The Bourne ultimatum

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Bantam Books, 1990 - Fiction - 662 pages
646 Reviews
At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. Reissue

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A very nice ending to the series - Goodreads
hmm...needed a page turner to give my brain a break. - Goodreads
Very good action/suspense and story plot - Goodreads
That last sentence was in reference to the movies. - Goodreads
Mr. Ludlum was indeed an amazing writer. - Goodreads
The ending is wholly unsatisfying. - Goodreads

Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne #3)

User Review  - Thomas Roth - Goodreads

Was a bit of a labor to get through this. A perfect example of a mad ego gone over the edge with an unexpected ending. Read full review

Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne #3)

User Review  - Leo Marta Lay - Goodreads

I don't really enjoy reading the book...just too complicated with too many brief and unknown characters and lingered on too many unnecessary details and dialogues. Thus dramatic moments were not built during my reading. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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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