A Lima Charlie Review: ‘THE BOURNE EVOLUTION’ By Brian Freeman. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB!

the bourne evolutionRobert Ludlum created The Jason Bourne Series in 1980 with The Bourne Identity, followed by The Bourne Supremacy (1986), and The Bourne Ultimatum (1990). All three were New York Times best-sellers.

Though new to the Jason Bourne franchise, New York Times best-selling author Brian Freeman is a very experienced writer, having penned more than 20 novels including his most well-known Jonathan Stride and Frost Easton series.

Many authors use real live events and stage their protagonist in the middle of it, for example my favorite character Mitch Rapp lost his high school sweetheart on the Pan AM Flight 103 that went down over Lockerbie which started him on his mission of retribution in American Assassin. In this case, Jason Bourne lost his love, Nova in a violent shooting spree in Las Vegas, which was conducted by one shooter from a hotel window. While the actual event and shooter have been altered, the premise is still very much the same.

The Bourne Evolution has Jason Bourne offer his services to a friend in an effort to expose an organization hell bent on taking over and introducing a new world order. This organization, Medusa is responsible for a lot of bad stuff happening globally. Including high profile murders, sabotage, and manipulation on a level almost unheard of due to some brilliant technology involved. Bourne is unsure who he can trust, his love interest is killed, and the blame gets pointed in many different directions. Specifically, Bourne himself and the old organization that made Jason Bourne, Treadstone.

This sends Bourne and a new companion, that was a victim of Medusa’s propaganda, reporter Abbey Lauren on a race for their life. As they try to piece together Medusa’s intentions and stay ahead of the multiple organizations hunting and attempting to frame Bourne.

Earning itself a Blast Radius of a MOAB! This Jason Bourne thriller is ripped straight out the headlines with tragedies and tech companies and social media platforms attempting to take control of our lives and control the masses.




Author: Brian Freeman
Series: Jason Bourne #15
Pages: 416
ISBN: 978-0525542599
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release Date: July 28, 2020
Follow Brian on Twitter: @bfreemanbooks
Lima Charlie Rating: A BLAST RADIUS OF: A MOAB! (8/10) – Massive Ordnance Air Blast -AKA- Mother of all Bombs. Largely known as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the US Military inventory. It has a blast radius of one mile, meaning it demolishes everything within 1 square mile


About the author

Brian Freeman writes psychological thrillers that have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages. His novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards, and his novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. Other winners of this award have included authors Lisa Gardner, John Sandford, and Stephen King. His novel THE NIGHT BIRD was one of the Top 20 Kindle bestsellers of 2017, and his Audible Original THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW was a #1 Audible and Amazon Audio bestseller.

He has been named by Putnam and the Robert Ludlum estate as the official author to continue Ludlum’s famous Jason Bourne franchise. Brian’s new Bourne novel THE BOURNE EVOLUTION will be released in 2020.

“My goal is to write books with haunting characters and a lightning-fast pace,” Brian says. “My stories are about the hidden intimate motives that draw people across some dark lines. The twists and turns keep you turning the pages, and each piece in the puzzle gives you new insight into the heroes, victims, and villains.”

“I don’t like books where the characters are all good or all bad,” he adds. “I want them to live in the real world, where morality means tough choices and a lot of shades of gray. I hope that’s why readers relate so intensely to the people in my books.”

He is particularly known for the “you are there” sense of place in his novels, from dead-of-winter Minnesota to the tropical storms of Florida. He scouts real-life locales for all of his books and brings to life dramatic settings such as Duluth, San Francisco, Tampa, Las Vegas, and Door County, Wisconsin. “Nobody writes weather like Brian Freeman,” says one reviewer.

Brian has lived in Minnesota for more than 35 years with his wife, Marcia, who is his partner in life and in the book business. They both stay closely connected to Brian’s readers.

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