Eric Van Lustbader Books In Order – Complete List of Novels

Last Updated on May 5, 2023

Eric Van Lustbader is a prolific American author best known for his contributions to the action and thriller genres. Many readers best know the author for being one of the writers who continued the Jason Bourne series with titles such as The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Retribution, and The Bourne Enigma.

The author has written so far over 35 crime mystery and thriller novels, not counting his two fantasy series, short stories, and short story anthologies.

Here are the New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader books in order for his crime, mystery, and thriller books.

New Eric Van Lustbarder Books

The Quantum Solution
The Quantum Solution (Evan Ryder #4), 2023

Jason Bourne Books In Publication Order

(written by Eric Van Lustbader)

  1. The Bourne Legacy (#4), 2004
  2. The Bourne Betrayal (#5), 2007
  3. The Bourne Sanction (#6), 2008
  4. The Bourne Deception (#7), 2009
  5. The Bourne Objective (#8), 2010
  6. The Bourne Dominion (#9), 2011
  7. The Bourne Imperative (#10), 2012
  8. The Bourne Retribution (#11), 2013
  9. The Bourne Ascendancy (#12), 2014
  10. The Bourne Enigma ( #13), 2016
  11. The Bourne Initiative (#14), 2017

Sunset Warrior Books in Publication Order

  1. The Sunset Warrior, 1977
  2. Shallows of Night, 1978
  3. Dai-San, 1978
  4. Beneath an Opal Moon, 1980
  5. Dragons on the Sea of Night, 1997

Nicholas Linnear / Ninja Cycle Books In Publication Order

  1. The Ninja (#1), 1980
  2. The Miko ( #2), 1984
  3. White Ninja (#3), 1990
  4. The Kaisho (#4), 1993
  5. Floating City (#5), 1994
  6. Second Skin (#6), 1995
  7. The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear (#6.5), 2014
  8. The Oligarch’s Daughter (#7), 2016

China Maroc Books In Publication Order

  1. Jian (#1), 1985
  2. Shan (#2), 1988

Pearl Saga Books in Publication Order

  1. The Ring of Five Dragons (#1), 2001
  2. The Veil of a Thousand Tears (#2), 2002
  3. The Cage of Nine Banestones (#3), 2003, aka Mistress of the Pearl

Testament Books / Bravo Shaw Books in Publication Order

  1. The Testament (#1), 2006
  2. The Fallen (#2), 2017
  3. Four Dominions (#3), 2018
  4. The Sum of All Shadows (#4), 2019

Jack McClure Books / Alli Carson Books in Publication Order

  1. First Daughter (#1), 2008
  2. Last Snow (#2), 2010
  3. Blood Trust (#3), 2011
  4. Father Night (#4), 2012
  5. Beloved Enemy (#5), 2013

Evan Ryder Books in Publication Order

  1. The Nemesis Manifesto (#1), 2020
  2. The Kobalt Dossier (#2), 2021
  3. Omega Rules (#3), 2022
  4. The Quantum Solution (#4), 2023

Standalone Eric Van Lustbader Books

Eric Van Lustbader Novellas in Publication Order

Short Stories in Publication Order

  • In Darkness, Angels, 1983
  • The Devil on Myrtle Ave, 1995
  • Lassorio, 1995
  • The Singing Tree, 1995
  • 16 Mins., 1996
  • An Exaltation of Termagants, 1999

Evan Ryder Books Overview

In The Nemesis Manifesto, we follow the adventures of super-agent Evan Ryder, a lone wolf field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who must unravel a network of conspirators that threaten to tear apart the very fabric of democracy.

As the story begins, we meet Evan Ryder, a highly skilled and deadly agent dedicated to protecting her country. When her fellow agents are systematically eliminated, Evan finds herself targeted by a mysterious cabal known as Nemesis, a hostile entity with the power to bring democracy to its knees.

