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Robert Ludlum

Best known for writing the bestselling Jason Bourne books that inspired the series of hit films starring Matt Damon, Robert Ludlum was born on 25 May, 1927 in New York and died on 12 March, 2001. In total, he wrote 27 thrillers and it is estimated that there are between 290 and 500 million copies of his books in print.

Many of Robert Ludlum's books are about one man or a group of individuals who struggle against powerful adversaries. The fast-paced books are full of political and economical intrigue and take place in both historical and contemporary settings. Many also touch on conspiracy theories. Robert also wrote under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd and his Bourne Trilogy was expanded upon by Eric Van Lustbader in a further nine novels



Robert Ludlum Books

  • ATARH
    Robert Ludlum
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    Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his first adventure - The Bourne Identity 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life. A man with an unknown past and an uncertain future, the target of assassins and at the heart of a deadly puzzle. He's fighting for survival and no one can help him - except the one woman who once wanted to escape him ...
  • AAJUR
    Robert Ludlum
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    It all starts with a cat-and-mouse chase to the death in a Baltimore funfair: the Jackal, Bourne's age-old antagonist, is back and Bourne is forced from his idyllic retirement with his wife and children to confront his enemy. In Europe and America there are men and women whose lust for power is disguised by their positions and respectability. Their aim: to gain control at the highest level, to avenge, to destroy. Jason Bourne has been the assassin before: now he longs for peace with his family, but the threat of the Jackal puts in jeopardy all possibility of peace...
  • AAJUQ
    Robert Ludlum
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    Washington, Hong Kong and Peking - terror sweeps the globe. The Vice-Premier of the People's Republic has been brutally murdered by a legendary assassin and everyone is asking the same fearful questions: Why has Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is next on his death list? But US officials know the shocking truth: there is no Jason Bourne. There never was. But someone has resurrected the name, and if he is not stopped, the world will pay a devastating price. Jason Bourne must live again. He must utilise his murderous skills. But this time the will to survive is not enough. This time Bourne must reign supreme...
  • ACHUD
    Robert Ludlum
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    In a secret room in Washington DC John Tanner is asked to stake his life - and his wife and children - on a gamble whose goals and risks no one will fully reveal to him. In a small suburban town, where only the nicest people live, friends, neighbours, everyone and anyone could be part of a monstrous conspiracy of international evil. The machinery has already been set in motion. And at stake is the very existence of America - and the future of the entire free world...
  • AAJUL
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    Jason Bourne takes a mission to rescue his only friend in the CIA, Martin Lindros, who disappeared in Africa while tracking nuclear material. Bourne agrees to help track the money trail of the terrorists, but soon suffers from confusing flashbacks of unfamiliar places and events. Is someone brainwashing him in order to throw him off the trail? Worse still, is the man he saved really Martin Lindros? Now Bourne is on his own - gathering evidence, while trying to stay one step ahead of the terrorists who are determined to destroy the USA...
  • AKTXV
    Robert Ludlum
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    When the head of Mossad learns that a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking something far more deadly than drugs, he turns to his friend Jason Bourne for help. Bourne agrees to investigate, but he has his own agenda: revenge. The drug lord is responsible for the murder of Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared for. But as Bourne attempts to avenge the woman he loved, he becomes embroiled in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans, and Russians. Each step closer to vengeance is a step closer to his own death.
  • ACHTV
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    On Parrish Island, off the coast of Virginia, there is a little known and never visited psychiatric facility where the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state makes them a danger to their own government. One of these employees is former agent Hal Ambler. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy. Hal pulls off a daring escape and now he's out to discover who stashed him here and why. But the world he returns to has changed. No one remembers him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and, when he first looks in the mirror, the face he sees is not his own...
  • ACHTZ
    Robert Ludlum
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    Ben Hartman is on holiday in Switzerland when he meets a childhood friend - who promptly tries to kill him. In self-defence, Ben kills his attacker, but soon the body and all evidence of the confrontation have disappeared. Anna Navarro, a US government agent, is sent to look into a string of deaths around the world. The only thing the victims have in common is an old OSS file, codenamed SIGMA. But as soon as she starts to get somewhere, she is dragged off the case and declared rogue. Someone wants this secret kept, and not only the future of Hartman and Navarro is at stake, but that of the world...
  • ACHUC
    Robert Ludlum
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    In Washington, word is received that an elite member of the Nazi High Command is willing to defect and divulge information that will shorten the war. But his defection entails the release of the ultra-top-secret file on the Scarlatti Inheritance - a file whose contents will destroy many of the Western world's greatest and most illustrious reputations if they are made known...
  • AAOXV
    Robert Ludlum
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    After three years deep under cover, US agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortress-like mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organisation born after the fall of the Third Reich. Then, on the eve of his most spectacular success, Harry disappears. Drew Latham is frantic to discover his older brother's fate. But when he receives word that Harry has surfaced, serious doubts arise. Has Harry's cover been blown? And if so, why has the Brotherhood of the Watch let him live? The search for the truth about Harry plunges Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death...
  • ANIVR
    Robert Ludlum
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    Jason Bourne is back in this new novel in Robert Ludlum's legendary series. Jason Bourne is working as a 'blacksmith' - hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe, but when armed gunmen storm one such meeting, they're target is not the minister he impersonates, but Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist who demands that Bourne carry out a special mission for him - one, that if completed, will have dire consequences for the entire world.
  • AIZSS
    Robert Ludlum
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    The Merge: a device destined to revolutionise the world and make the personal computer and smart phone obsolete. When Covert-One's Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential he discovers that its enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship could change the face of warfare for ever. Meanwhile, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans - all equipped with enhanced Merge technology. As Smith and Russell investigate, they're blocked by someone who seems to have access to the highest levels of the military. Is the Merge really as secure as its creator claims? And what is the Pentagon so desperate to hide? Smith and Russell are determined to learn the truth - but will they pay with their lives...?
