The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

by Robert Ludlum

Book #1 in the Jason Bourne series (published 1980)

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He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. His memory is blank. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words.

And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne.

Now he is running for his life. A man with an unknown past and an uncertain future, the target of assassins and at the heart of a deadly puzzle. He’s fighting for survival and no one can help him – except the one woman who once wanted to escape him …