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Robert Ludlum

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Jason Bourne, Chapter 18 am death. Sources: The Guardian,, Huffington Post Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Power of True Love Motivated by love, Marie and Jason save one another. Lie of American Power The CIA proves incompetent at pursuing Jason and Carlos. Limits of Violence As the bodies pile up, Jason doesn’t know why he kills. Themes Jason Bourne Amnesiac searching for truth by pursuing his would-be murderer, Carlos; alias of undercover CIA officer David Webb Marie St. Jacques Canadian economist kidnapped by Bourne; becomes Bourne’s lover after he saves her from Carlos; helps him figure out who he is Carlos Alias of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez; has many identities; pursues Bourne to kill him; escapes when Bourne tries to kill him in New York Main Characters Born in New York City, Ludlum began writing in his 40s after an active theatrical career. His 21 novels sold millions, making his name synonymous with the airport thriller genre. After his beloved first wife’s death, Ludlum married again, and there are rumors his second wife may have been responsible for his death. ROBERT LUDLUM1927–2001 Author Pulled from the sea, Jason Bourne doesn’t remember his own name. Entrer: the Mediterranean Following the money, Jason and Marie track Carlos, the Assassin of Europe. Coup de Théatre: Paris Jason confronts Carlos in the Treadstone building that holds his secrets. Dénouement: New York City Jason Bourne is a former special forces fighter. After developing amnesia, Bourne searches for his identity and the assassin, Carlos, who took it from him. Across Europe and the United States, he finds love, money, and the answers to the classified secret of his past. Who Is Jason Bourne? OVERVIEW English Original Language 1980 Year Published Robert Ludlum Author The Bourne Identity Adventure Novel

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