  • ACHTH
    Robert Ludlum
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    On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer records cargo being secretly loaded. He's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese ship rumoured to carry tons of chemicals to create biological weapons of mass-destruction. The President cannot let the ship reach its destination - a rogue Middle East nation. But he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Covert-One operative Jon Smith is brought in to find solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Then an agent is murdered and vital evidence destroyed. Smith must find the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party...
  • ACHUA
    Robert Ludlum
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    1940. American Stephen Metcalfe is a minor asset in the US's secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, he must instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. Now he must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover...1991. The Communist empire is on the verge of oblivion, and a coup is being planned by a powerful new cabal. Stephen Metcalfe, now a retired ambassador, must return to Moscow and finally reveal a secret that has haunted him since the fall of Berlin...a secret that might just avert a global cataclysm.
  • ACHTX
    Robert Ludlum
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    Retired operative Paul Janson is called back to the spy game to settle a personal debt he owes. Peter Novak, the legendary Hungarian immigrant and head of the Liberty Foundation, has been kidnapped and faces execution at the hands of terrorist extremists. It is up to Janson to rescue Novak before he is murdered. Janson puts together a top team immediately and manages the nearly impossible task of extricating Novak, but something goes horribly wrong - something that indicates the operation had been compromised from the start - and only Janson himself survives. Now the major intelligence services think that Janson was responsible for Novak's death and are sending their finest operatives after him...
  • ARGGJ
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    US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents turned private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell, a translator, has been found dead in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city. But Senator Wyckoff insists his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell may have been killed because of something she overheard at a recent international conference. And when Janson and Kincaid realise they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that the crime, and the cover-up, were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the US State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.
  • AAUDW
    Robert Ludlum
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    On a desolate island deep within the Arctic, a scientific expedition photographs the wreckage of a bomber. It seems to be a relic from the Cold War - but a handful of insiders know that it is a Soviet Air Force biological warfare platform, still armed with weaponised anthrax. Covert-One's Lt. Col. Jon Smith leads a team to secure the site. But on the island they find themselves confronted with a traitor from within their ranks. Gradually they become aware that the ancient bomber conceals something else: a secret so deadly that it could trigger a Third World War...
  • AFUPZ
    Robert Ludlum
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    Reformed from his days of assassination and conspiracy, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working with kickass sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he helps other disenchanted covert operatives to create new lives. He also accepts independent jobs, but only missions he believes will contribute to the greater good. Janson takes the job to rescue a doctor who has been kidnapped by West African rebels. At first, it appears that the doctor's life was spared in order to treat the rebels' wounded leader, but when the mission goes haywire, Janson realises he's in the middle of something much bigger - and he may be fighting for the wrong side ...
  • ALVRE
    Robert Ludlum
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    Paul Janson has set a new mission for himself. In partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents, helping them to create new lives outside the violent intelligence sector. But he still takes on independent assignments - for a fee. So when an oil executive begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid take on the case. However, pirates are the least of their worries in the violent chaos of oil-rich East Africa. And when Janson and Kincaid stumble into a bewildering storm of plots and counter plots, they begin to fear the only way to escape would be to abandon the kidnapped Allegra.
  • ACHTG
    Robert Ludlum
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    An unknown doomsday virus has claimed the lives of four people - including the fiancee of Covert One's Lt. Col. Jon Smith. Devastated and enraged, Smith uncovers evidence that this was no accident; someone out there has the virus and the pandemic that threatens millions of lives was planned...Not knowing who to trust or where to turn, Smith assembles a private team to fight against the deadly virus. As the death toll mounts, the quest leads them to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth. And Smith and his team must hunt down a genius determined to destroy them.
  • ACHUK
    Robert Ludlum
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    David Spaulding is the most feared and efficient Allied agent in wartime Europe. Expert, deadly and professional, he is also high on the Gestapo's 'most wanted' list. Now Spaulding has been selected by the Allied Command to transact an undercover deal in Argentina involving top secret Nazi scientific plans. The dealer is Erich Rhinemann, an exiled German Jew who is awaiting the end of the war with his millions in an impenetrable retreat near Buenos Aires. But there's something Spaulding doesn't know. The other side of the deal. And it involves the most bizarre, horrific intrigue of the Second World War...
  • ACHUH
    Robert Ludlum
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    Michael Havelock watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for him but to get out, quit the game. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railway platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. She's alive - and suddenly Havelock is a marked man, on the run from both US and Russian assassins. Racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist - Parsifal...
  • ACHUO
    Robert Ludlum
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    It begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: 'The generals ...they're back ...Aquitaine!' Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the darkest corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood-rules he thought he'd long left behind. And only Converse, and the woman he once loved and lost, can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine...
  • AAQBD
    Robert Ludlum
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    Alex McAuliff has just received an offer he can't refuse. A company called Dunstone Ltd will pay him two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's interior - and they require his absolute secrecy. But British Intelligence are aware of the deal and they've let Alex in on a secret of their own: the last survey team Dunstone dispatched to Jamaica vanished without trace. Now it's too late to turn back. From the moment he lands in Jamaica Alex is a marked man. He already knows about Dunstone...which means he knows too much.