In “Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative” (Grand Central Publishing, $27.99, on sale Tuesday) by Eric Van Lustbader, Jason Bourne, fishing in frigid Sweden, pulls a man out of a lake.
The man has been shot, almost drowned and is now an amnesiac.
The twist is that the man Bourne saved had been sent out to kill him.
The amnesiac is being hunted by Rebeka, a Mossad agent we last saw getting Bourne out of Dahr El Ahmar, a secret Mossad nuclear research operation.
Now, Rebeka is also being hunted by her former agency, and it might be because she helped Bourne.
Treadstone, a branch of the CIA, has a new assignment to find Nicodemo, an international terrorist who has been causing havoc throughout the organization.
But Nicodemo is part of a much further-reaching plot involving nuclear power, the Chinese, Mexican drug cartels and $30 million that keeps showing up, sometimes as counterfeit.
This offers more Bourne action with traitors, counterspies, subplots and daring escapes.
— John Harrington