The world’s most ruthlessly efficient assassin, Jason Bourne, is facing the one force he can’t defeat—his own past—in the latest thrilling entry in Robert Ludlum’s New York Times bestselling series.
Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia with his partner and lover, a fiery Treadstone agent code-named Nova. Their job was to rescue a Russian double agent who’d been smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt.
They failed. The Russian died at the hands of a shadowy assassin known only by the nickname Lennon.
Now everything has changed for Bourne. Nova is gone, killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bourne is a lone operative, working in the shadows for Treadstone, when he’s called in for a new mission in London—to prevent another assassination masterminded by Lennon.
But nothing about this mission is what it seems. As Bourne engages in a cat-and-mouse game with Lennon across the British countryside, he discovers that everything he thought he knew about the past was a lie. And with the body count rising, he comes to an inevitable conclusion: Some secrets should stay buried.
Thriller Award winner Freeman's worthy sequel to 2020's The Bourne Evolution finds Bourne, "the man with no memory and no past," and love interest Nova, his partner in the Treadstone spy organization, in Tallinn, Estonia, on a doomed mission to rescue a U.S. double agent, Grigori Kotov. As they escort Kotov through the streets of Tallinn, Bourne hears a Beatles song from a distant radio. During a subsequent clash with FSB agents, Bourne hears one of the Russians say the name Lenin. In fact, he was referring to Lennon, as in John Lennon. Three years later, Nova has died in a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., and Bourne is in London, where he's trying to prevent a mysterious world-class assassin known as Lennon, who has a lethal girlfriend code-named Yoko, from killing a Russian ecoterrorist out to strike a blow against Russian oligarchs. Freeman supplies plenty of exciting fight scenes and plot twists, but his convincing use of Bourne's fraught backstory is what distinguishes this entry. Series fans will look forward to more contributions to the Bourne franchise from this talented author.
Jason Bourne strikes again
This is an excellent read. I couldn’t put it down.
I thought this book was good and quick but not sure it was as good as the previous novel. I’ll be interested to see where the next novel goes.