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The Bourne Dominion (Jason Bourne #9)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  3,601 Ratings  ·  192 Reviews
Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources-and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal ...more
Hardcover, 421 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 08, 2013 Matt rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
Lustbader continues to aid in the destruction of the Bourne series with another installment of drivel and helps to further alienate what Ludlum set down as his legacy. I remain baffled how Ludlum’s estate could permit these novels to keep churning out with the great author of espionage’s name affixed to the title. This book pushes things further and further away from the Jason Bourne we’ve come to love. Bourne walks around without mention of his family, without ties to anyone in his past. Even ...more
Milo (Bane of Kings)
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"Bourne's enemies are gathering force. Severus Domna, a secret and ancient cabal, has called forth its members from around the globe, with one objective: to vanquish the last person capable of destroying their bid to de-stabilize the world economy - Jason Bourne."

The Jason Bourne novels are something that I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time now. The Bourne Dominion may be the ninth book in the series, but it was t
Jacob The
Nov 08, 2012 Jacob The rated it it was ok
This book was a below average descent into money making. After the initial Bourne books proved successful, as often happens, the writing is turned over to a second author to just crank out books with the same characters. What results is something like this. From the start, it became hard just to read and enjoy the book. In the end it proved marginally enjoyable, but I have a problem with the overeager setups of many poor modern writers. They exercise no patience in their writing, and with little ...more
Sep 16, 2011 Lynette rated it liked it
I am a huge Ludlum fan. I have not read any of Van Lustbader's versions before now. All I can say is that he is no Ludlum. With a Ludlum novel - you are gripped from the first sentence. It took about 100 pages before I was really into the story. It's got all the typical spy stuff in it but I never felt the same passion for the story that I usually feel for Ludlum. Having said all of that, by and large, it's a good story, moves fairly smoothly, good character development etc. I just missed the ...more
Anandh Sundar
Jul 20, 2011 Anandh Sundar rated it it was amazing
While Eric will never reach the heights of Robert Ludlum, he keeps improving in every book he writes. This master piece has tension throughout(has Bourne finally met his match with his best friend tasked to kill him) and ample twists and tales throughout-in its own right the book is a master piece. And the new characters introduced in the book can easily allow this series to continue in perpetuity. No Harry Potter like early termination here.
Oct 31, 2016 Shorewalker rated it really liked it
This was a rather lengthy book at 441 pages compared to other Bourne tales but given the complexities of the cast of characters I guess I can understand. That is also why it took me several chapters to work through who was who and what was what. Given that, one still has to keep turning the pages to see if one was right or not - usually the authors make it so you are not right, so keep reading on.
For those who like the spy vs spy novels this is a good one and I do recommend it, I also think it
Nov 24, 2016 Teddy rated it liked it
Kind of seems like I keep reading the same book over and over. I think I have had enough of this series for a while.
Sep 17, 2012 James rated it liked it
Shelves: action-thriller
Ta-Da! My 250th review!!!

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
Oct 18, 2016 Joemodz rated it liked it
Interestingly enough to listen to, but it's not Ludlum.
Oct 13, 2016 Miltonh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too many players to keep up.
Nov 08, 2013 Speesh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spies, adventure, crime
I love what Eric Van Lustbader is doing/has done in continuing Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series of novels. Not least sticking to Ludlum’s idea that a book title should only have three words. ‘The' being counted as one of them. Check it out.

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
Kimme Utsi
Oct 18, 2012 Kimme Utsi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook

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

Riley Dring
Terrorism directed toward the U.S. is a high threat for many reasons. Thousands of people could be affected by any types of terrorism regarding the economy or having to do with lethal actions. In the book “The Bourne Dominion” by Eric Van Lustbader, Jason Bourne helps to stop an elusive group of terrorists planning to destroy America’s most strategic natural resources.
Jason Bourne travels from South America to Europe to the Middle East with hopes to stop these terrorists. This book takes place
Ray Palen
Aug 21, 2011 Ray Palen rated it it was ok
It is hard to believe that Robert Ludlum has been gone for ten years. During his prolific writing career he penned three novels featuring amnesiac super-spy, Jason Bourne. These three novels were all made into popular films starring Matt Damon.

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
Alexander W-j
Nov 28, 2012 Alexander W-j rated it did not like it
Robert Ludlum is a very well known writer, creating some of the best books to read on the market: The Bourne Series. To have Eric Van Lustbader take his position on the stories is in some cases a win, and some cases not so much. But, I gave my review two stars not because of this switch, but because of the overall quality of the book.

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
Aug 11, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
One assumed with Robert Ludlum’s untimely passing that Jason Bourne passed on with him, however the character is alive and well and in the capable hands of Van Lustbader.
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
Dark Matter
Jan 12, 2014 Dark Matter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This review was written by Lauren Schroder for Dark Matter Zine. This and more reviews, interviews etc are on Dark Matter Zine, an online magazine.

