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The Bourne Betrayal by Eric Van Lustbader
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Jun 17, 2008

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bookshelves: espionage
Recommended for: Dad
Read in June, 2008

Definitely not of the Ludlum caliber, but not too shabby. A little bit less contrived than the previous Van Lustbader Bourne effort. Unfortunately, the last one was one of the most obvious and contrived stories I've ever read, so a little bit less is still pretty contrived.

The problem that anyone trying to follow in Ludlum's footstep was going to face is that Ludlum's stories always had the feeling of reality to them. A feeling that this could, even if a little far-fetched, actually happen. He tended to do this better than just about anyone else. This book does not seem feasible in the slightest. Each new little plot twist seems even more removed from reality than the last.

All this being said, it was an entertaining little read and so long as you're not expecting Ludlum quality, you should enjoy yourself. It's like a television show that you've watched since the beginning, but has started to go downhill. You are compelled to keep watching, despite the dip in quality, just to see how the characters get on.

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