Herewith some exciting notes to bring you up-to-date on what I've been up to and what you can expect in the next eighteen months or so.
I spent the month of January in SE Asia, more specifically Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, and my beloved Bali. While I admit to some much needed R&R, the trip was mainly for research. Both goals were achieved in spectacular fashion, which means that, among other things, I will be returning to Asia as settings for my new books. You can catch some of my photos on my Facebook page.
In April, I was invited to speak and sign books at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, my all-time favorite venue. I met some wonderful fellow authors, spent time with a whole host of my fans, and hosted a forty-five minute bus ride from Vroman's indie book store in Pasadena to the USC campus, where the FoB was being held. It was a fun weekend, during which, I was told, around 30,000 fans and readers visited the venue. Too, too good.
August is coming up fast and so is the publication of the paperback edition of "Father Night," the fourth book in the Jack McClure series. This is the volume that wraps up Alli Carson's story arc and launches her out into the adult world.
A month later, the fifth, and final, volume of the Jack McClure series, "Beloved Enemy," will be published. The bitter love affair between Jack and Annika comes to a startling boiling point. I don't want to give too much away, but it's safe to say many shocking twists are in store for you readers.
Due to a change in editors, a necessary scheduling shift has pushed this year's Bourne book back to December. "The Bourne Retribution" is well worth the wait, take my word for it. Next year's Bourne novel will return to its usual June slot.
For all you fans who have been clamoring for ebook editions of the Nicholas Linnear series, your wish has come true. We have finally signed a deal that will bring "The Ninja,"The Miko," and "White Ninja" out digitally. Look for them this fall.
I am currently working on a novel with a brand new hero, Alec Temple, who is the spiritual heir to Nicholas Linnear. The novel, "Five Stars," can be seen as "The Ninja" meets "Noble House." I am very excited about this project. Followers of my Twitter account found out about this project first. Though you see my Twitter feed below, I urge you to join Twitter (it's super-easy) to follow the latest news, as, frankly, I have little time to update this site as often as I'd like.
Stay well, all, and keep reading!
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.
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In the stunning follow up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.
Shortly after McClure leaves a late night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found—shot dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since Jack McClure is one of their own—an operative and Paull's friend. Who will protect the country if even McClure cannot be trusted?
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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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Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources—and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne. Read More
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Jack McClure and Alli Carson are back for another adventure through the shadows of power in this third installment of the New York Times bestselling series
It was once said that you must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible….Read More
Listen to an audio clip from Blood Trust.
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The paperback of LAST SNOW leaps to #9 on the NY Times Bestseller list!
New York Times bestselling sensation Eric Van Lustbader created the legendary Nicholas Linnear of The Ninja and brought Jason Bourne into the twenty-first century. Now, Lustbader brings us Jack McClure, a street-smart ATF agent who saved the president's daughter from a criminal mastermind. Now Jack is a special advisor to President Edward Carson, and Carson's daughter, Alli, refuses to let him out of her sight. Read More
Check out the extended trailer for Last Snow.
Check out the sidebar feature in Publishers Weekly.
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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.
Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt by an Iranian missile, leaving the world to wonder if it was an accident or an act of aggression. As global outrage builds over the event, a joint-international team led by Soraya Moore, a director at Central Intelligence, is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation can escalate into more violence. Read More
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