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De Bourne sanctie (Jason Bourne #6)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  6,542 Ratings  ·  274 Reviews
Jason heeft zijn leven als David Webb hervat aan de faculteit linguïstiek van Georgetown. Eindelijk kan hij zijn Bourne-identiteit achter zich laten. Maar dan wordt hij geconfronteerd met zijn gevaarlijkste tegenstander ooit. Bourne wordt ingezet om ene Semian Icoupov uit te schakelen. Icoupov is de leider van de moslimterroristische Broederschap van het Oosten, die van pl ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published 2009 by Luitingh-Sijthoff (first published July 29th 2008)
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Originally, back in the dim and distant past that we now call 2008, this was my first introduction to Jason Bourne. An airport purchase having seen the three movies I was immediately confused by this book which appeared to bear no relation to those movies at all beyond the name of the main character and the fact that he'd apparently suffered from total memory loss at some previous point. At the time I didn't realise that the movies had pretty much kept only those two things (and the book titles) ...more
Apr 06, 2012 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
We are now so far away from the original Bourne series, I can hardly recognise the main character, his underlings, or even the connection that Bourne/Webb has with the man who opened Ludlum’s series years ago. Even taking the Bourne part out of it, this story fell far short of what I expected or even wanted to read, and it pains me that I have to see this drivel associated with what Ludlum built up over time. Where is the mentally calculating man? Where is the passion for justice and the king of ...more
Milo (BOK)

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
It's complicated, unnecessarily so to be honest. But, for an airport purchase (and my first Bourne book) a good read on a long flight. Maybe because I was jumping into the series at #6 rather than working my way through I was a little more lost than I should have been, but I soon caught up and enjoyed the ride.
Apr 24, 2009 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Lustbader, I like Bourne, what can go wrong, worth a few hours of fun.
Nov 06, 2011 Clark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since this is the sixth novel starring Bourne (the Van Lustbader version), this Jason Bourne story focuses more on the growing list of supporting characters who've helped him in the past -- Deron (the forger), Tyrone (the street enforcer), Soraya Moore (CI / Typhon contact), Moira (the potential love interest) -- and the growing stable of politicos in the Beltway who want to put down Bourne for good.

There's plenty of political intrigue, as the new DCI Veronica Hart tries to keep the NSA from tak
Jan 04, 2009 Cindi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, suspense
It was a good no brainer read that wasn't as good as Robert Ludlum's writing but still good. I learned that you still don't mess with Jason Bourne and when you need something impossible done seek out "the man".
Apr 03, 2013 Jim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorry. This was a slog to finish. Not the best of the series.
Feb 15, 2011 William rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll start by saying that while this novel is the best (so far) of the three Bourne books by Eric Van Lustbader, none of the new novels compare to Robert Ludlum's original trilogy.
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
William Porter
Feb 13, 2009 William Porter added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
I use these books from to work out with, to ride motorcycles late at night with and to walk with. I do not expect huge revelations or top literature. But this thing got so convoluted and complicated and ridiculous---one day they were in mortal hand to hand combat in Russia, garroted and injured and bleeding--crashing cars and shoot em up--the next day they are in Langley, one guy in Russia is related to some guy in Washington and another guy is a Russian cop but is in with the drug g ...more
Margo Kelly
Dec 31, 2008 Margo Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If this had been the first book in the series, I would have quit halfway through and never picked up another.

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
Jan 21, 2012 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: peace-corps-read
- Maybe I would have liked it better if I had read the previous books in the series first

- 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
Douglas Cook
Feb 22, 2009 Douglas Cook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading Eric Van Lustbaser's Ninja books featuring Nicholas Linnear for years and have enjoyed them. Although they have a bit of oriental 'woo - woo,' they are fun reads.

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
Jul 28, 2009 Kip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little disappointed. I'm a big Bourne fan, but maybe it was really Ludlum and not Van Lustbader. The plot was sort of hard to follow in spots, the characters were pretty shallow with one or two exceptions, and the action sequences weren't as compelling as I remember from earlier books. I'll read the next one though...

* 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
Chidi Okonkwo
I bought this book about 7 months ago, from a local Borders bookstore [they were still in business back then]. And it took me just that long to read it. I would pick it up, read several chapters, and toss it aside out of frustration. Like most reviewers have stated, the plot in this book is overly drawn out. Bourne is depicted as this rather laconic super spy, who is wallowing in self-pity due to his lost beloved wife. And there is another woman, who is literally ready to make love to him on a w ...more
Barry Bridges
Jan 25, 2017 Barry Bridges rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
My only criticism of Van Lustbader's writing is the fight scenes. I'm always wondering how a protagonist's fists got into positions when prior descriptions make it seem unlikely. Apart from that the story has pace, intrigue and some believability. Even like the support cast that's being built up.
May 25, 2017 Janice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-thriller
I'm hovering between three and four stars for this one. I'm still enjoying the Bourne series, though Lustbader is not quite up to Ludlum's original three (but then, who is). Still, I can't help but wonder how many times Bourne has to prove that he's not a threat to national security.
Alan Quinton
May 21, 2017 Alan Quinton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Possibly the worst book I have ever read. At one point Soraya Moore is drinking Ceylon tea but when the cup is knocked from her hand espresso coffee is spilled across the carpet. Sloppy writing/editing.
May 14, 2017 Leonard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
End to end action, with a brilliant plot and a masterclass ending.
Oct 09, 2011 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again a steady yet great continuation of the Bourne persona, Four Stars all the way.

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
May 11, 2017 Kin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
uno 007 contro la "legione nera" nazista.storia complicata e improbabile.buoni colpi di scena.
Hemant Kharkar
May 15, 2017 Hemant Kharkar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gripping but confusing

Too rapid changes in the story line, requiring one to go back and forth especially when reading with long interruptions.
May 07, 2008 BoekenTrol rated it liked it
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: Klaas
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
May 23, 2013 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Nikki Pringle for Reader Views (8/08)

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
Kealan Harris
Jan 07, 2013 Kealan Harris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Ben Campbell
Hard copy is 484 pages of Hemingwayesque descriptions. Lustbader slams Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne sanctions into counterbalanced injunctions spiked with self-deprecating permission to systematically and callously kill and maim opposing foes.

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
Toni Osborne
The 6th instalment in the "Jason Bourne" series by Robert Ludlum

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
As it seems, there has been a very clear metamorphosis in Jason Bourne under the hands of Mr. Lustbader from where Mr. Ludlum had left him. Jason Bourne was originally a helpless man striving to understand who he was all the time. Beneath his expertise as an assassin and/or a special ops warrior, he was always a man who was extremely vulnerable on the emotional side. There was always a constant struggle between who he is and who he might be. This singular trait made Jason Bourne a very interesti ...more
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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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