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The Bourne Dominion (Jason Bourne #9)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  2,582 ratings  ·  164 reviews
Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources-and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published July 19th 2011)
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Matt
Lustbader continues to aid in the destruction of the Bourne series with another installment of drivel and helps to further alienate what Ludlum set down as his legacy. I remain baffled how Ludlum’s estate could permit these novels to keep churning out with the great author of espionage’s name affixed to the title. This book pushes things further and further away from the Jason Bourne we’ve come to love. Bourne walks around without mention of his family, without ties to anyone in his past. Even h ...more
Jto The
This book was a below average descent into money making. After the initial Bourne books proved successful, as often happens, the writing is turned over to a second author to just crank out books with the same characters. What results is something like this. From the start, it became hard just to read and enjoy the book. In the end it proved marginally enjoyable, but I have a problem with the overeager setups of many poor modern writers. They exercise no patience in their writing, and with little ...more
Susan
Unfortunately the first two-thirds of the book were choppy. The characters bounced around. The last third was much smoother, almost as if it had been written by another person. This book left many loose ends. The characters were not all accounted for at the end of the book and two sub-plots were left up-in-the-air. I have continued to read these as I am fond of the Jason Bourne persona but this method of script writing has grown tiresome.

Hopefully there will come a time when I can read one of th
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Lynette
I am a huge Ludlum fan. I have not read any of Van Lustbader's versions before now. All I can say is that he is no Ludlum. With a Ludlum novel - you are gripped from the first sentence. It took about 100 pages before I was really into the story. It's got all the typical spy stuff in it but I never felt the same passion for the story that I usually feel for Ludlum. Having said all of that, by and large, it's a good story, moves fairly smoothly, good character development etc. I just missed the Lu ...more
Jonmarc Stevens
Lustbader makes Jason dead to his old life. He may have as well as made him have amnesia again at least that would make more sense. He basically is completely detached from his David Webb persona, forgot ALL about his kids, the ones that are still alive, and basically states in one part in the book that the only woman he truly cared for was Moria. Hmmmm so his marriage to Marie and his love for her meant nothing at all. Sheez, and I'm not about to get into how poorly this story is portrayed in t ...more
Jonnie
It had been a long time since I had read any Jason Bourne books and I needed a book on CD for an eleven hour drive over the holidays. I thought this might be a good book to pass the time. Maybe it was the way the audio version was done or maybe it was the book, but I was extremely disappointed in the Bourne Dominion. I found the scenarios too unrealistic, the information on Iranian Muslims incorrect (the majority are not Sunnis), too many actors with similar names, too many plot twists, and refe ...more
Biblioteca Lardero
Una novela de acción sin límite que revela las guerras sucias internacionales En el mundo de Jason Bourne, el espía más letal surgido del programa secreto Treadstone, no abundan los amigo. Por eso, las traiciones no se perdonan.
Tras unir fuerzas con un viejo rival, Jalal Essai, Bourne se dispone a interponerse de nuevo en los planes de la organización Severus Domna, que busca destruir reservas estratégicas norteamericanas y dejar su industria inerme frente al avance chino. Pero la Domna tiene u
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Anandh Sundar
While Eric will never reach the heights of Robert Ludlum, he keeps improving in every book he writes. This master piece has tension throughout(has Bourne finally met his match with his best friend tasked to kill him) and ample twists and tales throughout-in its own right the book is a master piece. And the new characters introduced in the book can easily allow this series to continue in perpetuity. No Harry Potter like early termination here.
Christian
Cut my teeth on the Bourne trilogy 30 years ago. Reread them before the movies were released and fell in love with them again. I walked by the bargain bin at the bookstore and picked up The Bourne Sanction, Bourne Dominion, the Bourne Objective and a fourth Bourne book......unfortunately, I read them out of order. I suggest you read them in order. Maybe bc of the order or bc I'm aging rapidly, but it seemed as some of the suspense in the new Bourne books are generated more by the confusion creat ...more
Dark Matter
This review was written by Lauren Schroder for Dark Matter Zine. This and more reviews, interviews etc are on Dark Matter Zine, an online magazine. http://www.darkmatterzine.com.