Evan must use all her skills and resources to uproot the conspirators before it’s too late. Along the way, she tracks them from Washington D.C. to the Caucasus Mountains, from Austria to a fortress in Germany where her demons reside. But Nemesis is a complex organization with an agenda far more sinister than anyone could have imagined.

As Evan unravels the threads that tie Nemesis together, she discovers a web of corruption and betrayal that reaches the highest levels of power. Can she stop them before it’s too late?

What sets The Nemesis Manifesto apart is the character of Ryder herself. She is a truly kick-ass agent, proficient and deadly, wanted all over the world. With an eidetic memory and the ability to expertly wield any weapon from her hands to throwing knives, she is truly indestructible. Fans of Jason Bourne will recognize some similarities, as Eric Van Lustbader has also written entries in that series.

The book is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Eric Van Lustbader’s writing is sharp and vivid, and he has a talent for creating complex, multi-dimensional characters you’ll care about. The Nemesis Manifesto is a timely and prescient novel that deals with the themes of Russian meddling, American fragmentation, and global politics in a way that feels both grounded and thrilling.

In The Kobalt Dossier, Eric Van Lustbader once again takes readers on a high-stakes thrill ride with the unstoppable protagonist Evan Ryder. After successfully taking down the fascist syndicate known as Nemesis, Evan returns to Washington D.C. to find her secret division of the DOD disbanded and her late sister’s children missing.

She soon discovers that a group of American billionaires, who had been supporters of Nemesis, are behind the abduction and will stop at nothing to eliminate her and her former boss, Ben Butler.

The search for the missing children leads Evan and Ben from Istanbul to Odessa and eventually to an ancient church deep in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. However, the pair must also contend with a new and deadly enemy – a ruthless Russian assassin known only as Kobalt.

Employed by the secretive Russian intelligence arm known as the SVR, Kobalt is a member of the highly-skilled and elusive Directorate “52123” – a black hole even within the Russian intelligence community.

As Evan and Ben navigate deadly obstacles, they find that their pasts are intertwined with their present mission, and a long-buried secret threatens to upend everything they know. Along the way, they must also confront the cult known as Omega, whose leader is convinced that a global purge is necessary for the world to return to Christian values.

Lustbader’s masterful storytelling takes readers on a twisting journey, with unexpected allies and enemies at every turn. The action-packed plot is filled with heart-pumping moments as Evan and Ben race against time to save the children and stop their powerful enemies. And, as with any great thriller, some surprises and revelations will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Omega Rules takes us on a pulse-pounding journey with Evan Ryder, a former black-ops agent who now works for Parachute, a quantum-computing firm that has a private espionage network which exceeds any government spy agency.

Evan’s mission is to take down Omega, a global cult that is determined to destroy democracy. The stakes are high and the risks even higher, as Evan’s ongoing fight against Omega has already cost her dearly. But she’s not one to back down, and she’s determined to rip the conspiracy out by its roots.

The book opens with the assassination of a Parachute agent in Vienna, setting Evan on a dangerous and global hunt for answers. Her journey brings her face to face with forces so powerful that they may be beyond her abilities to defeat. As she travels across the world in pursuit of Omega, she must navigate a complex web of political and ideological forces that are wreaking havoc on the stability of the Western world and its struggling democracies.

But Omega Rules is more than just a thrilling espionage novel. It’s also a story about family and the ties that bind us, even in the face of unspeakable betrayal. The book shifts between each sister’s storylines, adding depth and complexity to the overarching plot. Eric Van Lustbader’s writing is gripping, drawing the reader into the action from the very first page. He weaves a prescient tale of political and ideological forces that threaten to upend the very foundations of democracy.

In The Quantum Solution, the stakes are higher than ever before as Ryder, now working for the security arm of Parachute, the world’s leader in quantum technology finds herself in a battle arena unlike any other she’s faced before – the war of weaponized quantum technology.

