Authors > Eric Van Lustbader

Many readers may discover Eric Van Lustbader from his Jason Bourne novels but soon find the best selling Nicholas Linnear Ninja Cycle and the Jack McClure and Alli Carson series to be equally as exciting.

Although well known as a best selling author in the Spy Thriller genre, Mr. Lustbader's stories are no stranger to Sword and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fiction and Political Thrillers, while dabbling in a wide range of topics including the Supernatural, Secret Histories, Conspiracies, Ninjas, Ecological and Religious Apocalypse.

In 2020, the first in a new series arrived with The Nemesis Manifesto featuring Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. The second installment in this series, The Kobalt Dossier is scheduled for June, 2021. Stay tuned!

With over 40 novels published, and more on their way, Mr. Lustbader's thrilling action stories need to be added to your wishlist.

Featured Titles:

The Sunset Warrior

Centuries after an ecological calamity turned the surface of the world to ice, mankind has retreated beneath the earth’s crust. In the contained environment of the Freehold, civilization reverts to feudalism and lords known as Saardin maintain their grip on power through the strength of their Bladesmen. Among these subterranean samurai is Ronin, an unaffiliated warrior who lives by his blade alone. When war threatens to engulf the Freehold, this wandering fighter will be called on to save mankind.

Year: 1977     Genre: Sword and PlanetSword and Sorcery

The Ninja

Raised in Japan by a British father and a Chinese mother, young Nicholas Linnear felt at home only in the dojo, where he gave himself over to mastering ninjutsu—the ancient art of the ninja. Over years of training, he ascended to the highest ranks imaginable—until a confrontation over the very meaning of ninjutsu changed his approach to martial arts forever, sending him on a journey that would take him across the globe.

Year: 1980     Genre: ActionVengeance


Jake Maroc, a top agent for the secret US government agency known as the Quarry, is a martial arts expert on a quest for vengeance. Nichiren, Jake's deadliest adversary, is a cold-blooded assassin with a deadly secret. And Shi Zilin is a Communist minister, a cunning survivor of turmoil. But only one can be the Jian: the ultimate master of strength and wisdom.

Year: 1986     Genre: EspionageSuspense

The Ring of Five Dragons

This astonishing first volume opens as the Kundalan people have suffered for a century under the viciously oppressive, technologically-superior V'ornn invaders. In the resulting crisis of faith -- why hasn't their goddess Miina saved them? -- Kundalan religion has fallen under the control of evil forces from within who forbid the teaching of traditional sorcery, pretending to have no magic of their own. The V'ornn's mysterious leaders, the Gyrgon, know better, and search for the lost Ring of Five Dragons, the key to the door of the fabled Kundalan Storehouse, and perhaps to Kundalan sorcery as well.

Year: 2001     Genre: Epic Fantasy

Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Legacy

Once, Jason Bourne was notorious in the clandestine world of covert-ops as one of the CIA's most expert international killers for hire. Out of the ashes of his violent past he's emerged today as a Georgetown professor, living a quiet life, retired from danger--until he narrowly escapes the bullet of a faceless assassin. And when two of Bourne's closest associates are murdered, Bourne knows that his legacy has followed him--and set him up as the prime suspect for the brutal crimes.

Year: 2004     Genre: ActionCIA

The Testament

For centuries, a hidden splinter sect of the Franciscans has guarded secrets that could transform the world. Now the safety of those secrets--and much more--depends on one man. Braverman "Bravo" Shaw always knew his father had secrets. For more than eight hundred years, the Order has preserved an ancient cache of documents that could shake Christianity to its foundations.

Year: 2006     Genre: ActionConspiracySecret History

First Daughter

Sometimes the weakness we fear most can become our greatest strength . . .

Year: 2008     Genre: KidnappingPolitical Thriller

The Nemesis Manifesto

Russian meddling, American fragmentation, and global politics collide in this action-packed, international thriller.

Year: 2020     Genre: ConspiracyEspionage



Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1977The Sunset WarriorSword and Planet, Sword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1978Dai-SanSword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1978Shallows of NightSword and Planet, Sword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1980Beneath an Opal MoonSword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1980The NinjaAction, Vengeance, Nicholas Linnear
1984The MikoAction, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1986JianSuspense, Espionage, Jake Maroc, China, Hong Kong
1988ShanSuspense, Espionage, Jake Maroc, China
1990White NinjaSerial Killer, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1993The KaishoAction, Organized Crime, Assassins, Nicholas Linnear
1994Floating CityAction, Nicholas Linnear
1995Second SkinAction, Nicholas Linnear
1997Dragons on the Sea of NightSword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
2001The Ring of Five Dragons Epic Fantasy, The Pearl Saga
2002The Veil of a Thousand TearsEpic Fantasy, The Pearl Saga
2004Mistress of the PearlEpic Fantasy, The Pearl Saga
2004Robert Ludlum's the Bourne LegacyAction, CIA, Jason Bourne
2006The TestamentAction, Secret History, Conspiracy, The Testament Novels
2007Robert Ludlum's the Bourne BetrayalEspionage, Terrorist, Jason Bourne
2008First DaughterKidnapping, Political Thriller, Alli Carson, Jack McClure
2008Robert Ludlum's the Bourne SanctionSuspense, Terrorist, Jason Bourne
2009Robert Ludlum's the Bourne DeceptionEspionage, Terrorist, Jason Bourne
2010Last SnowMurder Mystery, Organized Crime, Political Thriller, Alli Carson, Jack McClure
2010Robert Ludlum's the Bourne ObjectiveEspionage, Jason Bourne
2011Blood TrustConspiracy, FBI, Alli Carson, Jack McClure
2011Robert Ludlum's the Bourne DominionEspionage, Jason Bourne
2012Father NightAction, Political Thriller, Alli Carson, Jack McClure
2012Robert Ludlum's the Bourne ImperativeEspionage, Jason Bourne
2013Beloved EnemyMurder Mystery, Espionage, Alli Carson, Jack McClure
2013Robert Ludlum's the Bourne RetributionEspionage, Jason Bourne
2014Robert Ludlum's the Bourne AscendancyEspionage, Terrorist, Jason Bourne
2014The Death and Life of Nicholas LinnearAction, Nicholas Linnear, Short Stories
2016Robert Ludlum's the Bourne EnigmaEspionage, Jason Bourne
2016The Oligarch's DaughterAction, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
2017Robert Ludlum's the Bourne InitiativeEspionage, Jason Bourne
2017The FallenAction, Secret History, Supernatural, The Testament Novels
2018Four DominionsAction, Secret History, Supernatural, The Testament Novels
2019The Sum of All ShadowsAction, Supernatural, The Testament Novels
2020The Nemesis ManifestoConspiracy, Espionage, Evan Ryder




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