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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User Review  - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing

well it was an ok book and i did like it but to be fair i think my watching the movie tainted me since the 2 were so completly differnt; not even sure how the movie was able to keep the name :) Read full review

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

I read this long ago when I was in my Ludlum phase and it was first published. The movie made me think, "It wasn't like that..." but only after seeing the latest ("Jason Bourne") did I dig out this ... 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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