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The Bourne Ascendancy (Jason Bourne #12)

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Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in contemporary fiction. Originally created by bestselling author Robert Ludlum, the Jason Bourne series was later adapted into films that have become modern classics. Now, New York Times bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Jason Bourne's story with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who
Hardcover, 454 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
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Trevis Course he did, all those plane journeys onboard facilities, waiting at flight checkin etc, he even went clubbing at one point, dude had to freshen up…moreCourse he did, all those plane journeys onboard facilities, waiting at flight checkin etc, he even went clubbing at one point, dude had to freshen up for that atleast.

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Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
this is 1000% FREE for the month via Barnes and Noble's Readout serial reading program! I only wish I had read all of the books before this one!
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Van Lustbader injects Bourne into new and highly challenging mission; to impersonate a government minister at a summit in Qatar. When armed gunmen storm the room, the bodies pile up, leaving Bourne as the only survivor. It is only when the terrorist El Ghadan has Bourne taken into custody that the larger plot can be seen, where Bourne was the target all along. El Ghadan has a woman and her young child in his custody and intends on using the elusive Bourne to do his bidding, or more people die. W ...more
Gustavo Rossi
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I was about to leave the series after the bizarre Retribution, Dominion, Imperative....and others in which the plot was completely unfeasible with Bourne dealing with strange people (some weird Mexican drug dealers, their wives, daughters, Chinese politicians in alliance with rogue Mossad officers...), with even more bizarre friends...I was wondering where was the spirit of the series and decided to read Ascendancy just to say good bye, and it was not bad. Moreover it was good; some old characte ...more
Josh Olds
Dec 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: thrillers
QUICK HIT – Jason Bourne’s ever-continuing adventures place him in one of his toughest situations yet.

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
Nov 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy-thriller
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
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining. Bourne is now a hugely-complicated character though it seems he might have been able to do certain things in an easier way. But then, where's the fun in that. The randy US president named Bill gives this some comic relief from all the bloody mayhem. Lots of good, strong female focal characters and in-depth explorations of Afghan mountain sub-cultures and the Doha wealthy/poor Arabian juxtaposition make this a nice addition to the series.

Very good writing, though the author doe
Scott Parsons
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Another riveting page turner from Eric Van Lustbader featuring Ludlum's Jason Bourne. Van Lustbader is a superb writer, better than Ludlum himself. I say this , having read and enjoyed all of Ludlum's novels. This is one of the rare instances where a franchised character continues to appear in novels written by another author and the suspense equals or exceeds the original appearances. This is a tribute to Eric Van Lustbader's excellent skills which were already evident in his own fiction.

This n
Kevin Stumpf
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Eric Van Lustbader has done it. He has taken Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne and made Jason his own...FINALLY. I love the new direction that Bourne has gone.

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
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I just wasn't excited by this one. There wasn't much action and the ease in which Bourne can blend in with the enemy is a bit much. The story didn't work for me either. I finished it and didn't hate it, but it wasn't a favorite. 2 1/2 stars.
Milton Moon Louie
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-fun
Page turner. I wanted to know what happened next. How will Bourne do the impossible - saved his friend and her child. (OPL) B+
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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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