First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
Somehow, I lost track of Eric Van Lustbader … until now. I loved his Nicholas Linnear series, starting with The Ninja, a NY Times bestseller for 24 weeks in 1980. (There are 8 in the series and I think I may have missed the last two … but not for long.)
I also missed the Jack McClure/Alli Carson novels, of which there are now 5, starting with First Daughter about the kidnapping of the President-elect’s daughter and the involvement of Jack McClure, an ATF agent with some unusual capabilities. A lot of fun, so I’m looking forward to hitting the rest of them … next.
Ironically, Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity also debuted on the bestseller list in 1980, a series to which Lustbader has successfully contributed. He picked up the mantle from Ludlum and following the enormous success of the Jason Bourne movies (the first 2 of which grossed over $500M), he wrote The Bourne Legacy, the 4th Bourne book which has since sold more than 300K copies.
A terrific writer and a lot of fun, mayhem and mischief assured.