NEW INTERVIEW: I recently spoke with Riffle Books about Nicholas Linnear, Jason Bourne, my writing process and my influences. Check it out here.

After a long and exhausting vetting process, I've signed a deal with Open Road, the largest and best e-publisher on the planet.  The crew there and I feverishly worked on covers and marketing plans. The result is the first salvo, available now:

The Ninja, The Miko, White Ninja - the first three novels in the Nicholas Linnear series

The Sunset Warrior, Shallows of Night, Dai-San - the first three novels in The Sunset Warrior Cycle

I'm incredibly excited about this major e-publishing event as it's the first time ever these books are available in digital format.  Below, you'll find the covers I helped design.

I will be interviewed on Donna Galanti's Blog site and have written a guest Blog for Janice Bashman's site.  I'll be doing an interview for Suspense Magazine, and I've been asked by Barnes&Noble to draw up a list of my five favorite martial arts and samurai books.  All these Net events will be happening on and around the March 25 publication date, so be on the lookout.  You won't want to miss any of the festivities.

FLASH EXTRA! NICHOLAS LINNEAR RETURNS!: I have just finished writing the first ever Nicholas Linnear short story! "The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear" will be available in e-book format only, and will be available on all platforms shortly. Stay tuned for the exact publication date.

Stay well & happy,



So far as I can tell, I’m the only novelist posting Twitter adventures.  I’m doing this for both Jason Bourne and for Jack McClure. These are all-new and exclusive, apart from the books I write.  In fact, the last Bourne Twitter adventure illuminates a bridge between “The Bourne Dominion” and the forthcoming “The Bourne Imperative” (more about which in a later post).  To be honest, Facebook and Twitter allow me to do things the Website simply can’t, so if you’re not into these two, here’s your wake-up call.  All you need do is join Facebook and Twitter, if you haven’t already, then return to this site and click on the appropriate links, which will take you to the proper spots in Cyberspace.

Writing Twitter adventures is a whole new experience for me.  For those who don’t know, Twitter gives you 140 characters per Tweet (this includes spaces!), so writing each Tweet is a fascinating experiment in not only new-wave story-telling, but in syntax and contractions as well!  During an adventure I post a Tweet a day, five or six days a week, until the end.  Difficult and challenging, and because of that, very satisfying.  I hope you think so, as well.

One of the great things about Twitter is the Hashtag.  Words preceded by a # will take you to a site within Twitter that aggregates all Tweets with the same Hashtag.  So, for instance, the last Bourne Twitter adventure has the Hashtag #Bourne3.  If you join in the middle of an adventure, you only have to click the Hashtag to be taken to the site where all the Tweets for the adventure live, so it’s a no-brainer to catch up, or even, afterward, to read the entire adventure at once.  Very cool.

The Ninja, The Miko, White Ninja - the first three novels in the Nicholas Linnear series.

The Sunset Warrior, Shallows of Night, Dai-San - the first three novels in The Sunset Warrior Cycle.


In the stunning follow up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.

Shortly after McClure leaves a late night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found—shot dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since Jack McClure is one of their own—an operative and Paull's friend. Who will protect the country if even McClure cannot be trusted?

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“An eye for an eye will make the world go blind.”—Gandhi

A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Many lurk in the shadows, eager to seize power--giants of a vast criminal underworld, fueled by revenge and vengeance. Their wars know no end.  Their power knows no bounds.

At the center of it all are two men who are inches away from holding the world in their hands: one is known as Dyadya Gourdjiev and the other is known only as the Syrian.

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The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad's most feared killer. Do the answers to these mysteries lie back in southeast Lebanon, in a secret encampment to which Bourne and Rebeka escaped following a firefight weeks ago? Read More


Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources—and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne. Read More


Jack McClure and Alli Carson are back for another adventure through the shadows of power in this third installment of the New York Times bestselling series

It was once said that you must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible….Read More

Listen to an audio clip from Blood Trust.

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

The paperback of LAST SNOW leaps to #9 on the NY Times Bestseller list!

New York Times bestselling sensation Eric Van Lustbader created the legendary Nicholas Linnear of The Ninja and brought Jason Bourne into the twenty-first century. Now, Lustbader brings us Jack McClure, a street-smart ATF agent who saved the president's daughter from a criminal mastermind. Now Jack is a special advisor to President Edward Carson, and Carson's daughter, Alli, refuses to let him out of her sight. Read More

Check out the extended trailer for Last Snow.

Check out the sidebar feature in Publishers Weekly.

The Bourne Objective

Facing down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne’s impaired memory, in particular the murder of a young woman on Bali who entrusted him with a strangely engraved ring—an artifact of such powerful significance that people have killed to obtain it. Now he’s determined to find the ring’s owner and purpose. But Bourne never knows what terrible acts he’ll discover he committed when he digs into the past. Read More

The Bourne Deception

After Jason Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed during a retreat on the island of Bali, he fakes his own death and takes on a new identity and mission-to find his assassin.

Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt by an Iranian missile, leaving the world to wonder if it was an accident or an act of aggression. As global outrage builds over the event, a joint-international team led by Soraya Moore, a director at Central Intelligence, is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation can escalate into more violence. Read More
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What's on my IPod:
  • Black Tie Dynasty - Down Like Anyone
  • Tokyo Black Star - Black Ships
  • Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
  • Birds of Tokyo - Universes
  • Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
  • Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Ashes in the Brittle Air
  • Stripmall Architecture - We Were Flying Kites
  • Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth...
  • Mew - No More Stories Are Told...
  • Emilie Autumn - Opheliac
Hot Trax
  • Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyes Peas
  • Tulips (Club Version) - Bloc Party
  • Sleeper In The Valley - Laura Veirs
  • Seawall - Black Tie Dynasty
  • Poker Face (Dj Mrak ft. Dj Evro Star Remix 2009) - Lady Gaga
  • Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix) - Florence + The Machine
  • Redeye - Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
  • New Terrain - Mew
  • It Sounds Like Love (But It Looks Like Sex) - Zeromancer
  • Ain’t No Life - Pilot Speed
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What's on My Night Table:
  • Tomorrow in the Battle Think On Me - Javier Marías
  • Basho - The Complete Haiku - Matsuo Basho
  • The Master of Rain - Tom Bradby
  • 2666 - Roberto Bolaño
  • The Outsider - Colin Wilson
  • Once A Dancer - Allegra Kent
  • A Criminal History of Mankind - Colin Wilson
  • Chaos and Night - Henry de Montherlant

The Pop Matrix
30 Rock (still) HBO on Sunday Nights (still!)
The Good Wife Reality TV (still!)
Elin Nordegren (Talk about the good wife!) Tiger Woods (sob!)
Inglourious Basterds Star Trek (2009)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall What Happens In Vegas
2666 The Ghost Writer
Lady Gaga Rihanna
Portia de Rossi Snooki