Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception (Bourne Series #7)

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception (Bourne Series #7)

by Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

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Overview

From the classic series of thrillers from Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Deception finds Jason Bourne engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a dangerous assassin stalking his every move.

After Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed while in Indonesia, he fakes his death to take on a new identity and mission: to find out who is trying to assassinate him. The search leads Bourne to question who he really is and what he would become if he no longer carried the Bourne identity. Meanwhile across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt--apparently by an Iranian missile--leaving the world wondering if it was an accident or an act of aggression. A massive global team lead by Soraya Moore is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation escalates.

When Bourne's search for his would-be assassin intersects with Soraya's search for the group behind the airplane bombing, Bourne is thrust into a race to prevent a new world war. But it may already be too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446551489
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Series: Bourne Series , #7
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 73,879
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-seven novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 225 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series--The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum--among others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001. To learn more, visit www.Robert-Ludlum.com.

ERIC VAN LUSTBADER is most widely known as the New York Times bestselling author of twenty international bestselling thrillers including Ninja and Black Heart. He is also the author of two successful and highly regarded series of fantasy novels, The Sunset Warrior Cycle and The Pearl Saga. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. www.ericvanlustbader.com

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Robert Ludlums the Bourne Deception 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Tru2Ludlum More than 1 year ago
Van Lustbader is nowhere near the writer Robert Ludlum was. I was disappointed with the writing style. It seemed at times the author swallowed a thesaurus using only the most obscure synonyms to add flourish to his writing, but the actual effect of this for the reader is for you to stop and say "why would the writer choose THAT word to describe...?" Other than the annoying choice of words I would swear Eric Van Lustbader is a pseudonym for a female writer due to the way the author describes the scenes in the book. My wife actually sensed that first and I agreed. The book seems to drift at times into the style of a Harlequin romance.
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
Having read several of Van Lustbader's other works I was excited with the prospect of him bringing new life to a series that has not had a really good book since The Bourne Identity. This book did not live up to my expectations and I might add it was not as good as any of the two follow-ups that Ludlum had penned to the original novel. A high ranking US Government official makes a deal with a Russian military type to have Jason Bourne assasinated if the Russian will do the same to a suspected terrorist leader. The Russian agrees and unbeknownst to the American, the Russian is really Bourne's arch-enemy Arkadin who Bourne thought he killed in the last book. Meanwhile Bourne is in hiding in Bali with his latest girlfriend (Moira) and Arkadin learns his whereabouts and comes to assasinate him. Thinking the deed is accomplished, Arkadin heads on to other business. Meanwhile Bourne cheats death in an implausible way. Then a US airlines is shot down over Egypt by what appears to be an Iranian fanatic group and the US may be headed for war in Iran. Bourne will eventually be drawn into all of this and we also have an appearance in the book of Conklin's (the man who trained by Bourne and Arkadin) successor. The book drags throughout and most of the characters are one-dimensional. Bourne is nowhere near the person who tackled his identity problem in the first book and grappled between his David Webb and Bourne personnas. Instead we have a very shallow, boring Bourne and it really kills any semblance of magic the book may have. I hope that this series can be gracefully put to bed but it seems that we will be subjected to at least one more sequel.
Brian-NH More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Robert Ludlum's a few of the Bourne novels ... and I have to say that I can stomach through the books written after Mr. Ludlum passed away by pretending they're not about Jason Bourne. I have to pretend it's just another author who likes to write espionage-thriller books. Otherwise if I didn't I'd be pretty pissed off by these books because if it were about Bourne ... these books would suck.
Digging_the_Dancing_Queen More than 1 year ago
I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good Jason Bourne novel; they're fast-paced, exciting, deceptive, and fun. However, I agree with the people who say the books need to come to an end. Why play your favorite song until it gets old? Leave it while you still love it. And while this book does take us to some fascinating places and gives us some good action to get excited about, the principle is running out of steam. Leave him be while he's a legend!
