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List of the best Robert Ludlum books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Robert Ludlum is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Ludlam is best known for his Bourne series of novels, as they were adapted into successful movies starting with The Bourne Identity in 2002. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Robert Ludlum who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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45 7
The Parsifal Mosaic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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52 10
The Matarese Circle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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42 9
The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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39 8
The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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27 6
The Chancellor Manuscript is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books

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26 6
The Holcroft Covenant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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22 7
The Aquitaine Progression is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books

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20 7
The Prometheus Deception is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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16 4
The Icarus Agenda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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15 6
The Sigma Protocol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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14 6
The Matlock Paper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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8 1
The Rhinemann Exchange is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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10 3
The Scorpio Illusion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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13 6
The Ambler Warning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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12 6
The Matarese Countdown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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10 5
The Osterman Weekend is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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15 11
The Scarlatti Inheritance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books

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9 5
The Road to Gandolfo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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5 1
The Apocalypse Watch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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5 2
The Road to Omaha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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4 1
The Tristan Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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6 4
The Janson Directive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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6 4
The Bancroft Strategy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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La Conspiration Trevayne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robert Ludlum Books
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