Welcome, fans, to the show that never ends! First off, apologies for not updating this site more often. Frankly, writing two novels a year is a full-time job. Plus, I have become very active on both Facebook and Twitter. In fact, if you’re not on Twitter you’re missing out on some great Tweets from me, and that’s not bragging. Here's why:
TWITTER & FACEBOOK
So far as I can tell, I’m the only novelist posting Twitter adventures. I’m doing this for both Jason Bourne and for Jack McClure. These are all-new and exclusive, apart from the books I write. In fact, the last Bourne Twitter adventure illuminates a bridge between “The Bourne Dominion” and the forthcoming “The Bourne Imperative” (more about which in a later post). To be honest, Facebook and Twitter allow me to do things the Website simply can’t, so if you’re not into these two, here’s your wake-up call. All you need do is join Facebook and Twitter, if you haven’t already, then return to this site and click on the appropriate links, which will take you to the proper spots in Cyberspace.
Writing Twitter adventures is a whole new experience for me. For those who don’t know, Twitter gives you 140 characters per Tweet (this includes spaces!), so writing each Tweet is a fascinating experiment in not only new-wave story-telling, but in syntax and contractions as well! During an adventure I post a Tweet a day, five or six days a week, until the end. Difficult and challenging, and because of that, very satisfying. I hope you think so, as well.
One of the great things about Twitter is the Hashtag. Words preceded by a # will take you to a site within Twitter that aggregates all Tweets with the same Hashtag. So, for instance, the last Bourne Twitter adventure has the Hashtag #Bourne3. If you join in the middle of an adventure, you only have to click the Hashtag to be taken to the site where all the Tweets for the adventure live, so it’s a no-brainer to catch up, or even, afterward, to read the entire adventure at once. Very cool.
THE SUMMER OF LUSTBADER!
2012 is shaping up to be the Summer of Lustbader. May sees the paperback publication of “Blood Trust,” the third novel in my Jack McClure series. June heralds the publication of “The Bourne Imperative,” (my seventh Bourne novel!). In July, “The Bourne Legacy” film from Universal, starring Jeremy Renner, will be released. Taking the title from my first Bourne novel, the film was written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote or co-wrote all three previous Bourne films. Tony is also responsible for the brilliant “Michael Clayton,” which, like “The Bourne Legacy,” he wrote and directed. Because Universal couldn’t some to terms with Matt Damon, “Legacy” centers on another agent within Bourne’s world, expanding and commenting on it. I’m expecting great things, and so should you.
If you’re going to ask why Universal isn’t using the plot of my book, there are two answers: 1. No Matt Damon, so no Bourne for this film. 2. Go back to “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum” films and let me know what in them came from Bob’s books. Hint: nada, zip, nothing. So there you go. That’s Hollywood for you. Don’t expect rational decisions from a profoundly irrational industry.
July also brings a special, limited-time e-book promotion for the Jack McClure series. The exciting details on that will be forthcoming just as soon as I have them.
September is pub time for “Father Night,” the fourth Jack McClure book. It’s the tensest, most exciting novel in the series yet, bringing with it seismic changes in the lives of Jack, Annika, and Alli.
So that’s it for now. I will try my best to update the site more often. But if you really want to keep up-to-date on the Lustbader happenings, see you on Facebook and Twitter!
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“An eye for an eye will make the world go blind.”—Gandhi
A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Many lurk in the shadows, eager to seize power--giants of a vast criminal underworld, fueled by revenge and vengeance. Their wars know no end. Their power knows no bounds.
At the center of it all are two men who are inches away from holding the world in their hands: one is known as Dyadya Gourdjiev and the other is known only as the Syrian.
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The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad's most feared killer. Do the answers to these mysteries lie back in southeast Lebanon, in a secret encampment to which Bourne and Rebeka escaped following a firefight weeks ago? Read More
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Facing down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne’s impaired memory, in particular the murder of a young woman on Bali who entrusted him with a strangely engraved ring—an artifact of such powerful significance that people have killed to obtain it. Now he’s determined to find the ring’s owner and purpose. But Bourne never knows what terrible acts he’ll discover he committed when he digs into the past. Read More
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After Jason Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed during a retreat on the island of Bali, he fakes his own death and takes on a new identity and mission-to find his assassin.
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