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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE TREADSTONE RESURRECTION
By JOSHUA HOOD
Launching an electrifying new series inspired by Robert Ludlum’s Bourne universe, Joshua Hood’s THE TREADSTONE RESURRECTION (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; On Sale: February 25, 2020) builds with precision on the brilliant legacy of Robert Ludlum, whose books have sold hundreds of millions of copies around the world and spawned some of the most successful action movies of all time along with a new television series, Treadstone on the USA Network. And Joshua Hood, whose writing has been favorably aligned by critics with the work of Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille, is the perfect writer to carry on the Ludlum inheritance.
Operation Treadstone is a top-secret CIA Black Ops program that made uses behavior modification to turn government agents into virtually superhuman assassins. The agents can lead normal lives until “activated,” at which point they become killing machines deployed to undertake nearly impossible missions. Treadstone made Jason Bourne an unstoppable force, but he's not the only one.
Treadstone has nearly ruined Adam Hayes. They trained him to be a nearly invincible assassin, but it also cost him his family. Adam only wants normalcy, but the savage voices in his head still haunt him and control his responses. Now living in rural Washington state and scraping by as a carpenter, his marriage is a shambles and he hates being separated from his young son, but at least he has left Treadstone in the past…until he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague stating, “By the time you get this I’ll be dead…”. Soon after, Adam is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site.
Now, Adam is wholly sucked back into the Treadstone universe and must regain the skills they taught him––lightning reflexes and a cold conscience––in order to discover who the would-be killers are, and why they have come after him now. Are his pursuers enemies from a long-ago mission? Rival intelligence agents? Or, perhaps, someone inside Treadstone? His search will lead him to the highest levels of government and place him once more in the path of the extreme danger he thought he’d left behind.
Inaugurating the first spin-off series that is truly Bourne-like, Joshua Hood has been called a “helluva fine writer” who’s “been there, and it shows on every page” by New York Times bestseller Ted Bell. He brings with him years of military experience—including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan—to create the first book in a new series that gives what fans everything they loved about the original Ludlum books and revered brand.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joshua Hood is the author of Warning Order and Clear by Fire. He graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Iraq from 2005-2006 where he conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 2007-2008, Hood served as a squad leader with the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Afghanistan where he was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. On his return to civilian life he was a sniper team leader on a full time SWAT team in Memphis, TN, where he was awarded the lifesaving medal. Currently he works as the Director of Veteran Outreach for the American Warrior Initiative.
Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-seven novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 225 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series––The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum––among others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001.
A short-barreled semi-automatic rifle. A 40-pound vest plated with a mix of ceramics and Kevlar. A ballistics-resistant "bump" helmet. A gas mask.
These are a few of the tools of soldier/sniper/SWAT team officer Joshua Hood's trade.
Also essential: a MacBook Pro laptop...