Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Initiative

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Head of Zeus, 2017 - Assassins - 400 pages

General Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead but the cyber attack he launched at the heart of the US's nuclear defence network lives on. Who has taken over the operation? Karpov trusted only one man: Jason Bourne. But can Bourne be working against his own country? The sequel to The Bourne Enigma.

Jason Bourne is on the run. His old friend, General Boris Karpov, is dead. But Karpov, once head of the feared FSB, lives on in the cyber weapon he devised before his death, capable of penetrating the heart of America's final defense: nuclear launch codes. Both the NSA and Meme LLC, a black off-site cyber opertion, believe Bourne has taken over the enterprise, and a kill team is sent to terminate him for committing treason against the US. Flushed from cover, hunted by assassins, wounded and nearly killed, Bourne is forced to join forces with his bitterest enemy, a Somali magus named Keyre, whose terrorist organization Bourne once decimated. Now Keyre is more powerful than ever and he might help Bourne, but to what end? From the Greek island of Skyros to Somalia and the underbelly of Moscow, Bourne must unravel the mystery of Boris Karpov's last legacy, a weaponized code that may very well bring about the unthinkable: a violent end to America.

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Robert Ludlum’s (TM) The Bourne Initiative, Eric Van Lusbader, author; Holter Graham, narrator I was terribly disappointed with this book. What I, as a reader, am led to believe is that there is an ... Read full review

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Jason Bourne is in trouble. When a cyberoperation to steal the U.S. president's nuclear launch codes is discovered, Washington bigwigs believe Bourne has committed treason, as he was trusted by the Russian general who conceived the attack. With a 125,000-copy first printing. Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Eric Van Lustbader was born in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Columbia College 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.

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