When an elite Russian scientist and the American Secretary of Defense die from sudden catastrophic brain damage, the world’s intelligence services realize that the quantum war has truly begun. Ryder and her partner, Ben Butler, must risk their lives to uncover who the true combatants are, racing against the doomsday scenario of an all-out war between America and Russia.

Ryder, who’s done lethal battles in the global wars of power politics, extremist ideology, disinformation, and greed, now faces dangers that are less obvious but greater than anything she’s seen before. And as she navigates this treacherous new battlefield, she must also confront her own personal demons and secrets from her past that threaten to consume her.

Eric Van Lustbader Biography – About the Author

Eric Van Lustbader

Born on December 24, 1946, in Greenwich Village, New York City, Eric Van Lustbader grew up with the Carradine (David and Keith) brothers and lived across the famous Lauren Bacall.

He attended New York’s Stuyvesant High School and graduated from Columbia College where he got his degree in sociology, and he also got licenses in elementary and early childhood education. In addition, he also has a second-level Reiki degree.

Before becoming a full-time writer, he had several jobs, some evolving around education in New York City public schools and the music industry, where he worked for Elektra Records and CBS Records.

Furthermore, he was also a journalist for Cash Box magazine, a music-biz weekly, where he started writing concert reviews for them for free before being hired full time.

He was in the music business for 13 years, when upon meeting an old friend of his who was writing books, Eric Van Lustbader decided that he could do that as well. He was already tired of every creative decision being done by people who didn’t know much about creativity in the first place.

Eric VaLustbader’s literary career began in 1975 when he published his first novel, The Sunset Warrior, which was the first book in the Blade series, a post-apocalyptic series set in a world that had been ravaged by nuclear war.

The series proved to be popular, and Lustbader went on to write four more books in the series. He then turned his attention to other genres and wrote several standalone novels, including The Ninja, which was his breakthrough novel.

Reading the Eric Van Lustbader books in order takes us on a journey through the American author’s Nicholas Linnear thriller series. While he has written several other books, including many standalone novels as well, this series is probably one of the best known among lovers of the Japan-inspired thriller genre.

The Ninja, published in 1980, was an international bestseller and marked Lustbader’s breakthrough. It was followed by several sequels and spin-offs, which further established Lustbader’s reputation as a master of the action thriller genre. Lustbader’s novels often feature complex plots, intricate world-building, and well-developed characters. He has written in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, spy thrillers, and fantasy.

One of Eric Van Lustbader’s most popular series is the Jason Bourne series, which he inherited from Robert Ludlum after Ludlum’s death. The Bourne series has been adapted into a successful film franchise, with Matt Damon starring in the title role. Eric Van Lustbader has written twelve Bourne novels to date, and his latest entry in the series, The Bourne Evolution, was published in 2020.

In addition to his novels, Eric Van Lustbader has written several screenplays and worked as a consultant on several films. He wrote the screenplay for the 1985 film, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, which was based on the book series The Destroyer, which he co-authored with Richard Sapir. He also served as a consultant on the film adaptation of The Bourne Identity. He is also known for his several fantasy and thriller short stories.

His writing has been praised for its fast-paced action, intricate plots, and attention to detail. He is known for his research and his ability to create vivid and believable worlds. His characters are often complex and multi-dimensional, and he is skilled at creating tension and suspense.

Eric Van Lustbader has also been an advocate for literacy and has worked with several literacy organizations. He has been a board member of the International Thriller Writers and has worked with the National Coalition Against Censorship.

He has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller in 2006, for his novel The Testament. In 2013, he was awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The Grand Master Award is the highest honor given by the Mystery Writers of America, and is awarded to writers who have made a significant contribution to the mystery and crime genres.

His books have been translated into over 20 languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ninja was a New York Times Bestseller for 24 consecutive weeks.

When not writing books, Eric Van Lustbader listens to music while constantly searching for new musical talents (he is the first to have written about Elton John’s rise to fame in the US). I was excited to hear that he is a level II Reiki master, as I am a level II Reiki practitioner (not yet master level).

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