The Bourne Identity: A Novel

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Bantam Books, 2010 - Fiction - 599 pages
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He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initial: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne. But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators -- led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him.

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Review: The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne #1)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Nothing like the movie but still just as awesome! The story line is VERY different and naturally more complex. Bourne is a much more interesting character in this book. The love story was maaaybe a ... Read full review

Review: The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne #1)

User Review  - ER Baine - Goodreads

Good. I thought I would not be able to follow it because I saw the movie first. But each time another movie comes out it makes me feel like I have to go back and read the first book. And reading it ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-one novels, each a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. In addition to the Jason Bourne series--The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum--he was the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and The Apocalypse Watch, among many others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March, 2001.

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