Now, these two trusted friends are on a deadly collision course. From the Colombian highlands to Munich, Cadiz, and Damascus, the clock is counting down to a disaster that will cripple America's economic and military future. Only Bourne and Karpov have a chance to avert the catastrophe-but if they destroy each other first, that chance will be gone forever. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Search Search. Menu Sections. It's the battle of summer Two Americans are vying for the top spot on the spy thriller lists with books featuring action heroes whose original creators are long since dead. Ludlum died in That story started when the crew of an Italian fishing trawler pulled Bourne unconscious from the Mediterranean near Marseille, with serious head injuries and bullet wounds.

When he wakes up, he has total amnesia. Something tells him he might find a clue to his identity in Paris, but when he gets there unknown assailants try to kill him. He discovers he has extraordinary fighting skills, is an expert at spy craft and that those seeking to kill him will never give up.

Before The Bourne Identity Ludlum already had a string of thrillers to his name. But The Bourne Identity hit a massive chord with the s reading public and went on to be a global bestseller. Ludlum returned to his brain-washed action man again in with The Bourne Supremacy, and, finally, in with The Bourne Ultimatum.

Ludlum was a native New Yorker, and over a year career as a thriller writer he sold almost million books. He died of a stroke in at his home in Florida. That might well have been the end for Jason Bourne and his desperate efforts to discover who was trying to assassinate him.

But then in , Matt Damon signed up to make three big-budget Jason Bourne action thrillers loosely based on Ludlum's original books. The first film in the franchise was The Bourne Identity. The success of the Bourne movies spurred the representatives of Robert Ludlum's literary estate to consider extending the series, despite the fact the late writer had not left any future plot outlines. The man chosen to pen the new books was Eric Van Lustbader.

Already successful thanks to an exciting series of Ninja thrillers, Van Lustbader had to exercise a delicate balancing act for Bourne. It was no easy task to keep hard-core action fans enthralled while updating the intelligence world, but he did it with aplomb.

In the new book, The Bourne Dominion, Bourne's enemies are gathering force. Severus Domna, a secret group, has called forth its members from around the globe with one objective: to kill the last person capable of destroying their bid to destabilise the world economy -- Jason Bourne. They turn Bourne's most trusted friend into his most deadly enemy. Boris Karpov has taken over a powerful security organisation -- but at a price: he must kill his oldest friend, Jason Bourne.

Bourne finds himself in a world where friend and foe go hand-in-hand. His journey leads him down a path of brutal murder and destruction -- from which there is no escape -- in a yarn which is as explosive as anything that has gone before in the series.

Whether Matt Damon will ever get to play this one is doubtful. It seems any new Bourne films are unlikely to feature Damon in the title role. He has said he won't play Jason Bourne again unless Greengrass directs, and the director's stated attitude is 'been there, done that' as far as Bourne is concerned.

Close Remember me? Facebook Twitter Email Whatsapp. June 11 AM. Facebook Twitter Email. Bit by bit, flashes of his past illuminate the violent path he must take to find out who he is.


The Bourne Dominion

He was assaulted by the bone-juddering, heart-attack-inducing, soul-shattering blast of music coming from ten-foot-tall speakers set on either end of the enormous dance floor. Ahead of him, across the restless sea of bodies, the woman with the thick mane of blond hair made her way around gyrating couples of all possible combinations. Bourne pressed after her; it was like trying to push his way through a soft mattress. The heat was palpable. Already the snow on the fur collar of his thick coat had melted away. His hair was slick with it.


Book review: “Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion” by Eric Van Lustbader

The book was released on June 19, , as a sequel to The Bourne Objective. Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources-and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB -2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil.

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