Bourne is back in this fast-paced action thriller that will keep you turning the pages desperate to know what happens in this book.

The Bourne Dominion’s plot focusses on the global villains and Islamic extremists, the Severus Domna, who have decided to focus their attention on taking down America which Bourne has to pre
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Helen
This could have been great. Instead, it's the last time I let my kids choose my next book. So many people, places, abbreviations and aliases that I couldn't work out what was going on half the time. I'd be 3 sentences in before I realised we were in a different place with different people. I've finished it now, and I still don't know who was who.
I don't expect Bourne et al to behave realistically, but I do expect that hair dye doesn't wash out in one shower. I might try one of the original Bourn
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Christopher Hernandez
OK. So at this point there really is no Bourne identity. David Webb is pretty much gone, and the undead / anti-aging super agent named Jason Bourne is all that remains.

This one merely took the amnesia bit, and perhaps played it too far. How convenient that he would remember a fragment of memory pertaining to a character that will somehow be involved in the next book plot. This memory fragment also completely changes the portrayal / character makeup of the deceased Alex Conklin, who would be roll
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Ray Palen
It is hard to believe that Robert Ludlum has been gone for ten years. During his prolific writing career he penned three novels featuring amnesiac super-spy, Jason Bourne. These three novels were all made into popular films starring Matt Damon.

The public always seems to be clamoring for remakes and a return to the past. That being said, THE BOURNE DOMINION marks author Eric Van Lustbader’s sixth novel featuring Ludlum’s Jason Bourne --- like James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, another character that
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Mike Philbin
Finally,

it took Eric Van Lustbader SIX BOURNE BOOKS to finally own this series. And he certainly OWNS it now. It's weird, I almost abandoned this series based on the last couple of books I'd tried to get interested in, as you'll see from me reviews of other Van Lustbader books in the Ludlum-originated series.

DOMINION, though I'm only half way through it, is a totally authentic piece of Bourne-ism but in a special way that doesn't seem to have any lingering allegiance to either the Ludlum literar
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Jerome
Eric von Lustbader creates such unrealistic scenarios that some readers might get angry at being taken for idiots. E.g. private jets take off in one country, cross the ocean and land in another one without any air traffic-, immigration- and customs controls. But far worse: All his fiction is in some way or another about Muslim terrorists and still he affirms that Irans population is Sunni. If he wrote about medieval Iran that might have been true but since the seventeenth century Iran has been i ...more
James
Ta-Da! My 250th review!!!

I have come to expect a certain... averageness about this series now. After the amazing first three by the original writer Ludlum, Van Lustbader has gone about piece by piece dismantling that brilliance and replacing it with his own brand of writing. That brand of writing is now fully in place, and can be summed up in one simple word: average. Three Stars

Plot: Three Stars

In the previous two books we were introduced to a world-wide shadow organisation that all but ran the
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Mark
One assumed with Robert Ludlum’s untimely passing that Jason Bourne passed on with him, however the character is alive and well and in the capable hands of Van Lustbader.
From South America to Europe and back to the Middle East, Bourne helps track down and kill the worst bad guys in the world while apparently being marked for death by the Russian spymasters, FSB-2, who send the one man Bourne has ever trusted, Boris Karpov as his assassin.
Meanwhile, Severus Domina, an underground secret terrorist
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Kimme Utsi
Oct 18, 2012 Kimme Utsi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources. He needs the help of his long-time friend, General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2. Karpov is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne.

Now, these two trusted friends are

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Speesh
I love what Eric Van Lustbader is doing/has done in continuing Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series of novels. Not least sticking to Ludlum’s idea that a book title should only have three words. ‘The' being counted as one of them. Check it out.

And the good thing with these Bourne books, you get what you paid for. The plots are always reasonably water-tight and involve plenty of globe-trotting action (obviously without explaining where he gets the (large amounts of) country-relevant cash in each c
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Alexander W-j
Robert Ludlum is a very well known writer, creating some of the best books to read on the market: The Bourne Series. To have Eric Van Lustbader take his position on the stories is in some cases a win, and some cases not so much. But, I gave my review two stars not because of this switch, but because of the overall quality of the book.

