Top 10 Books by Robert Ludlum

 

Robert Ludlum was one of the finest thriller writers of the world. The legendary Bourne novels later made into movies were Ludlum’s best books of all time. Listed on Forbe’s list of top-earning deceased celebrities, Robert Ludlum’s net worth is around 1 billion USD.

Suspense with vivid details to perfection makes his books even more interesting. If you are looking for a good spy, mystery-thriller, you are in the right place! Every single one of his work made into #1 New York best-selling books. Wait for no further and dive into one of his top 10 books which also includes Bourne novels in order.

The Bourne Identity

A man was found by a doctor in a remote area. The doctor treated the man and his gunshot wound. However, the doctor had many questions about the man and his identity. Upon closer inspection, the doctor found traces of wounds, old scars, and many surgeries. When this mysterious man wakes up, he has no recollection of his memories. But when he does remember, what kind of memories come back to haunt him? Who is this man?

Read it For:
The book which introduces us to the legendary Jason Bourne. The book is the first in the series and bombards the reader with many questions. The protagonist of the book is confused and has no leads on his life and its events. But what happens when he remembers? The book is filled with action and spine-chilling mystery of the man’s identity.
Don't Read it For:
The book is an intricate web of happenings, which are a bit hard to follow if you are not interested in military and political stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book starts with the doctor’s introduction.

The Bourne Supremacy

Jason is finally aware of certain things. He understands himself better now, but not completely. After going on an identity hunt and somehow managing to find something substantial, he has a job now. He must stop a man, who is ruthlessly killing people. This man has taken onto the style and mannerisms used by Jason. And the read Jason must stop him.

Read it For:
This book is one of the Robert Ludlum popular novels and will take you through the deep-rooted fears of the character called Bourne, plus give you a fun-filled action story.
Don't Read it For:
Ludlum is known to write in a monotonous tone, and he loves his action with a gun and hand-to-hand combat. It may be boring for those who do not enjoy an intricately detailed action story
What makes this book stand out?:
The story, as the previous Bourne book, starts slow but catches an incredibly fast pace after a while.

The Bourne Ultimatum

The third book in the Bourne Trilogy is a mysterious Telegram sent to two deadly spies. The telegram is signed by Jason Bourne. But the two know Bourne’s true identity and know that the telegram summon is the work of Bourne’s only enemy, Carlos or Jackal- as he is popularly known. Now, Webb must do what he never wanted to; he must take on the identity of Bourne and stop the mayhem from happening.

Read it For:
Another intricately detailed story about the world of spies and their connections. What does life have in store for Bourne and his friends?
Don't Read it For:
The book as most Robert Ludlum books takes you through the world of spies and super-confidential parts the world in continuation. The first two books are to be read to make sense out of this one.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is simply great

The Matarese Circle

The Corsican Brotherhood, known as The Matarese Circle, is a terrifying bunch of killers. They can destroy the world in two years. Only three people can stop them, two highly skilled spies and one mysterious woman. But what happens when the two sworn enemies, the spies, meet for this espionage?

Read it For:
This book is filled with action, shrouded in mystery on what will happen next and funny journey of three deadly spies.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not a Jason Bourne book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer is widely appreciated and known for his famous works.
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The Icarus Agenda

Evan Kendrick, a Colorado congressman lives and easy and quiet life. However, a mole decides to uncover a secret this congressman held close. It turns out that he was the person who freed the hostages in held by the Arab terrorists in America and then disappeared silently. With his secret out in the open, he is a target!

Read it For:
This book is filled with action, shrouded in mystery on what will happen next and funny journey of three deadly spies. c. Do
Don't Read it For:
The book is not a Jason Bourne book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer is widely appreciated and known for his famous works.

The Aquitaine Progression

In Geneva, the American lawyer meets a man he hasn’t seen in years. But when he dies at his feet, he is told that the generals are back. With a secret revealed, the lawyer is on the run for his life.

Read it For:
The book is well-written with an exciting plot which will keep you hooked on the story
Don't Read it For:
The book is one the lesser known book of the author. But a definite Robert Ludlum best book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has a plot which is filled with suspense and will keep you turning pages.

The Matlock Paper

James Barbour Matlock, a Vietnam Veteran and now a professor at a college, is called upon by the American government. They have an assignment for him, and  they will go to any lengths to have answers.

Read it For:
Another impressively written story by the creator of Jason Bourne.
Don't Read it For:
The magic of Bourne does not exist in this book, fans may be disappointed.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is written with a plot which is seen in most of his books and is totally enjoyable.

The Gemini Contenders

A clandestine order of monks is trying to transport a vault to safety. This vault contains secrets that could rip apart the Christian world. But there is a threat to this vault!

Read it For:
This book is an agonizingly fast-paced story, with any allusions.
Don't Read it For:
A great book all in all, but it could annoy some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The unique story has made this book one of the Robert Ludlum, best sellers.

The Scarlatti Inheritance

With money and power, Elizabeth Wyckman Scarlatti plans to finish off her one and only target her son.

Read it For:
A story like no other Ludlum books, this story is gripping with a unique plotline.
Don't Read it For:
The element of something different may be a turn off for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a well-written story, which keeps you on your toes.

The Rhinemann Exchange

David Spaulding, the most efficient allied agent in  Europe, is hired to go undercover in a mission in Argentina.

Read it For:
Another action filled spy story for the brilliant writer.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a good book.
What makes this book stand out?:
A thick web of interlinked stories takes you to the main event.

Let us know which book you have picked and also come back, share your adrenaline rushing experience with us!

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