spvaughan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i expected so much and just didn't get it. i felt that bourne was mia for most of it. while there was plenty of action, the plot was confusing and at the end, i looked at my husband and went "what"?
CymLowell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Imagine an Iranian missile (a Kowsar 3) bringing down a passenger jet over Egypt with many Americans on board, in the current context of a world anxious about the intentions of Iran. Add to that an American Secretary of Defense who is pounding the table for an attack on Iran, and a clandestine mercenary group working for all sides named Black River. As spice, Jason Bourne is in Bali with a new sweetheart only to be shot through the heart by an old colleague, and some former lovers wind their way through the novel.For the meat entrée, there is a clever computer program that can manage military and intelligence activities on a real time basis, though it may have flaws in terms of inputs (one of which could be the survival of Boure).This is the essence of The Bourne Deception, a thriller of the first order. One need not remember all the details of the prior Bourne books, though there is plenty here for even those who have all the details in mind. Our man Bourne does not yet fully find his past, after all this is a series of sequels and the mystery is a critical element of the suspense.There are at least six stories lines and about thirty characters, which makes a thriller reader¿s heart purr. A story within the story traces the history of Russian nemisis Leonid Arkadin in the squalor of Nizhy Tagil, as a the god of destruction, Shiva, opens and closes the story in paradise.This is another thrilling ride. In the end, there are soliliqueys by one of the bad guys that contain strains of genuine emotional anxiety shared by many of us, which gives character to this fellow on his way. There are also endings of some of the villains, as several of the story lines remain open to be picked up in the next sequel. I am anxious to see whether Moira can survive as a Bourne girl, and whether Soraya and Amun have a future, as they all chase after Mr. Arkadin, now possessed of arms merchant information for the world.The Bourne Deception is a marvelous book, a joyful read, with plenty of emotion, romance, and thought provoking internal questioning of the selves of the characters. A high five and hearty thank you is well deserved by Mr. Lustbader.
clarkisaacs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Robert Ludlum, author of twenty-one novels, including the Jason Bourne series, died in March 2001. Yet, even after his death, the fans of Bourne¿s adventures beckoned for more and Eric Van Lustbader, a novelist in his own right who has written 20 international best selling novels, stepped up and filled those enormous shoes of Ludlum by continuing the Bourne series with greater intensity of action and adventure.The Bourne Deception begins in a peaceful, serene, and quixotic island setting where the most dangerous situation seemed to be the invasion of a mosquito through netting which covered Jason¿s bed. Then, his engulfing tranquility is shattered when Jason is shot by an unknown assailant in an ambush. Van Lustbader accomplishes all this decisive action in the first thirty pages! An American passenger plane is shot down over Egypt by an apparent Iranian missile. In the ensuing investigation, Bourne becomes a key player, but at the same time is trying to piece together clues which will lead him to his assailant. His involvement puts him in the middle of both incidents deepening your entanglement to figure out what is going to happen next. If you haven¿t read any of the previous Jason Bourne thrillers, have no fear, each of the characters are skillfully reintroduced taking their places in his present or past life. Then, without missing a beat, the action continues as each of them play an integral role in the Deception, which is the theme of this novel. Clichés should not find their place in good writing, but, this is a ¿page-turner; you really want to read. One of the great strengths of both Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader is their ability to write clearly, concisely, and cleanly. Potty-mouth dialogue is not the norm and though many writers feel that in order to give the reader their ¿moneys-worth¿, they must write many four-letter words. This is not the case in The Bourne Deception. Be deceived, but pleasantly, if you please.Tying together all the loose ends is a technique which is utilized by those writers who realize that abruptly stopping at a cliff¿s edge without conclusion will not satisfy true fans. Eric Van Lustbader concludes this story with flaring style and portends there will be further continuations of Jason Bourne¿s worldly adventures. Highly recommended.
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Must reading.a great story
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kdavisKD More than 1 year ago
As in typical Robert Ludlum fashion you are hooked by page three. Jason Bourne is sought by the world especially those from his on "ex-agency". Death is Bourne's constant companion but like James Bond, Bourne uses his skills to overcome. If you are a Jason Bourne fan this is a must read.
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