REVIEW-THE BOURNE IDENTITY
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Greetings ladies and gentlemen
What will happen if you wake up one day and realize that you have lost your memory?(awkward? you have lost your memory duh). Consider you wake up on an island with thrashed physique and a drunk doctor telling you that you lost your memory. This is what happened with Jason Bourne. The lie made to draw out Carlos (the most elite assassin in Europe) and one who can kill indiscriminately. Here’s the REVIEW-THE BOURNE IDENTITY written by Robert Ludlum released on February, 1980.
A bullet ridden body is fished out of the Mediterranean sea by a fishing boat and taken to the island Port Noir. A drunkard but experienced doctor operates on the patient. When the patient wakes up he realizes that he has forgot his memory, has forgot his name. The doctor quick with analysis realizes that his patient is very efficient with firearms, can speak a variety of languages, his face has been altered, and a microfilm has been implanted surgically on the patients hip with a numbered account in Zurich.
Zurich-To find his Identity
The patient reaches Zurich in search of his identity.(Bourne is one resourceful guy .He uses his techniques to brawl and threaten other people to survive). He reaches the bank of which the numbered account is implanted on his hip. A clerk recognizes him. From this clerk he finds out that his name is Jason Bourne, resident of USA, has an account with over 75 lakhs Swiss francs and he has some connection with a corporation named Treadstone Seventy one. Evidence further makes him go to Paris so he wires most of the money to Paris. On his way back to the hotel some killers,assassin try to kill him so he uses a Canadian women named Mary st. Jacques to escape his killers. During her stay with Bourne on the run she constantly makes attempts to flee though Bourne stopping her. In the end she finally escapes and tells the killers acting as police officers about him. After she realizes that they are the killers, the assassins take her away to rape and then kill her. Bourne reaches at the spot managing to save her though hurting himself gravely from the killers. After he wakes up he comes to know that Mary has saved his life and know she decides to help Jason and help him find his identity.(During her run she comes to know from others that Jason is one elite assassin though Mary refuses to believe this). Once in Paris Jason starts to look for clues with Mary. He realizes that the killers leader is Carlos the most elite assassin in Europe. Further clues lead him to a Designer cloth shop which is used by carlos as a relay to complete his assassinations. To his discomfort bourne finds out that he has an alias with name Cain which is used as an rival assassin to drive out and kill Carlos The Jackal by Treadstone corp.
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Meanwhile Treadstone the organisation made to lure out The Jackal is convinced that Bourne,whose name is not even Bourne, has become a traitor as there are proofs that he has killed all the members who knew about Treadstone leaving only Alexander Conklin i.e., Bournes friend but now sworn enemy.(these proofs are planted by Carlos to make Jason the target of the Americans as well). Alex reaches Paris and meets Bourne. Bourne tries to prove his innocence but fails and escapes from there.
In Paris, Jason has convinced General Villiers to help him as villiers son too was a victim to Carlo’s assassinations. Jason finds out that Villiers wife is mole of carlos. Her wife and carlos had relationship in the past due to which The Jackal valued her a lot. Villiers cannot take this and hi kills his wife. Jason to make the most of this takes the blame for the killing leaving a note for carlos as an attempt to draw him out. Jason then goes to New York,USA where his journey to find and kill the assassin had started. Carlos reaches there and they both have a serious brawl. In the end Carlos somehow manages to escape. Mary manages to make Alex Conklin understand that Jason’s memory is damaged beyond repair and he his innocent.
In the epilogue Jason now married with Mary is well guarded as Jason is the only one who can trap and kill the Jackal. And in the coming future he must do it to ensure his and Mary’s safety. The novel ends with Jason remembering his original name-David Webb.