Robert Ludlum's the Bourne initiative

Eric Lustbader

Book - 2017

General 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 before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United Statesa 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? The U.S. Government is convinced of his treason, and is doing everything in its power to kill him. Flu...shed from cover and gravely wounded, Bourne's only hope is to join forces with his bitterest enemy: a powerful Somali terrorist named Keyre, and his protégée, the Angelmaker. If he hopes to survive, Bourne has no choice but unravel the mystery of Karpov's last legacya weaponized code that may bring about the unthinkable: a violent end to America.

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Series
Lustbader, Eric. New Jason Bourne novel.
Subjects
Genres
Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
383 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1455597988
9781455597987
Main Author
Eric Lustbader (author)
Other Authors
Robert Ludlum, 1927-2001 (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

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. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by PW Annex Reviews

The prize at the center of Lustbader's outlandish 11th entry in the late Robert Ludlum's Bourne franchise (after 2016's The Bourne Enigma) is a weaponized computer program developed by the late Gen. Boris Karpov, of the Russian FSB, to penetrate American defenses and gain access to the U.S. president's nuclear codes. Since Jason Bourne, who was Karpov's best friend, is believed to hold the key to that program, he's sought by many powerful, dangerous people, including Somali overlord Keyre; Mala Ilves (aka the Angelmaker), a deadly killer trained by Keyre; and Gora Maslov, the head of the Russian mafia family that rules Moscow. Many characters are maimed, tortured, and killed, but Bourne, though beaten and battered by his foes, is not bested as he's led and misled on a journey that takes him from the Aegean to Russia, Africa, the U.S., and back to Russia. No one is what they seem, and the endless deceptions reliably lead to the extravagant action scenes that are Lustbader's hallmark. Series fans will eagerly await Bourne's next adventure. Agent: Henry Morrison, Henry Morrison Inc. (June) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Amnesiac secret agent Jason Bourne joins forces with dubious enemies when the murder of a high-ranking Russian official triggers a retaliatory plot to steal the U.S. President's nuclear launch codes. By the best-selling author of Black Heart. 125,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After Russian general Boris Karpov dies and his cyberoperation to steal the U.S. president's nuclear launch codes proceeds from beyond the grave, Jason Bourne is marked a traitor by the U.S. government when it's revealed that Karpov trusted Bourne.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Amnesiac secret agent Jason Bourne joins forces with dubious enemies when the murder of a high-ranking Russian official triggers a retaliatory plot to steal the U.S. President's nuclear launch codes.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Jason Bourne returns in this stunning new thriller from Eric Van Lustbader, continuing Robert Ludlum's classic series. General 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 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? The U.S. Government is convinced of his treason, and is doing everything in its power to kill him. Flushed from cover and gravely wounded, Bourne's only hope is to join forces with his bitterest enemy: a powerful Somali terrorist named Keyre, and his protoge, the Angelmaker. If he hopes to survive, Bourne has no choice but unravel the mystery of Karpov's last legacy--a weaponized code that may bring about the unthinkable: a violent end to America.