Order of Robert Ludlum Books
Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) was an American author who has written dozens of thrillers. He is perhaps best known for his Bourne Trilogy novels, which were made into movies starring Matt Damon.
Ludlum started writing in the ’70s. During that time, he was living in Leonia, New Jersey and spent hours every day writing. The lion’s share of his work was published in the ’70s. After which, he noticably slowed down. Ludlum also published novels under the pen names of Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shephard. Following his death in 2001, his characters lived on through other authors such as Eric Van Lustbader. Ludlum is now a brand name, with novels inspired by his work trademarked as “Robert Ludlum’s” novels.
Below is a list of Robert Ludlum’s books (whether written by him or based on his notes) in order of publication:
Publication Order of Bourne Trilogy Books
Publication Order of Covert-One Books
|The Hades Factor||(2000)|
|The Cassandra Compact||(2001)|
|The Paris Option||(2002)|
|The Altman Code||(2003)|
|The Lazarus Vendetta||(2004)|
|The Moscow Vector||(2005)|
|The Arctic Event||(2007)|
|The Ares Decision||(2011)|
|The Janus Reprisal||(2012)|
|The Utopia Experiment||(2013)|
Publication Order of Paul Janson Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Notes: Although the Covert-One series was created by Ludlum, the novels themselves were written by other authors.
Following Ludlum’s death, the Jason Bourne series was continued by American author Eric Van Lustbader.
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Robert Ludlum Synopsis: In Robert Ludlum’s second book The Osterman Weekend, investigative news TV show host John Tanner is informed by a CIA agent that his friends are involved in a group that is threatening national security. John loses his trust in his friends and has been put against them. However, John finds out the truth about his friends, it turns out he has been manipulated. The Osterman Weekend was made into a film in 1983 by the great director Sam Peckinpah. It had an all-star cast that included Rutger Hauer and Dennis Hopper.