son, Ulster, an incalculably cruel man who is working for the Third Reich under the name of Heinrich Kroeger. If Elizabeth cannot stop him, Ulster will give Hitler the most powerful instrument on earth. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Scarlatti Inheritance ';[Robert Ludlum] has that sense of drama and pace that only the best storytellers have.'San Francisco Chronicle ';Gripping . . . Ludlum writes with imagination and convincing authority.'Baltimore Sun ';Great, astonishing, the most spellbinding suspense in years!'Minneapolis Star Tribune ';Drive and excitement from first page to last.'Mario Puzo, author of The GodfatherFrom the Paperback edition.