The Bourne Deception (Jason Bourne #7)
Among the problems:
1) Very little Jason Bourne. He is a small portion of the book, in fact. Most of it involves other characters who are not even in his time zone.
2) Very little resear...more
The book has the backdrop of the usual political intrigue with the Secretary of Defense staging events to precipitate a war with Iran.
Generally, I don't care for knock-offs where a second...more
Shadowy master assassin Jason Bourne spends too much time offstage in bestseller Lustbader's cliche-ridden fourth thriller in the Ludlum franchise (after The Bourne Sanction). Having pushed his latest archenemy, Russian Leonid Arkadin, off a tanker into the ocean, Bourne assumes his foe must be dead. Not long after, Arkadin ambushes Bourne, hitting him with a rifle shot that would've killed a normal man. Seriously but not mortally wounded, Bourne decides to keep his survival a secret. The duel b...more
Plot: One Star and a Quarter
As overall plots go this was okay. The ide...more
After Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed while in Indonesia, he fakes his death to take on a new identity and mission- to find out who is trying to assassinate him. In the process, Bourne begins to question who he really is and what he would become if he no longer carried the Bourne identity. Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt-apparently by an Iranian missile-leaving the world wondering if it was an accident or an act of aggression. A massive global team l...more
Van Lustbader RUINED the whole Bourne concept. His writing is lackluster and filled with crap that should have been edited out.
I bailed 60 pages in, and that was 60 pages too many. I'll never get that part of my life back.
Yes, I know, but it had to be said ... er, written.
Anyway, I've slogged my way through Van Lustbader's other Bourne books, but I'm all done now. He goes into the 'authors I will never read again' file, joining Clive Cussler and Jame...more
Lustbader has a great eye for action and plot but this was still a little draggy at times. Almost like cutting through the fat to get to the juicy bits. I kinda agree that Bourne shared top billing with a few other characters and this detracted from the overall pace of...more
Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him. Meanwhile, an...more
I do not mean that in size, because they're still quite thick, but in contents or plot.
What deception? Bourne has been mislead all his life since he entered Treadstone, so there's nothing new to that.
Apart from that, Bourne is playing only a small part in this book, so I think it is becoming time to change the title's of the books. On the Dutch version still "Rob...more
I recommend it for anyone that loves a good action-thriller with political overtones!
I do not recommend this to anyone unless you are beyond desperation for something to read.
Picks up pretty much where the last book left of, more of a continuaion than a sequel. I can see where there might be a next one again, too :)
* 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, I'll read it again
The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Betrayal
The Bourne Sanction
The Bourne Deception
The Bourne Objective (am now reading this one and will...more
Mr. Lustbader is...more