New York-born Eric Van Lustbader (b. 1946) is a writer of thriller and fantasy novels best known for his continuation of the Jason Bourne series begun by Robert Ludlum and popularized by the Matt Damon films. 2016’s The Bourne Enigma is the 13th book in the Bourne series and a sequel to The Bourne Ascendency. In all, Lustbader is the author of more than 25 bestselling books, including the Jack McClure/Alli Carson series and the Pearl Saga. He lives in New York City with his wife.