<p><b>The world's most ruthlessly efficient assassin, Jason Bourne, has carved a bloody swathe through all his opponents but now he's facing the one force he can't defeat – his own past – in the latest thrilling entry in Robert Ludlum's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series. </b></p><p>Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia with his partner and lover, a fiery UK-based Treadstone agent codenamed Nova. Their job was to rescue a Russian scientist and activist, the leader of an anti-Putin protest movement, who'd recently been smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt.</p><p>They failed.</p><p>Now, three years later, everything has changed for Bourne. Nova is gone, killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bourne is a lone operative working in the shadows for Treadstone. He's ready for a new mission when his handler bring him shocking news.</p><p>The Estonian mission was a set up. Their target had not been killed. She is still in hiding in Russia and the Russian State Intelligence Agency is desperately seeking her. Bourne must find her first, but his race to correct the errors of the past will lead him to one inevitable conclusion: Some secrets should stay buried.</p>
<p>The world's most ruthlessly efficient assassin, Jason Bourne, has carved a bloody swathe through all his opponents but now he's facing the one force he can't defeat – his own past.</p>
<b>PRAISE FOR BRIAN FREEMAN</b>: <br>
'Freeman's first Jason Bourne thriller is a treat for fans of the late Robert Ludlum' <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>. <br>
'Freeman has a firm grasp of Bourne's tangled background plus the skills to keep the action front and center. Bourne fans will hope for an encore from this talented author' <i>Publishers Weekly</i>. <br>
'Brian Freeman is, quite simply, a first-rate storyteller' Nelson DeMille. <br>
'This guy can tell a story' Michael Connelly. <br>
'Some of the most literate and stylish writing you'll find anywhere today' Jeffery Deaver. <br>
'Smart, wickedly suspenseful and full of truly shocking twists, <i>Thief River Falls</i> is also a moving tale about family – and with a thriller writer at its center. How could I help but love it?' Alison Gaylin, Edgar-winning author of <i>Never Look Back</i>.
A fresh take on Bourne for a new generation – younger and fresher with an action-plot based in today's modern world.
Robert Ludlum's Bourne series is immensely popular, with an estimated 300 million books sold and more than $1.6 billion box office grossings.
Brian Freeman is a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author in his own right, with a host of awards and nominations.
MARKET: Robert Ludlum; Tom Clancy; Clive Cussler; Jack Higgins; David Baldacci.