The Bourne Enigma

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The Bourne Enigma
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AuthorRobert Ludlum (Series creator)
Eric Van Lustbader
CountryUnited States
SeriesJason Bourne
GenreSpy, thriller novel
PublisherGrand Central Publishing (US)
Publication date
June 21, 2016
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages432 Pages pp (First edition)
Preceded byThe Bourne Ascendancy 
Followed byThe Bourne Initiative 

The Bourne Enigma is the thirteenth novel in the Bourne series and tenth by Eric Van Lustbader. The book was released on June 21, 2016, as a sequel to The Bourne Ascendancy.

Plot summary[edit]

On the eve of Russian general Boris Karpov's wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from his old friend and fellow spymaster. In Moscow, what should be a joyous occasion turns bloody and lethal. Now Bourne is the only one who can decipher Karpov's cryptogram. He discovers that Karpov has betrayed his sovereign to warn Bourne of a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has only four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it.

The trail Karpov has been following leads Bourne to Cairo and the doorstep of Ivan Borz, the elusive international arms dealer infamous for hiding behind a never-ending series of false identities, a man Bourne has been hunting ever since he abducted former Treadstone director Soraya Moore and her two-year-old daughter and brutally murdered Soraya's husband.

Bourne must travel to war-torn Syria and then Cyprus as he chases the astonishing truth. The clock is ticking, and Bourne has less than four days to solve Karpov's riddle—and hunt down Borz—if he hopes to prevent a cataclysmic international war...


The Real Book Spy commented, "Van Lustbader knows just how to keep fans on the edges of their seats as he lays out the story’s plot, sucking them in and setting up for a climactic ending that doesn’t disappoint."[1]

Ray Palen of The Book Reporter stated that, "The Bourne Enigma is a rollicking roller coaster ride of spy games and colorful characters set against the expected multiple international locales...This is an enjoyable and fast-paced read that faithfully continues the enigma that is Jason Bourne." [2]


  1. ^ The Real Book Spy (2016-06-06). "A Book Spy Review: 'The Bourne Enigma' By Eric Van Lustbader". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. ^ Palen, Ray (2016-06-23). "Review: Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Enigma". Retrieved 2017-12-21.