By Eric Van Lustbader
Dealing with down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the loss of life of an artwork broker named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne's impaired reminiscence, particularly the homicide of a tender lady on Bali who entrusted him with a surprisingly engraved ring-an artifact of such robust importance that folks have killed to procure it. Now he is decided to discover the ring's proprietor and goal. yet Bourne by no means is aware what bad acts he will observe he dedicated whilst he digs into the past.
the path will lead him via layers of conspiracy to a vicious Russian mercenary, Leonid Arkadin, who was once additionally a graduate of the crucial Intelligence education application Treadstone. A covert path designed to create ruthless assassins for C.I., it was once shuttered by way of Congress for corruption. but prior to it was once dismantled, it produced Bourne and Arkadin, giving them equivalent abilities, equivalent strength, and equivalent crafty.
As Bourne's future circles towards Arkadin's, it turns into transparent that the eventual collision of those males isn't really in their personal making. another person has been looking at and manipulating them. an individual who desires to recognize, Who is the extra lethal agent?
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Lost in thought as he was, Arkadin’s head nevertheless came up as if he scented the sound, rather than heard it. ” Hassan glanced up. “Which one, sir? ” Arkadin pointed. ” The moment Hassan rose, leaning forward, a spray of semi-automatic fire demolished the office windows, spraying Hassan, the desk, and the surrounding carpet with an ice storm of glass crystals. Hassan, slammed backward, lay on the carpet, gasping and drooling blood. Arkadin ejected the hard drive just before a second hail of bullets flew through the shattered windows, gouging the wall opposite.
Down low was the dense, stinking mass of the homeless, downtrodden, disaffected. He saw their faces as he ran, zigzagging madly through the morass of skeletal humanity, pale as ash. Then he heard the guttural cough of the motorcycle engine through the chatter of Hindi and Urdu. These goddamn people were moving like a sea, parting as he scrambled through their midst, and it was this movement that the Russian was following like the ping on a sonar screen. In the near distance he could make out a support structure of metal beams attached to the deep-set concrete footings, and he ran toward them.
He could hear them trailing him through the forest, drawn in closer by his focused behavior. He hurried through the underbrush, wanting them close to him so that his agitation would become their agitation. His life wasn’t in danger, he knew, until they had interrogated him. They wanted to know what he knew about the ring. No doubt they felt they were being discreet, but nothing was a secret in Bali. Bourne had heard that they had been asking about it in Manggis, the local village. Once he’d learned they were Russians, he had little doubt that they worked for Leonid Arkadin.