Learn more about CCRLS
Reading recommendations from Novelist
Online learning resources
Cover image for Robert Ludlum's the Bourne legacy
Robert Ludlum's the Bourne legacy
Other title(s):
Bourne legacy
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, ℗2011.
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (approximately 360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from web page.

Compact discs.

Duration: 6:00:00.
Jason Bourne has reassumed his identity as David Webb, becoming a university linguistics teacher and spending time with his family. However, after being framed for the murder of his two closest friends, Bourne is on the run again. Now, Bourne must go toe-to-toe with an assassin who is closely linked to his past.


Call Number

On Order



Timed to coincide with the feature film release of The Bourne Supremacy , starring Matt Damon, comes a new novel in the bestselling tradition of Robert Ludlum's beloved Bourne series In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own #1 bestselling novels, his bestselling works to this day. Now, with the major motion picture adaptation of Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy , the Ludlum estate has finally acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader to create a brand new Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy . Jason Bourne, international assassin of deadly repute, was an identity assumed by covert agent David Webb. Retired from the CIA and now a professor at Georgetown University, Webb's life is finally his own-until he becomes the target of an assassin and is framed for the murder of his two closest associates. Fighting for his life against unseen assailants, the Bourne identity asserts itself, leaving Jason Bourne in control. Barely a half-step ahead of his nemesis and the CIA, who believes he has gone rogue, Bourne finds himself a pawn in a larger, far deadlier game.


Jason Bourne has reassumed his identity as David Webb, becoming a university linguistics teacher and spending time with his family. However, after being framed for the murder of his two closest friends, Bourne is on the run again. Now, Bourne must go toe-to-toe with an assassin who is closely linked to his past.

Author Notes

Eric Van Lustbader was born in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Columbia College in 1968. While still in college, he began work in the entertainment industry by creating his own music production company that included work with such bands as Cheap Trick, Mountain, and Blue Oyster Cult. He is a writer of both thriller and fantasy novels. He has written several series including The Pearl Saga Series, The Sunset Warrior Cycle, The China Maroc Series and The Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle Series. He is also the co-author of the Jason Bourne series, starting with book 4, with Robert Ludlum.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

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) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Three of Robert Ludlum's novels featured the fictional character Jason Bourne. Now comes a Bourne novel not by Ludlum but by Van Lustbader, the author of 20 novels that had nothing to do with Bourne. The publisher assures readers that the individuals who control Ludlum's estate have given their permission to create this new novel. Here and now, Bourne, described as an international assassin of deadly repute, has retired from the CIA and is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. He has been framed for the murder of two associates and becomes the target of an assassin. The novel begins in Chechnya and continues in such diverse places as Nairobi, Crete, Washington, D.C., and Budapest. The many-paged narrative provides ample room for lots of action, including a body found in a refrigerator, shared joy between lovers, fistfights, gun battles, torture, and deceit. The Bourne Legacy reads much like Ludlum, which, of course, is exactly the point. --George Cohen Copyright 2004 Booklist

Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Van Lustbader continues Ludlum's series by successfully expanding the adventures of the generally sympathetic international assassin Jason Bourne. The author uses an almost too plausible bioterrorist threat and adds a very personal dimension to Jason's troubles, drawing upon the past and Jason's amnesia to put his alter ego Daniel Webb in harm's way. There is much that is predictable here as the story moves to the inevitable intertwining of its major plot lines, but the characters shift alliances and loyalties so ingenuously that the book remains intriguing and very entertaining. Scott Brick carefully employs a limited number of accents for the worldwide cast, not overdoing or stereotyping too much. For Bourne lovers, Van Lustbader has opened the series up for distinctly new possibilities. Recommended for large fiction collections.--Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.