The harrowing story of a man with no memory--Jason Bourne--an assassin hunted by unseen armies for reasons he doesn't remember. A shooting victim, suffering from amnesia, finds himself with a Swiss bank account in the name of Jason Bourne, a professional assassin being manipulated by a top-secret American government organization to kill his arch rival, the dreaded Carlos.
On Parrish Island there is a little-known and never-visited psychiatric facility. There the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric states make them a danger to their own government. One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy.
In 1940 a well-known American man-about-town in occupied Paris is a minor asset in U.S. secret intelligence forces. He must instigate a bold plan to save what remains of the free world, travel to wartime Moscow, find a ballerina who's his former lover, and risk all he loves and honors.
Jason Bourne takes a mission to rescue his only friend in the CIA, Martin Lindros, who disappeared in Africa while tracking shipments of yellowcake uranium. Once safely back in America, Lindros persuades Bourne to help track the money trail of terrorists buying the nuclear material in Odessa. But once there, Bourne is hampered by confusing flashbacks of unfamiliar places and events and he wonders: Is someone brainwashing him in order to throw him...
The Central Intelligence training program Treadstone produced two graduates of equal skill and determination--Jason Bourne and a vicious Russian mercenary, Leonid Arkadin. 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?"
Nicholas Bryson spent years as a deep cover operative for the American secret intelligence group, the Directorate. After a critical undercover mission went horribly wrong, Bryson was retired to a new identity. Years later, his closely held cover is cracked and Bryson learns that the Directorate was not what it claimed - that he was a pawn in a complex scheme against his own country's interests.