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Unlike most spy-thriller novels in its relentless focus on the character’s interior life, since he’s an undercover agent who wakes up with amnesia one day and has to figure out what the hell is going on. The setup sounds cheesy, and it could be in the hands of many other authors. But Ludlum makes it work, and wrote two sequels. As far as I can tell, the movies with Matt Damon have little to do with the original books.