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
Hertzan Chimera
Sep 18, 2011 Hertzan Chimera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Jonmarc Stevens
Mar 06, 2015 Jonmarc Stevens rated it did not like it
Lustbader makes Jason dead to his old life. He may have as well as made him have amnesia again at least that would make more sense. He basically is completely detached from his David Webb persona, forgot ALL about his kids, the ones that are still alive, and basically states in one part in the book that the only woman he truly cared for was Moria. Hmmmm so his marriage to Marie and his love for her meant nothing at all. Sheez, and I'm not about to get into how poorly this story is portrayed in ...more
Jun 19, 2012 Jerome rated it it was ok
Eric von Lustbader creates such unrealistic scenarios that some readers might get angry at being taken for idiots. E.g. private jets take off in one country, cross the ocean and land in another one without any air traffic-, immigration- and customs controls. But far worse: All his fiction is in some way or another about Muslim terrorists and still he affirms that Irans population is Sunni. If he wrote about medieval Iran that might have been true but since the seventeenth century Iran has been ...more
Don Sparrow
Aug 05, 2011 Don Sparrow rated it liked it
This latest installment in this most famous of thriller series really gets a 3.5 star rating form me.This is the 9th book in the series. This is the 6th by EVL. Robert Ludlum (deceased) first introduced the series with the first 3 novels.The story begins with Jason Bourne's best, most trusted friend, Boris Karpov being ordered to kill Bourne. EVL has done an outstanding job taking over for Ludlum. He has brilliantly made the transition appear to be seamless.This latest book is cranmmed with ...more
Dec 04, 2014 Jonnie rated it it was ok
It had been a long time since I had read any Jason Bourne books and I needed a book on CD for an eleven hour drive over the holidays. I thought this might be a good book to pass the time. Maybe it was the way the audio version was done or maybe it was the book, but I was extremely disappointed in the Bourne Dominion. I found the scenarios too unrealistic, the information on Iranian Muslims incorrect (the majority are not Sunnis), too many actors with similar names, too many plot twists, and ...more
Michael Campbell
Jan 06, 2013 Michael Campbell rated it it was ok
Got this one free on the Android Nexus 7, so decided to give it a whirl, as I'm a huge fan of the original Bourne series.

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
Aug 03, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
I love Robert Ludlum's books, even if they are written by Eric Van Lustbader (whom I also love reading in his own right.) Since it only took me 4 days to read it, you can surmise that I couldn't put it down. In fact, reading it right before bed last night, I couldn't fall asleep for the adrenalin rush. All that being said, the story really wasn't a story. There are about 6 main characters and the author covers a little of each in each chapter. Every time you encounter a different character, it's ...more
Biblioteca Lardero
Una novela de acción sin límite que revela las guerras sucias internacionales En el mundo de Jason Bourne, el espía más letal surgido del programa secreto Treadstone, no abundan los amigo. Por eso, las traiciones no se perdonan.
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
May 14, 2014 Christian rated it liked it
Cut my teeth on the Bourne trilogy 30 years ago. Reread them before the movies were released and fell in love with them again. I walked by the bargain bin at the bookstore and picked up The Bourne Sanction, Bourne Dominion, the Bourne Objective and a fourth Bourne book......unfortunately, I read them out of order. I suggest you read them in order. Maybe bc of the order or bc I'm aging rapidly, but it seemed as some of the suspense in the new Bourne books are generated more by the confusion ...more
Simon Lee
Jul 18, 2011 Simon Lee rated it really liked it
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Sep 20, 2014 Matthew rated it it was ok
I'm done. I can't stand another botched Bourne book. Jason Bourne AND David Webb are dead in my view. Who murdered him? Eric van lustbader. Horrible. I was trying to convince myself to read the Bourne Imperative but I found out that there are two more books after that one. I just cannot put myself through more crap.

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
Jul 26, 2012 Phil rated it liked it
The pace is very good. I could not put the book down but I was a little disappointed in the end. So much buildup for such a quick finale. Memories were well written and e author uses character's psyches well. I would try another one. (first and only Bourne that I've read). Comparatively I liked it a lot better than Ludlum's "Apocalypse Watch".
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
I really enjoyed this book. One of the faster paced books of Mr. Lustbader's continuation of the series. I liked the switching character segments/stories. I felt it gave a little more intensity to the book as it brought the suspense up and then, switch. I liked that Bourne is no longer as much of the lone wolf. Does he actually now have 'friends'..hmmmm I do however wonder sometimes how much longer he can be as kick ass as he is.. Even as a young man in the vietnam era he would be a ...more
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