Bourne is Back.
...and in the crosshairs of every intelligence agency on the planet.
New York Congresswoman Sofia Ortiz has been assassinated – and it looks like Jason Bourne was the rogue gunman responsible.
Ortiz was about to blow the whistle on a scandal that could tie one of the most powerful tech companies in the country to Treadstone, the shadowy government agency that trained Bourne, and to something even more sinister. If he is to clear his name, Bourne is going to have to get to the bottom of the conspiracy Ortiz was killed to protect.
It won't be easy: alone, on the run, with enemies at every turn, Bourne will have to put all his skills to the test – and uncover some new ones.
This assured contribution to the Jason Bourne franchise from Thriller Award winner Freeman (Thief River Falls) opens with a 2019 newspaper account of a sniper shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., that killed dozens a year earlier, but it's the 2020 assassination in New York City of Congresswoman Sofia Ortiz, as recounted through a series of live tweets, that triggers the main action. Bourne, identified in a tweet only as "an ex-government operative gone rogue," is accused of killing Ortiz, who was scheduled to speak about a massive data hack and to introduce a new law to curb the excesses of big tech. Bourne once again finds himself on the run, "in the crosshairs of every intelligence agent on the planet." The action races from sunny Nassau to the rainy Highlands of Scotland, where Bourne faces perhaps his most dangerous foe yet, the evil Medusa agent known as Miss Shirley. Freeman has a firm grasp of Bourne's tangled background, plus the skills to keep the action front and center. Bourne fans will hope for an encore from this talented author.