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Eric Van Lustbader

Author of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy

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About the Author

Eric Van Lustbader was born in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Columbia College in 1968. While still in college, he began work in the entertainment industry by creating his own music production company that included work with such bands as show more Cheap Trick, Mountain, and Blue Oyster Cult. He is a writer of both thriller and fantasy novels. He has written several series including The Pearl Saga Series, The Sunset Warrior Cycle, The China Maroc Series and The Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle Series. He is also the co-author of the Jason Bourne series, starting with book 4, with Robert Ludlum. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Distinction: Eric Van Lustbader wrote in the Jason Bourne series after Robert Ludlum's death; these books should be credited to Lustbader rather than to Ludlum.

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Series

Works by Eric Van Lustbader

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Legacy (2005) 2,294 copies, 30 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal (1980) 1,656 copies, 18 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction (2008) 1,395 copies, 13 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception (2009) 1,220 copies, 16 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective (2010) 947 copies, 7 reviews
The Ninja (1980) 946 copies, 11 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion (2011) 773 copies, 13 reviews
The Miko (1984) 617 copies, 7 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative (2012) 592 copies, 13 reviews
The Ring of Five Dragons (2001) 583 copies, 4 reviews
White Ninja (1990) 565 copies, 3 reviews
The Sunset Warrior (1977) 550 copies, 11 reviews
The Testament (2006) 526 copies, 9 reviews
Jian (1985) 466 copies, 6 reviews
First Daughter (2008) 452 copies, 38 reviews
The Kaisho (1993) 411 copies, 5 reviews
Dai-San (1978) 402 copies, 2 reviews
Shallows of Night (1978) 401 copies, 1 review
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution (2013) 401 copies, 8 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy (2014) 395 copies, 7 reviews
Zero (1988) 383 copies, 8 reviews
The Veil of a Thousand Tears (2002) 379 copies, 3 reviews
Shan (1986) 373 copies, 3 reviews
Floating City (1994) 358 copies, 2 reviews
Black Heart (1983) 348 copies, 2 reviews
French Kiss (1988) 332 copies, 3 reviews
Last Snow (2010) 329 copies, 15 reviews
Beneath an Opal Moon (1980) 326 copies, 3 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Enigma (2016) 305 copies, 4 reviews
Second Skin (1995) 301 copies, 1 review
Angel Eyes (1991) 294 copies, 4 reviews
Black Blade (1992) 279 copies, 3 reviews
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Initiative (2017) 250 copies, 2 reviews
Mistress of the Pearl (2004) 247 copies, 3 reviews
Sirens (1981) 223 copies, 5 reviews
Blood Trust (2011) 217 copies, 9 reviews
Dark Homecoming (1996) 172 copies, 2 reviews
Father Night (2012) 124 copies, 2 reviews
Beloved Enemy (2013) 100 copies, 2 reviews
The Nemesis Manifesto (2020) 95 copies, 11 reviews
Dragons on the Sea of Night (1997) 95 copies
The Fallen (2018) 88 copies, 2 reviews
Any Minute Now (2016) 76 copies, 1 review
Four Dominions (2018) 55 copies, 1 review
Pale Saint (1999) 52 copies, 1 review
Batman: The Last Angel (1994) — Author — 50 copies, 1 review
The Kobalt Dossier (2021) 38 copies, 1 review
The Second Bourne Trilogy (2009) 36 copies
Art Kills (1999) 35 copies
The Sum of All Shadows (2019) 30 copies
Omega Rules (2022) 27 copies
The Sunset Warrior / Shallows of Night (1995) 22 copies, 1 review
The Quantum Solution (2023) 18 copies
The Oligarch's Daughter (2016) 11 copies, 1 review
The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear (2014) 11 copies, 2 reviews
The Ninja [and] The Miko (1984) 8 copies
Shan (1987) 4 copies
Pearl Saga 1-3 2 copies
Bourne Imparative, The 1 copy, 1 review
Bourne Identity, The 1 copy, 1 review
Dia-san 1 copy

Associated Works

Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006) — Contributor — 764 copies, 13 reviews
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contributor, some editions — 621 copies, 10 reviews
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 324 copies, 23 reviews
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contributor — 304 copies, 7 reviews
Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic & New Myths (15-in-1) (2001) — Contributor — 300 copies, 2 reviews
Batman & Dracula: Red Rain (1991) — Introduction — 290 copies, 3 reviews
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Contributor — 226 copies, 4 reviews
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Contributor — 204 copies, 5 reviews
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Contributor — 148 copies, 2 reviews
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (1995) — Contributor — 131 copies
Excalibur (1995) — Contributor — 124 copies
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Contributor — 123 copies, 2 reviews
Women of the Night (2007) — Contributor — 95 copies, 2 reviews
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Contributor — 71 copies
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contributor — 52 copies, 2 reviews
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 2 (1980) — Author — 27 copies
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, Volume 2 (2009) — Contributor — 7 copies

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Other names
LUSTBADER, Eric V.
LUSTBADER, Eric
Birthdate
1946-12-24
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Greenwich Village, New York, USA
Education
Stuyvesant High School
Columbia College (BA - Sociology)
Occupations
teacher
novelist
Relationships
Lustbader, Victoria (wife)
Organizations
Cash Box
Greenwich Village Strategic Planning Committee of the City and Country School (board of trustees, executive committee, chair)
Awards and honors
Second-Level Reiki Master
Disambiguation notice
Distinction: Eric Van Lustbader wrote in the Jason Bourne series after Robert Ludlum's death; these books should be credited to Lustbader rather than to Ludlum.

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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, 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. Now, these two trusted friends are on a deadly collision course. From the Colombian highlands to Munich, Cadiz, and Damascus, the clock is counting down to a disaster that will cripple America's economic and military future. Only Bourne and Karpov have a chance to avert the catastrophe - but if they destroy each other first, that chance will be gone forever." While I have read a couple of books featuring Jason Bourne, I was assured that the series could be read in any order, I found myself unable to understand the relationship between the various characters. However, the book was very plot-driven and fast-paced. I did enjoy this story but feel I would have to read the series in order to get the full experience.… (more)
 
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Members
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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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