Robert Ludlum’s iconic Bourne series has captivated fans since The Bourne Identity’s release in 1980. Starring Jason Bourne, the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory, Ludlum’s books became international hits and spawned a popular film franchise starring Matt Damon.
Author Eric Van Lustbader has continued writing Bourne’s story since 2004, and his latest novel, titled The Bourne Initiative, hits shelves next week. As always, it’s going to be a nail-biter:
Gen. Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived in the months before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United States—a way to steal the president’s nuclear launch codes. Who has taken over the operation? Karpov trusted only one man: Jason Bourne. But can Bourne be working against his own country? Gen. Arthur MacQuerrie, chief of the Dreadnaught Section of NSA, and Morgana Broussard, head of the mysterious Meme, LLC, are convinced of Bourne’s treasonous act. And they will do everything in their power to kill him.
Flushed from cover, hunted by the best assassins in the business, wounded and nearly killed, Bourne’s only hope is to join forces with his bitterest enemy, a Somali magus named Keyre, whose terrorist forces Bourne once decimated. Now Keyre is more powerful than ever, with a burgeoning international network—a man who can help Bourne, but to what end? Lying in wait is the young woman Bourne saved from Keyre’s torture, who now calls herself the Angelmaker. Both seductive and deadly, the Angelmaker loves Bourne, but from whom does she take her orders? Is she ally or adversary?
These are questions Bourne must answer before he can 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.
In anticipation of The Bourne Initiative’s release on June 13th, we’ve partnered with Grand Central Publishing for a giveaway! One winner will receive a hardcover copy of the book and a Fitbit Flex (because you’ll be inspired to ramp up your physical activity after reading the novel).
To enter the giveaway, follow @PasteBooks on Twitter and retweet this tweet by 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 10th. You must have a U.S. address to enter. We’ll announce the winner on Saturday evening!