The Bourne Identity: A Novel (Jason Bourne)

The Bourne Identity: A Novel (Jason Bourne)

Robert Ludlum

Language: English

Pages: 608

ISBN: 0553593544

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators—led by Carlos, the world’s most dangerous assassin. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him.





















parked at the curb and got out. Beyond the fence was a small cavern of a garage, mechanics in overalls laconically wandering about carrying tools. He walked casually around inside until he spotted a man in a thin, pin-striped suit whom instinct told him to approach. It took less than ten minutes, explanations kept to a minimum, a Jaguar’s disappearance to North Africa guaranteed with the filing of engine numbers. The silver monogrammed keys were exchanged for six thousand francs, roughly

anything. I promise you!” “You mean you’ll give me your word?” “Yes!” “I gave you mine and took it back. So could you.” “You’re different. I won’t. No one’s trying to kill met Oh God! Please!” “Keep driving.” One thing was clear to him. The killers had seen him drop his suitcase and leave it behind in his race for escape. That suitcase told them the obvious: he was getting out of Zurich, undoubtedly out of Switzerland. The airport and the train station would be watched. And the car he had

he had experienced a degree of nausea when he had pressed the barrel of the gun into her cheek, threatening to take her life if she disobeyed him. There was no such revulsion now; with one overt action she had crossed over into another territory. She had become an enemy, a threat; he could kill her if he had to, kill her without emotion because it was the practical thing to do. “Say something!” she whispered. Her body went into a brief spasm, her breasts pressing against the dark silk of her

corruption and killing is a very short step.” “Treadstone Seventy-One?” “Yes. We were both right. I do want them exposed, I want them to pay for what they’ve done. And you can’t run away.” He brushed his lips against her cheek and then her hair and held her. “I should throw you out,” he said. “I should tell you to get out of my life. I can’t do it, but I know damned well I should.” “It wouldn’t make any difference if you did. I wouldn’t go, my love.” The attorney’s suite of offices was on

someone over at Langley, or on the Council, might have helped, might have filled in a gap? I agree with Peter. We should have been informed.” “There’s a reason why you weren’t.” Manning breathed deeply; in less military surroundings it might have been construed as a sigh. “The informant made it clear that if we brought in any other branch, he wouldn’t make contact again. We felt we had to abide by that; we’ve done it before.” “What did you say?” Knowlton put down the page summary and stared at

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