Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy

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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Fiction - 840 pages
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A New York Times BestsellerNo other Robert Ludlum character captured and held the world's imagination like Jason Bourne, who was featured in three of his bestselling novels. Now the estate of Robert Ludlum has turned to bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader to bring Jason Bourne back to life. Years after the events of The Bourne Identity, he's a professor of Eastern Studies at Georgetown University living a quiet life - until he becomes the target of an assassin and is framed for a brutal murder.

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User Review  - delta61 - LibraryThing

I was relived to learn that this next addition to the Borne saga had no comparison to the previous book. A new author and a clean sweep. This book, I enjoyed. Read full review

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User Review  - ctmsdeha - LibraryThing

Once again Eric Van Lustbadar has brought a tale of Jason Bourne, a trained CIA assassin, who has turned his back on the CIA for trying to kill him. His other identity, David Webb, is a professor at a ... Read full review

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Eric Van Lustbader was born in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1946. He is a graduate of New York's Stuyvesant High School and later Columbia College where he earned a degree in sociology in 1968. While still in college, he began work in the entertainment industry by creating his own music production company that included work with such bands as Cheap Trick, Mountain, and Blue Oyster Cult. He is a writer of both thriller and fantasy novels. He has written several series including The Pearl Saga Series, The Sunset Warrior Cycle, The China Maroc Series and The Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle Series. He is also the co-author of the Jason Bourne series, starting with book 4, with Robert Ludlum. In 2014 his title from this series, Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Ascendancy, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Robert Ludlum was born May 25, 1927 in New York City. He enlisted in the Marines at the age of eighteen and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1951. He began acting professionally at the age of sixteen in the 1943 Broadway production of Junior Miss. He also had roles in summer stock and appeared in over 200 television dramas for such live programs as Studio One and Kraft Television Theater. He then tried producing with the 1956 Broadway production of The Owl and the Pussycat. He took the play, four years later, to his creation of Shopping-Center Theater at Playhouse-on-the-Mall in Paramus, New Jersey. His first novel, The Scarlatti Inheritance, was published in 1971. His other works include The Matlock Paper, The Chancellor Manuscript, The Bourne Identity, The Scorpio Illusion, The Matarese Countdown, and The Bancroft Strategy. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd. He died on March 12, 2001 at the age of 74.

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