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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (473 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jason Bourne Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781611134537
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The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot—and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad’s most feared killer. Do the answers to these mysteries lie back in southeast Lebanon, in a secret encampment to which Bourne and Rebeka escaped following a firefight weeks ago?

The complex trail links to the mission given to Treadstone directors Peter Marks and Soraya Moore: find the semi-mythic terrorist assassin known as Nicodemo.

In the course of Bourne’s desperate, deadly search for a secret that will alter the future of the entire world, he will experience both triumph and loss, and his life will never be the same.

Now everything turns on the amnesiac. Bourne must learn his identity and purpose before both he and Rebeka are killed. From Stockholm to Washington, DC, from Mexico City to Beijing, the web of lies and betrayals extends into a worldwide conspiracy of monumental proportions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] action-packed thriller…The unrelenting action in the novel clearly shows how this series has become so popular both in print and on the screen.”

    Suspense Magazine

  • “Lustbader pulls readers through the story with gusto…For series fans, a solid continuation of Bourne’s story.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/20/2014

    " A quick read. But I have to say i really prefer the Bourne films. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milton Moon Louie | 2/12/2014

    " I think i may be missing something here. Seems like there were too many characters in this story. But overall Jason gets things done. And the bad guys get their. B "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rajeev Singh | 2/6/2014

    " This book is quite an improvement upon the previous Bourne books by Mr.Lustbader.While the previous few books had Leonid Arkadin as a very formidable figure,sometimes outshining Bourne, this one has brought Bourne back to the front.It is reminiscent of 'The Bourne Legacy' which I liked very much as it portrayed Bourne as an exceptionally competent agent who could tackle almost any situation. In this book, Bourne gets the better of Ilan Halevy, a ruthless Mossad killer.I like the Bourne books for the strong,bellicose adversaries that Bourne is pitted against like Arkadin,Stepan Spalko,Khan,Kevin McColl and now Ilan Halevy and Maceo Encarnacion.It's a joy ride for a reader of thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/4/2014

    " Good stuff!! Thank you Eric for continuing the saga!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassi | 1/19/2014

    " I think this is the second Bourne book by Van Lusbader I've read. They way the story flows it seems as though Ludlum is still writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Kennedy | 1/19/2014

    " Another book in the Bourne Series. While Van Lustbader tells a good story, they are no where close to the first three that Ludlum wrote. It will be interesting to see how long Lustbadercan keep the series going because it seems like every book he is killing off 2 to 3 characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 12/31/2013

    " Fast paced and exciting. Easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 P.e.lolo | 12/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, the charcters were thought out. The story was fast paced moved right along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Spiegel | 12/27/2013

    " Not my favorite. Lots of threads...very choppy... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 12/15/2013

    " Sadly...not impressed. Does anyone know of an author that can write a great spy novel/political thriller that knows how to write without using the F-word every few pages? Help me out here. I'm having a hard time finding them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edwin | 12/14/2013

    " I was not impressed, Probably one of the worse of the Bourne series. I am not sure this one is worth reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 12/11/2013

    " Action packed. But, I still miss pure Robert Ludlum works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Brodeur | 11/28/2013

    " Not as exciting as previous books...to many subplots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/12/2013

    " One of the better Eric Van Lusterbader written Bourne books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 9/30/2013

    " This was an okay book in the series. The beginning was a little slow and confusing for me but as it got going it got a little better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan Green | 9/22/2013

    " I don't think that EVL's Bourne books are anywhere near as good as Ludlum's. That said, I think this was EVL's best Bourne book yet. After the last 2-3 books, I almost didn't read Imperative, but I'm glad I did. Now if EVL would only stop killing off all of the good characters... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Davis | 7/13/2013

    " This book turned out to be a good read. From the arid landscape of Lebanon to the streets of Mexico City, Jason Bourne is one person who does not forgive. This was action pacted with several sub-plots. I enjoyed the intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 7/7/2013

    " Excellent. Plan on staying up late to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 6/2/2013

    " Love Jason Bourne! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Fleming | 2/25/2013

    " Gave up halfway through. It was slow and had some timeline issues that drove me crazy because they really should have been caught in editing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Underhill | 1/2/2013

    " The book jumped around so much, it made the story a bit hard to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anni | 11/18/2012

    " Typical, thrilling, action-packed Bourne story. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the many characters, but as always, Van Lustbader pulls it together. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Ninja and The Testament. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. He has also written several novels in Robert Ludlum’s highly successful Bourne series, including The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, and others. Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education. 

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.