Wednesday, June 9, 2010

THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
ROBERT LUDLUM'S (TM)
THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE
BY ERIC VAN LUSTBADER

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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.

The trail will lead him through layers of conspiracy to a vicious Russian mercenary, Leonid Arkadin, who was also a graduate of the Central Intelligence training program Treadstone. A covert course designed to create ruthless assassins for C.I., it was shuttered by Congress for corruption. Yet before it was dismantled, it produced Bourne and Arkadin, giving them equal skills, equal force, and equal cunning.

As Bourne’s destiny circles closer to Arkadin’s, it becomes clear that the eventual collision of these men is not of their own making. Someone else has been watching and manipulating them. Someone who wants to know, Who is the more deadly agent?

Robert Ludlum’s legendary agent Jason Bourne is the protagonist of seven novels as well as three blockbuster movies starring Matt Damon. In Eric Van Lustbader’s latest Bourne book, the rogue spy, still struggling with his fragmented memory, realizes he cannot move forward until he has exposed and confronted his own violent past.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five best-selling novels, including The Ninja, a New York Times bestseller for 24 weeks, in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fictions most beloved and enduring heroes. His New York Times bestselling novel, The Testament, was published in September, 2006 and in paperback in August, 2007.

His novels have been translated into over twenty languages; his books are best-sellers worldwide and are so popular whole sections of bookstores from Bangkok to Dublin are devoted to them. The Ninja was sold to 20th Century-Fox. It is now in pre-production.

Mr. Lustbader is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in Sociology. Before turning to writing full time, he enjoyed highly successful careers in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education, and in the music business. He is a second-level Reiki master.

GIVEAWAY


THANKS TO HENRY AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
THRILLING BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!


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HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING IN THE INFORMATION ABOVE THAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'D LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ANY OF THE OTHER BOOKS THAT ERIC VAN LUSTBADER HAS WRITTEN THAT YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ BY GOING TO HIS SITE HERE.

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 26

GOOD LUCK!

88 comments:

bjcunningham said...

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Kaye said...

Art dealers, artifacts, Russian mercenaries - phew, these all sound good to me and I know The Big Guy would LOVE IT. Please enter me in the drawing.

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debbie said...

I am interested to see how much of his memory he gets back. I would love to read this book.
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Kaye said...

We read Last Snow by Van Lustbader and both enjoyed it immensely.

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Kaye said...

Hi Karen, I posted a link to your contest on my sidebar.

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Teresa said...

I've read Ludlum's Bourne novles, but not any of these newer one. I've also really enjoyed the movies. I'd love to read this.

I am a follower.

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traveler said...

I read The Last Snow.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This intriguing novel has everything that would keep me reading. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

chey said...

I'm looking forward to finding out more os Jason's past.

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chey said...

I'd like to read The Testament.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

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Marjorie said...

A really great review and I do love a good mystery.

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Ryan G said...

i can't help but want to read a book that not only features a interesting character, but since it has a missing relic, I'm hooked.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting this contest. Please enter me. bevsharp@desch.org
I love the movies, but have never read the books, so winning would be great!

Margie said...

I would like to see how this author continues the Bourne legacy started by Ludlum. Sounds very exciting.
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Margie said...

I'd like to read First Daughter. My husband has read it, and said it was a good read.
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petite said...

I would like to read The Testament. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

thanks for this giveaway. This story is compelling. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jane said...

I can't wait to find out where the conspiracy leads to.

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Jane said...

I would love to read "The First Daughter."

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Cindy W. said...

I visited Mr. Van Lustbader's site and I would love to read his book LAST SNOW.

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Cindy W. said...

I loved The Bourne books by Robert Ludlum and with his passing I was quite sad. But when I learned that The Bourne series would continue I was elated. I'm hoping that Jason Bourne will regain his full memory...but then would that end the series???

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holdenj said...

I would really like to read First Daughter (and then Last Snow)--they look good too.
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holdenj said...

I have enjoyed the Bourne books and think it's interesting when an author takes over for another. Looks great, thanks for the chance to win.
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Pamela Keener said...