Throughout the book, Jason Bourne battles through his enemies to stop the one most common enemy found in most books nowadays, known as terrorism. Jason is tracking
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Don Sparrow
This latest installment in this most famous of thriller series really gets a 3.5 star rating form me.This is the 9th book in the series. This is the 6th by EVL. Robert Ludlum (deceased) first introduced the series with the first 3 novels.The story begins with Jason Bourne's best, most trusted friend, Boris Karpov being ordered to kill Bourne. EVL has done an outstanding job taking over for Ludlum. He has brilliantly made the transition appear to be seamless.This latest book is cranmmed with acti ...more
Riley Dring
Terrorism directed toward the U.S. is a high threat for many reasons. Thousands of people could be affected by any types of terrorism regarding the economy or having to do with lethal actions. In the book “The Bourne Dominion” by Eric Van Lustbader, Jason Bourne helps to stop an elusive group of terrorists planning to destroy America’s most strategic natural resources.
Jason Bourne travels from South America to Europe to the Middle East with hopes to stop these terrorists. This book takes place
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Kathy
I love Robert Ludlum's books, even if they are written by Eric Van Lustbader (whom I also love reading in his own right.) Since it only took me 4 days to read it, you can surmise that I couldn't put it down. In fact, reading it right before bed last night, I couldn't fall asleep for the adrenalin rush. All that being said, the story really wasn't a story. There are about 6 main characters and the author covers a little of each in each chapter. Every time you encounter a different character, it's ...more
Michael Campbell
Got this one free on the Android Nexus 7, so decided to give it a whirl, as I'm a huge fan of the original Bourne series.

In a word, ridiculous.

The story was far too fragmented, with very little of Bourne in it. Jason lost a lot of what made him, him (he's only an above average "fighter", and only a little bit of angst or issue with his Treadstone life).

What really irritated me was the fact that nary a single character in the book was what they seemed. Sure, it's a "spy novel" so we expect some b
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Betsy Ellison
I bought this on sale on tape to listen to while driving on a trip. This was the most ridiculous book I think I have ever "read." Jason Bourne can do it all- kill 4 terrorists in minutes, speak different languages and recognize dialects, pilot a helicopter, identify any weapon very specifically... all in this one book! Oh brother, these books have really gone downhill fast.
Drick
Jason Bourne (thanks to Matt Damon) has become pop cultural icon. However, one of the keys to a good story is no matter how outrageous the plot there is an element of believability. The main character of this novel is so super-amazing even Jason Bourne would not recognize him. Moreover, the author's plot structure is so redundant it becomes predictable halfway thru the book. Robert Ludlum would have done better with this story.
Matthew
I'm done. I can't stand another botched Bourne book. Jason Bourne AND David Webb are dead in my view. Who murdered him? Eric van lustbader. Horrible. I was trying to convince myself to read the Bourne Imperative but I found out that there are two more books after that one. I just cannot put myself through more crap.

Bourne has become 007 with no ties to previous books or background stories on his character to advance him. There is no mention in this book of the monumental change he went through
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Mohanram Kumar
Lustbader should stick to Nicholas Linnear and Jake Naric series where the characters blindly perfectly in the scenarios he paints. In the Bourne series the characters are akin to a Shakespearean dramas done in Noh drama. Totally out of sync.
Simon Lee
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Phil
The pace is very good. I could not put the book down but I was a little disappointed in the end. So much buildup for such a quick finale. Memories were well written and e author uses character's psyches well. I would try another one. (first and only Bourne that I've read). Comparatively I liked it a lot better than Ludlum's "Apocalypse Watch".
I must add that I was a little surprised at how limited the cultural description of the characters were even if he tries to show the opposite with some ch
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Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He is the author of more than twenty-five best-selling novels, including The Ninja, in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fiction's most beloved and enduring heroes. The Ninja was sold to 20th CenturyFox, to be made into a major motion picture. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages.

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