This is the first Bourne novel for fourteen years. Robert Ludlum's latest novel, The Tristan Betrayal, sold over 100,000 copies in trade editions. The Bourne Supremacy has received glowing reviews is a blockbuster film in 2004. During a career spanning thirty years, Ludlum has sold 220 million copies in 40 countries in 32 different languages. Ludlum is firmly re-established at the top of the genre. Eric Van Lustbader is a bestselling thriller and fantasy writer in his own right.
After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with The Scarlatti Inheritance in 1971, the first of twenty-three consecutive international bestsellers. Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He is the author of more than twenty bestselling novels, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. A native of New England, Jeff Harding has appeared in television productions as varied as Howard's End, The Fast Show, Father Ted and NCS Manhunt. He has recorded many audiobooks, including Orion's The Last Templar, Robert Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy and the best-selling Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.
Brick seems completely comfortable sitting in the narrator's seat of Lustbader's (Black Heart, etc.) substantial espionage thriller, which brings Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne back for a fourth outing. Bourne's peaceful life as a family man and teacher of Eastern studies at Georgetown University is brutally interrupted by a sudden sniper attack and the double murder of his two best friends. Framed for the killings, Bourne is forced back into the violent world he had hoped never to revisit. What follows is a roller coaster ride of intrigue and betrayal that will take Bourne halfway around the world in an effort to clear his name. Along the way, he uncovers a deadly plot against an upcoming summit on terrorism. Brick handles the large cast and international settings with ease, keeping his foreign accents on the light side. Even when the writing strays toward the melodramatic, Brick maintains his straightforward reading style. While some transitions happen so quickly that listeners may be confused as to where they are and who is speaking, Brick knows how to keep the action moving and the characters grounded and real. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (Forecasts, June 7). (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.