So I got a package in the mail from Random House yesterday. It turned out to be an author’s copy of the large print edition of my new Jason Bourne novel, THE BOURNE TREACHERY.
It’s great to see that large print editions are still around. They’re a little more rare these days, because many people who want larger font sizes have turned to e-books. But a lot of readers still love to have that physical book in their hands — and that’s great.
Of course, what really struck me was the back cover. There were two photographs side by side — mine and Robert Ludlum’s. I’ve been tackling Jason Bourne for a couple of years now, but even so, I never fail to get a little shiver up my spine when I see me and Ludlum on the same book cover. He was one of my favorite authors growing up, and Marcia can attest that the latest Ludlum novel was always on my Christmas list.
Now, all these years later, it’s an amazing thrill to be carrying on his legacy. If you’d told me when I was reading THE BOURNE IDENTITY in 1980 that I’d be writing Jason Bourne novels forty years later, I would have thought you were crazy. But here we are. Enjoy the new Bourne book!
I Spy…a bestseller!
This is the latest Bookscan bestseller list — and a big thanks to Becky at the Barnes & Noble Maple Grove for sharing it with me. Great to see my latest Jason Bourne novel THE BOURNE TREACHERY jumping on to the hardcover bestseller list.
Have you re-discovered the new Bourne yet? Now is the time!
The mythical beast goes by many names. Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti.
In Black Wolf County, he’s called…the Ursulina.
But to Deputy Rebecca Colder, it’s no myth. A killer is hiding behind the legend of the monster…and people are dying.
THE BOURNE TREACHERY arrives in stores on July 27!
This is my second Jason Bourne novel, following on the heels of last year’s THE BOURNE EVOLUTION (which was named one of the top thrillers of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews).
Get signed copies from great indie bookstores like Once Upon a Crime, Poisoned Pen, and Murder by the Book. And join me for one of my upcoming virtual events to go behind the scenes on my work bringing Jason Bourne back to life for a new generation.
“I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about who I am, because I don’t know where I came from. I’m a mystery to myself.”
That’s what Deputy Shelby Lake tells us at the beginning of my novel THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW. In addition to wrestling with the disappearance of a young boy, Shelby also wrestles with her own past. She was left on a doorstep when she was just a baby, and she never knew the identity of her mother — or why she was abandoned. Those questions have always haunted her.
Shelby’s riddle lingers over THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW, which was an Edgar Award finalist and a New York Times bestseller. Now the answer to the riddle is here.
THE URSULINA tells the story of Shelby’s mother, a woman named Rebecca Colder. When she was just a girl, Rebecca came face to face with what she believed to be a mythical beast called The Ursulina…a monster like Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Ever since, she’s been obsessed with finding the Ursulina again. That quest will become enmeshed with the struggle of Rebecca’s job, life, and marriage — and it will lead her inexorably to the most excruciating choice a mother can make.
This novel may be the most emotional story I’ve ever written. I hope you enjoy the tale of Rebecca and The Ursulina. It’s available now exclusively from Audible — with amazing narration by actress January LaVoy — and the print and e-book editions will follow on February 1.
“I found myself wondering where the beast was, and what it really was, and why it hadn’t killed me.
Somehow I knew, I already knew even as a girl, that we would meet again.”
THE URSULINA is real. And it’s available today, exclusively from Audible, with amazing narration by January LaVoy.
This book works hand-in-glove with my earlier novel (and Edgar Award finalist) THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW — although perhaps not in ways that you’re expecting. Like that book, it’s a gripping, emotional mystery, and also one of my personal favorites among my books. In fact, I have to say I’m prouder of this two-book set than just about anything I’ve done. I hope you enjoy the shocking twists and turns — and the moving climax — as Deputy Rebecca Colder tells you her story.