I've been following this series from the beginning and would love to read this book.
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Linda Kish said...

I love Jason Bourne books.


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Linda Kish said...

I'd like to read First Daughter

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Glenn said...

The Bourne series is great, with great movie tie-ins as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Tore said...

I really enjoyed the Bourne movies and would be very interested in reading the books. Please enter me in contest. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com

Laura said...

I have really enjoyed the Bourne movies and the books are always better than the movie, so I would love to read them.
Please enter me. I am a follower.
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kenziesmum said...

This would be a great summer read! A secret ring, a conspiracy and more of the Bourne story - awesome!

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PoCoKat said...

Sounds like an exciting book that my husband and I would both like to read...have read others in the series and have enjoyed them.
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bison61 said...

Someone has been watching and manipulating them. Someone who wants to know, Who is the more deadly agent. Wow that sounds exciting

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MarionG said...

I love Jason Bourne. The Bali connection and the ring are intriguing, as are the questions about his Russian acquaintance. It sounds like there is lots of action again which I love. This all makes me want to read this book.
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MarionG said...

I have read The Ninja as well as the books he wrote previous to that. I have read at least five of E. Lustbader's books after the Ninja. The Miko, Jian and The White Ninja I enjoyed in particular.

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I would love to read Last Snow.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I would love to win this book as it sounds very captivating and I really enjoyed the movies.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jeff said...

well if the his book is anything like the movies I'm sure I'll love to read it! jeff72768@yahoo.com

Jeff said...

I'd like to start from the beginning with The Bourne Legacy. I wish these books came in paper back, because I carry my books in my lunch box to work and hardcovers don't fit. I do read at home but not as much as on lunch a work. guess I'llo save them for my vacation in July.
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suzie said...

I enjoyed all of the Bourne Novels

suzie said...

I would like to read this as a follow up to the others

bettycd said...

Interesting the Lustbader is a second level Reiki master. That just jumped out of me. Maybe I'm blanking out, but can't remember that he inserted Reiki into a book

bettycd said...

I would like to read Last Snow. I missed that one when it came out. There is a familiarity with Moscow settings that comes from all the Cold War era thrillers.

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Katie M said...

Hey, I LOVE the Bourne movies! Never read the books, yet, tho! I'd love a chance to win it!! Please enter me!

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Christine H said...

I'm not so sure I'd like to read, but it would make a good gift or my hubby could read it.

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Christine H said...

This looks like a great series so I like I'd start from the beginning at
The Bourne Legacy
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Shirley said...

This sounds like a book for my son in law. I haven't even seen the movies they are telling me about. I'd love to win it for him!

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Shirley said...

First Daughter might interest me. Sounds good.

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christina said...

I'd love to win this book! I loved the movies I'm sure I'll love the books. I'd pass iot on to my dad top read too.
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ossmcalc said...

I would like to know who has been watching and manipulating Bourne and Arkadin and why. The thought is that someone is trying to discover who is the more deadly of the two agents.

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ossmcalc said...

I would like to read First Daughter as it says that it captures your attention from the opening scene and doesn't stop until the very last page. Plus, the sentence "Goodby, sleep; hello, First Daughter" has me wondering as to what it means.

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LAMusing said...

Never read a Bourne book - and have only seen one of the movies, so I'd love to read this

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Jenna Wood said...

My hubby is a huge fan of the Bourne series, he'd love this! Follow me back!
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CherylS22 said...

This seems like a great continuation of the Bourne series - I've read most of the series & would love to read this one. Thanks for the chance!
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CherylS22 said...

I have also read "The Bourne Deception" by Eric Van Lustbader - great book!
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Debs Desk said...

The books sounds great, the reason I would like to win is for my father, he loves Robert Ludlums. Please include me in your giveaway.
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Debs Desk said...

My Dad has read all of The Bourne books with his favorite being The Bourne Sanction. Please include me in your giveaway.
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Crystal H. said...

I think it's interesting that Jason is going to meet another assassin with the same skills. Plus, I really love the whole Bourne series!
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