The Bourne Dominion (Jason Bourne #9)
Hopefully there will come a time when I can read one of th ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
Jason Bourne travels from South America to Europe to the Middle East with hopes to stop these terrorists. This book takes place ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Mr. Lustbader is ...more