Jason Bourne is now working as a 'blacksmith' - someone who is hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe. Bourne is at one such meeting when armed gunmen storm the room - but their target is not the minister he impersonates, it is Bourne himself.
Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist, a man who calls himself El Ghadan ('Tomorrow'). El Ghadan demands that Bourne carry out a special mission for him - one, that if completed, will have dire consequences for the entire world.
Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with The Scarletti Inheritance in 1971, the first of a string of international bestsellers. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated in 32 languages.
Eric Van Lustbader is the author of numerous novels in a variety of styles, but is most widely known as the author of 20 international bestselling thrillers including THE NINJA and BLACK HEART. Born in New York City, he currently lives in New York State.
The Bourne Ascendancy