The Bourne Identity: A Novel (Jason Bourne)

By Robert Ludlum

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His reminiscence is a clean. His bullet-ridden physique used to be fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered via cosmetic surgery. A body of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his identify is a secret. Marked for loss of life, he's racing for survival via a weird and wonderful international of murderous conspirators—led through Carlos, the world’s most deadly murderer. who's Jason Bourne? the reply could kill him.

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Bourne sat within the again seat of a desk bound taxi, observing front of the financial institution in the course of the windshield. the driving force was once buzzing an unrecognizable song, examining a newspaper, content material with the fifty-franc be aware he had obtained prematurely. The cab’s motor, although, was once working, the passenger had insisted upon that. The armored van loomed within the correct rear window, its radio antenna stoning up from the heart of the roof like a tapered bowsprit. It parked in an area reserved for licensed automobiles at once in entrance of Jason’s taxi.

Marie, this is often Alan,” stated the 1st assistant director of the part. “We’re all in Peter’s workplace. ” “What’s the problem, Alan? I don’t have a lot time; may possibly I converse to him, please? ” there has been a second of silence. “I want i'll make this more uncomplicated for you, yet I don’t know the way. Peter’s useless, Marie. ” “He’s … what? ” “The police known as a couple of minutes in the past; they’re on their far more than. ” “The police? What occurred? Oh God, he’s useless? What occurred? ” “We’re attempting to piece it jointly. We’re learning his cell log, yet we’re now not presupposed to contact something on his table.

It’s a hell of how to spend taxpayers’ cash. ” “You’re oversimplifying, Congressman,” broke in Gillette. “You’re conversing a couple of utopian fact-finding equipment. There’s no such factor. ” “I’m speaking approximately moderate males, sir. I’m a legal professional, and earlier than I got here as much as this godforsaken circus, I handled ascending degrees of confidentiality each day of my lifestyles. What’s so rattling new approximately them? ” “And what’s your aspect? ” requested the Monk. “I wish a proof. For over eighteen months I’ve sat at the condominium Assassination Subcommittee.

Lets condemn a guy to dying, a guy who’s given greater than any people. If he succeeds, he can return to his personal existence, yet basically anonymously, merely with out his id ever being published. ” “I’m afraid you’ll need to clarify that,” acknowledged the astonished presidential aide. “Loyalty, Elliot. It’s now not constrained to what’s ordinarily often called the ‘good men. ’ Carlos has equipped up a military of fellows and girls who're dedicated to him. they might not be aware of him yet they revere him. despite the fact that, if he can take Carlos—or seize Carlos with a purpose to take him—then vanish, he’s domestic unfastened.

Then you’re no longer the proof. ” “I’m proof you appear to have passed over. I can’t. I’ll dwell with them for the remainder of my existence simply because I’m liable. males have been killed within the related brutal approach simply because they stood among you and a message anyone was once attempting to ship you. via me. ” “You observed Corbelier’s message. what percentage bullet holes have been there? Ten, fifteen? ” “Then he was once used! You heard him at the mobilephone and so did I. He wasn’t mendacity; he was once attempting to aid us. If no longer you, definitely me.

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