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Preview — The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Ascendancy (Jason Bourne #12)
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Having a creation outlive its creator is a wonderful and yet terrifying thing. Wonderful because the popularity of a character has obviously become timeless, having a life outside its original creator. Terrifying because a beloved character or series is now in the hands of someone who was not involved in making the character what it has become. Sometimes these kind of extensions come off reading ...more
This is the first review I've submitted for a First Reads giveaway, and it's a tough one. This is also my introduction to the Bourne series, so my review reflects solely on this novel. I don't believe that having more familiarity with the series would have impacted my rating. The Bourne Ascendency is, in my opinion, a 3.5 star book. Since there are no half stars here, I had to make a tough choice whether to round up or down. In the end, some...more
who is hired by high level ministers fearful of assassinations
He is paid to impersonate them at meetings or places of
uncertain security. He is at one such meeting when armed
gunmen storm it but the target is not the man he is impers-
onating but Bourne himself. He is kidnapped and taken to an
underground bunker where he finds himself face to face with a
well known terrorist known as El Ghadan. He demands that Bourne
carry out a mission for ...more
I’ve seen a couple of the movies, but this is the first ‘Bourne’ book I have ...more
Bourne's money has run out so he has to take a job, and what job is that? To be a "blacksmith" that is, he is hired by prominent persons to impersonate themselves, so they can remain safe. In the course of one such assignment, he is kidnapped by "Al Ghadan" who takes him to meet a friend and her daughter who have also been kidnapped. Bourne is threatened, and let loose to kill the president of the United States or his friend and daughter will be killed.
Ok, so I am not sure how this book ...more
Bourne, with his world-saving antics and his stubborn refusal to be outshined by any modern assassin, had an exhilarating run in Legacy, but things kept moving ...more
a) first bourne series book I read in almost 2 years now.
b) first e-book which I completed in my new Zenfone 5 mobile.
As per the feedback on the storyline, I still miss the old characters except for Jason and Soraya and the kind of the universal character Jason fits in. But overall the story is neatly woven with some unexpected twists but somehow I felt the climax was not upto the mark as what you find in original Jason Bourne series.
Definitely a page turn ...more
Jason Bourne is a character as intriguing as James Bond, but with a modern twist. He still seems human, with an ability to gain and give some people trust, while playing to others to get what he needs done.
A good pastime book, a genre I don't usually gravitate towards.
The Bourne Retribution and Bourne Ascendancy are not the Bourne Trilogy. BUT, that is OK. After the uncomfortable transition of the Bourne character during the middle Bourne books (Deception, Objective, Dominion, Imperative) Mr. Van Lustbader has realized that the Bourne books will go where he takes them and I am glad he is taking them where h ...more
But that neing said, it was a fun read.
Mr. Lustbader is ...more