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Preview — The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Sanction (Jason Bourne #6)
Specter tells him that a former student and son of his...more
Reading series out of order is always an interesting experience particularly when it’s the Jason Bourne novels as I can dip in and out whenever I want and usually understand what’s going on, and that was once more the case with The Bourne Sanction, the second Jason Bourne novel that I’ve read that wasn’t written by series creator Robert Ludlum, instead by Eric Van Lustbader, who has taken over and written every Bourne title since 2003’s The Bourne Legacy, the l ...more
There's plenty of political intrigue, as the new DCI Veronica Hart tries to keep the NSA from tak ...more
The nice thing about this piece was the "candle burning at both ends" feeling I got as I followed both Jason Bourne and his "new" arch nemesis, Leonid Arkadin, to their inevitable showdown. The two men leave a bloody trail of bodies and bullets in their wake, and then, through an ingenius little twist, are forced to he ...more
What a bummer! I can't believe I read the whole thing ... but I just kept hoping for improvement, and I kept thinking something important might happen that I'd need to know if I chose to read the next in the series.
But I'm probably done with the series. There are so many great books in the world to read, I'm not sure I want to invest anymore time with Van Lustbader.
The previous books in t ...more
- The whole "everyone I love dies so it's hard for me to open my heart to anyone" is a bit cliche and definitely could have been handled in a subtler manner.
- I liked the way Arkadin's storyline was handled with bits and pieces being revealed slowly throughout the book
-The bad guys are Nazis turned Islam terrorists? Are you kidding me?
- What exactly the terrorist plot was still confuses me - a boat with gas ...more
I have also been reading Ludlum's books for 20 years and enjoying them immensly. The plots are convoluted, but why else would you read a 'spy novel'
Lustbader's continuation of the Bourne series [after Ludlum died:] and its subsequent movie fame has made Ludlums works more accessible to everybody.
The Bourne Santion i ...more
* Couldn't finish
** I had nothing else to do
*** Passed the time, would be **** for genre / author fans
**** Everyone could enjoy this book
***** Everyone should read this book ...more
However, it must be noted that over the books Lustbader has slowly made the character of Bourne more of his creation as time passes. First of all he has removed any ties to the Ludlum Bourne, such as Marie, Conklin and his kids then he created a new reef of characters - Lindros, his assassin son, Mo (I can't remember if Mo was Ludlum's or Lustbader's, excuse me if I am wrong) - which he in turn removed and ...more
Re-reading this book. Not because it is so very good, but because I lost track of the Bourne story. Got the latest for my birthday this year and I wanted to read them (the ones by Van Lustbader) in order because movies and Ludlum's versions keep getting in the way of getting a good clear view om what happened when and why with what reason or consequence.
After reading it again, I tried to make sense of it once again. And, starting with the Bourne books that Ludlum wrote, I ju ...more
When we catch up with Jason Bourne this time around, we find our hero doing his best to put the past behind him and move forward by living his life as his astute linguistic scholar alter-ego, David Webb. Memories of his beloved Marie and of his time spent in Project Treadstone under the direction of Alex Conklin still lurk beneath the surface. Bourne is not sure how much longer her can keep up the façade of a college professor when within him is t ...more
Kealan Harris 1/1/13
The Bourne Sanction by Robert Ludlum
The book starts off with Jason Bourne as his alter ego; David Webb, a linguistics professor at Georgetown University. He somewhat content with his quiet peaceful life, but soon realizes that this isn't what he wants. He turns to his mentor at Georgetown; Dominic Spector, one of a select few who know of Bourne's dual identity. He longs for his old life of action and adventure. Dominic asks for Bourne to help in the investigation of the murd ...more
Global Muslim terrorists, homegrown self-serving politicians, kindhearted yet ruthless CIA agents, and then there is Jason Bourne and his nemesis Leonid Danilovich Arkadin. Equally Callous, equally threatening, remorseless and impenetrable. Will they both s ...more
This novel focuses primarily on never ending action placing characters in hair raising situations. The author has Bourne on another chaotic chase, this time in Moscow dogging pursuers while he himself hunts one of the most dangerous villains, a killer named Arkasan. Hold you breath, this is a fast paced story where Bourne faces the most treacherous campaign to date.
Bourne now assuming the name of David Webb lives an ordinary life ...more
Jason Bourne returns to Georgetown University and the mild world of his alter ego, David Webb, hoping for normalcy. But after so many adrenaline-soaked years of risking his life, Bourne finds himself chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor, Professor Specter, asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist sect. The young man died carrying information about the group's terrorist a
Mr. Lustbader is ...more