Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was an American author of twenty-seven novels between 1971 and 2006, the last being issued five years after his death.[1] Of his twenty-seven novels, two were originally published under the pseudonym of Jonathan Ryder and another under the pseudonym of Michael Shepherd. Ludlum also created the Covert-One series, overseeing the first three novels with Gayle Lynds and Philip Shelby before his death.[2] Following Ludlum's death, his estate has continued to publish novels under his name with ten authors having written a combined twenty-nine novels under the Ludlum brand, a trademark inscription of "Robert Ludlum's" on every book (e.g. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion). Since 2019, publishing rights in the United States have been held by G. P. Putnam's Sons, taking over from Grand Central Publishing who held the rights from 2007 to 2017.[3]

The latest book to be published is The Bourne Sacrifice by Brian Freeman, the seventeenth novel in the Jason Bourne series. The fourth novel in the Treadstone series, The Treadstone Rendition is scheduled for March 2023.

Works

Title Year Series First edition publisher Notes Ref
The Scarlatti Inheritance 1971 World Publishing Company [4]
The Osterman Weekend 1972 World Publishing Company [5]
The Matlock Paper 1973 Dial Press [6]
Trevayne 1973 Delacorte Press Written under the pen-name Jonathan Ryder [7]
The Cry of the Halidon 1974 Delacorte Press Written under the pen-name Jonathan Ryder [8]
The Rhinemann Exchange 1974 Dial Press [9]
The Road to Gandolfo 1975 The Road To (#1) Dial Press Written under the pen-name Michael Shepherd [10][11]
The Gemini Contenders 1976 Dial Press [12]
The Chancellor Manuscript 1977 Dial Press [13]
The Holcroft Covenant 1978 Richard Marek Publishers [14]
The Matarese Circle 1979 Matarese (#1) Richard Marek Publishers [15][16]
The Bourne Identity 1980 Jason Bourne (#1) Richard Marek Publishers [17][18]
The Parsifal Mosaic 1982 Random House [19]
The Aquitaine Progression 1984 Random House [20]
The Bourne Supremacy 1986 Jason Bourne (#2) Random House [18][21]
The Icarus Agenda 1988 Random House [22]
The Bourne Ultimatum 1990 Jason Bourne (#3) Random House [18][23]
The Road to Omaha 1992 The Road To (#2) Random House Sequel to The Road to Gandolfo [24][25][11]
The Scorpio Illusion 1993 Bantam Books [26]
The Apocalypse Watch 1995 Bantam Books [27]
The Matarese Countdown 1997 Matarese (#2) Bantam Books Sequel to The Matarese Circle [28][29]
The Hades Factor 2000 Covert-One (#1) St. Martin's Griffin Written with Gayle Lynds [18][30]
The Prometheus Deception 2000 St. Martin's Press [31]
The Cassandra Compact 2001 Covert-One (#2) St. Martin's Griffin Posthumous publication. Written with Philip Shelby [18][32]
The Sigma Protocol 2001 St. Martin's Press Posthumous publication [33]
The Paris Option 2002 Covert-One (#3) St. Martin's Griffin Posthumous publication. Written with Gayle Lynds [18][34]
The Janson Directive 2002 Paul Janson (#1) St. Martin's Press Posthumous publication [18][35]
The Tristan Betrayal 2003 St. Martin's Press Posthumous publication [36]
The Ambler Warning 2005 St. Martin's Press Posthumous publication. Completed by a ghostwriter [37] [38]
The Bancroft Strategy 2006 St. Martin's Press Posthumous publication [39]

Works by other authors based on the author's characters

Title Year Series First edition publisher Notes Ref
The Altman Code 2003 Covert-One (#4) St. Martin's Press Written under the Ludlum brand by Gayle Lynds [18][40]
The Bourne Legacy 2004 Jason Bourne (#4) St. Martin's Press Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][41]
The Lazarus Vendetta 2004 Covert-One (#5) St. Martin's Griffin Written under the Ludlum brand by Patrick Larkin [18][42]
The Moscow Vector 2005 Covert-One (#6) St. Martin's Griffin Written under the Ludlum brand by Patrick Larkin [18][43]
The Bourne Betrayal 2007 Jason Bourne (#5) Warner Books Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][44]
The Arctic Event 2007 Covert-One (#7) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by James H. Cobb [18][45]
The Bourne Sanction 2008 Jason Bourne (#6) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][46]
The Bourne Deception 2009 Jason Bourne (#7) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][47]
The Bourne Objective 2010 Jason Bourne (#8) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][48]
The Bourne Dominion 2011 Jason Bourne (#9) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][49]
The Ares Decision 2011 Covert-One (#8) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Kyle Mills [18][50]
The Janson Command 2012 Paul Janson (#2) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Paul Garrison [18][51]
The Bourne Imperative 2012 Jason Bourne (#10) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][52]
The Janus Reprisal 2012 Covert-One (#9) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Jamie Freveletti [18][53]
The Utopia Experiment 2013 Covert-One (#10) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Kyle Mills [18][54]
The Bourne Retribution 2013 Jason Bourne (#11) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][55]
The Janson Option 2014 Paul Janson (#3) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Paul Garrison [18][56]
The Bourne Ascendancy 2014 Jason Bourne (#12) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [18][57]
The Geneva Strategy 2015 Covert-One (#11) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Jamie Freveletti [18][58]
The Janson Equation 2015 Paul Janson (#4) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Douglas Corleone [18][59]
The Patriot Attack 2015 Covert-One (#12) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Kyle Mills [18][60]
The Bourne Enigma 2016 Jason Bourne (#13) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [61]
The Bourne Initiative 2017 Jason Bourne (#14) Grand Central Publishing Written under the Ludlum brand by Eric Van Lustbader [62]
The Treadstone Resurrection 2020 Treadstone (#1) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Joshua Hood [63][64]
The Bourne Evolution 2020 Jason Bourne (#15) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Brian Freeman [65]
The Treadstone Exile 2021 Treadstone (#2) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Joshua Hood [66]
The Bourne Treachery 2021 Jason Bourne (#16) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Brian Freeman [67]
The Treadstone Transgression 2022 Treadstone (#3) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Joshua Hood [68]
The Bourne Sacrifice 2022 Jason Bourne (#17) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Brian Freeman [69]
The Treadstone Rendition 2023 Treadstone (#4) G. P. Putnam's Sons Written under the Ludlum brand by Joshua Hood [70]

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