Pellet-sized ultrasonic screamers that paralyze large rooms of people, files locked using "logarithms", burner cellphones a "local call" then one using a 10-digit number, laptop computers with ejectable drives and netbooks that...more
I’ve always been a big fan of Robert Ludlum’s books. The Jason Bourne books were amongst my favourites. So I was really excited to find out that I had won this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.
Sadly, Robert Ludlum passed away a few years ago, but someone is still writing the Jason Bourne series. Eric Van Lustbader has taken over this franchise and seems to have succeeded in doing so. The book is written in Robert Ludlum’s style. My expectations of a Robert Ludl...more
And while it does get better, it doesn't get much better. We face a character list out of Tolstoy, baal worship, secret societies, lesbianism, King Solomon's gold and transmutation. Yes, transmutati...more
I hope we aren't subjected to movie adaptations of these new Bourne boo...more
BOURNE STILL HAS IT,Eric Van Lustbader has managed to pen another contriving, fast paced and explosive plot, where we are introduce to old and new alike characters...
Bourne Objective, is a direct follow-up of its predecessor Bourne Deception, its a riveting continuation of the deadly chase between Leonid Danilovich Arkadin and Jason Bourne, the...more
I almost feel dissaponted that I liked this now. The previous book in the series was appalling, and I was ready to can the whole series if this one even began to follow it's predecessor. The series has become something different from what Luldum had created, and in many - no, most - ways it's not the same series anymore. Still, this was an entertaining book with a complex, exciting plot. A standard, ent...more
Readers were first introduced to Jason Bourne's nemesis Leonid Arkadin, a brilliant Russian assassin and fearless international mercenary, in THE BOURNE SANCTION. His girlfriend was killed during a fight for which an enraged Arkadin blames Bourne. In THE BOURNE DECEPTION, Arkadin hunted Bourne to take revenge and kill him. Bourne, in a fight for his life, learned that Arkadin's skills mirror Jason's because he received the same original CIA Treadstone training. Now, in THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE, Jas
Fast paced, exciting action, taking place in exotic, globe-trotting locations - a real page-turner, as long as you don't think too much about the intricaciesof the plot. And probably a couple of sleepless nights as you read "ok, just one more chapter then..."
You know what you're getting, you know what you're getting into and you know it's going to deliver.
If that's not for you, don't start one. Don't start one looking for deep m...more
Minor spoilers ahead.
The first part of the novel seems to resolve the fallout of the previous novel. We learn that Leonid Arkadin has taken over a vast arms dealing operation. He's made powerful enemies in Russia and narrowly escapes one of their kill team in India.
Bourne begins to explore the mystery surrounding an engraved ring and its connection to a laptop...more
This might have been good, but just wasn't for me...
Arkadin is back but somehow changed in my view, when we first see him, he is no...more
Aye, here's the rub, "It's not totally shit," and by this I mean you can read it and it's an okay page turner but IT'S GOT NONE OF THE IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE NEED-TO-KNOW WORLD AND ORGIASTIC DETAILS of the undead franchise's papa, Robert Ludlum.
When Ludlum writes, you know he knows.
When Lustbader writes, you know he's battling hard to compare to th...more
Mr. Lustbader is...more