This is a book that was so riveting keeps you stayed awake for hours trying to finish it. When you have a book like that which keep you thinking of what is going to happen next, it is quite interesting to have such a book. The Bourne Identity is such a novel written by Robert Ludlum. This is a thriller that accurately portrays the life of a spy.
Of course, I’ve seen the movies and thoroughly enjoyed them. The movie and the book have almost nothing in common besides a character named Jason Bourne. This book presents some of the worst-case scenarios a spy can ever face, and how a good one deals with them. Jason Bourne is a U.S. intelligence agent who gets amnesia while on a mission to assassinate a politician. Not only does he fail his mission, he is also hunted by the agency he has been part of. He is framed in a murder he did not commit and now he must find the real murderer.
A man is washed up on the beach. He has no memory of his past, nor his present, and his future doesn't look too friendly either. After being cured by a drunk doctor, known as Washburn, he embarks on a journey to discover his past. His first stop is the Gemini shaft bank in Zurich. There he discovers he has millions of dollars in his account. Where did this money come from? Why is he so rich?
The search for the answer takes him over Europe to figure out his identity. After many firefights, chases and discussions, he finally finds the truth.
This is a great read for anyone who likes action and adventure, but there are a lot of slow parts. If you can get through those you will be immensely happy with the action and double crosses. In all, I give this book a 9 out of 10 and hope that others will enjoy it as much as I did.