Eric Van Lustbader’s ‘The Nemesis Manifesto’ Coming in May 2020


New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader, best known for his critically acclaimed work in Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne franchise, is set to kick off a brand new series next year when The Nemesis Manifesto hits bookstores on May 19, 2020. 

According to a press release from Lustbader’s publisher, Forge Books, The Nemesis Manifesto will be “Lustbader’s first book featuring US intelligence field agent, Evan Ryder,” and “will be a lead title for Forge in Spring 2020.”

Linda Quinton, VP, Publisher of Forge Books, who acquired the rights to publisher Lustbader’s new series as part of a two-book dead, says of the forthcoming books: “Forge is so pleased to be introducing a new chapter in Eric Van Lustbader’s exciting library of international suspense thrillers. We’ve always been delighted to bring readers to his great books.”

“Lustbader, who has been called ‘the master of the smart thriller’ by bestselling author Nelson DeMille, has had a long publishing history of thought-provoking, gripping, and often-prescient books,” the release continues. “His prowess with crafting mesmerizing thrillers led to his being chosen by Robert Ludlum’s estate to continue the Jason Bourne series. The Nemesis Manifesto promises to satisfy the many existing Lustbader fans while introducing a new chapter in the career of one of the great thriller authors of our time.”

While we’re still waiting on official plot details and cover art, I’m told that Evan Ryder is a “lone wolf” type of operative who works out of an elite, top-secret arm of DOD, and that she will quickly find herself in an impossible position when someone begins killing off other team members, forcing her to race against the clock as she struggles to unmask the forces behind the covert kill list. Expect big conspiracies and lots of action, all told in the kind of heart-pounding way that only Eric Van Lustbader can deliver. 

We’ll have a lot more coverage of this book in the coming weeks and months, so make sure to check back for updates soon. In the meantime, make sure you’re following Lustbader on Twitter and his official website for more details. 



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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