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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction (Bourne Series #6)

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exciting entry

Still reeling from the death of Martin, Moira Trevor asks her friend Jason Bourne who is David Webb in his office at Georgetown University. Jason explains David is a widower and a father of two children who live in Canada with their maternal grandparents as he wants th...
Still reeling from the death of Martin, Moira Trevor asks her friend Jason Bourne who is David Webb in his office at Georgetown University. Jason explains David is a widower and a father of two children who live in Canada with their maternal grandparents as he wants them as far away from the BOURNE LEGACY as possible. He tells Moira that he returned to the teaching position as head of Comparative Linguistics Department, a role his late wife Marie loved for him, Moira┬┐s anodyne is go back to field work, which is why she has come to visit him. Her employer NextGen Energy Solutions fears a terrorist attack at the Long Beach port. --- However, not too long after returning to his Professor Webb persona, Bourne is bored with normalcy. He informs his academic mentor Professor Dominic Specter only to see two thugs grab the man Bourne rescues him. Specter explains his father died fighting the Eastern Brotherhood, Muslims who claim since WWII to want to fit in peacefully with the West, but who are terrorist known as the Black Legion. He asks Bourne to kill leader Semion Icoupov who has started a terrorist plot to devastate America that has begun the countdown with the murder of an associate Pyotr by Leonid Arkadin. --- This is an exciting entry in the Bourne saga as the action starts from the moment Webb meets Specter for coffee and never slows down until the final Treadstone-Conklin coda. The story line is fast-paced though the European connection with WW II roots seems a bit over the Alps. Still no one will care as the Bourne adrenalin flows with he doing what he does best battling bad guys to prevent a terrorist attack unable to wait for High Noon with an assassin sent to murder him. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by Anonymous on July 26, 2008

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Born to Be Wild

On the whole, "The Bourne Sanction" is a well-paced action-packed thriller. Lustbader doeesn't write like Robert Ludlum, who created the Jason Bourne character, and doesn't intend to, as far as I can make out. Shot through with a hysterical paranoia that triggers the ...
On the whole, "The Bourne Sanction" is a well-paced action-packed thriller. Lustbader doeesn't write like Robert Ludlum, who created the Jason Bourne character, and doesn't intend to, as far as I can make out. Shot through with a hysterical paranoia that triggers the pile-driving action, Ludlum's Bourne novels run rings around Lustbader's. In fact, Lustbader seems to spend more time on describing the villain of the piece Arkadin than on describing Bourne.

In the plot department, again Lustbader can't keep stride with Ludlum, who was forever tossing inconceivable twist on inconceivable twist in his byzantine plots, ramping up the suspense as his books roared to their conclusions. The convoluted plot revolving around a plethora of Russian characters in "The Bourne Sanction" is all but impenetrable. Since I couldn't follow all of it, I wasn't surprised by many of its revelations. Still, there was enough action to keep me turning the pages.

I have reservations about any writer using another writer's character as his hero. It seems like a form of plagiarism, even if the original writer's estate permits it and is compensated for it.

If you skim the frequent flashback longueurs, this is a competent, enjoyable thriller for most of its tomelike length.

--Bryan Cassiday, author of "Fete of Death"

posted by Bryan_Cassiday_author on November 9, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Very highly recommended

    Terrific is hardly adequate. I am hooked on this series. Especially since I never saw any of the movies. Will be reading them in order and checking out the next one soon. Rapid Reader

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Wonderful book!

    Outstanding job, Mr. Van Lustbader! Keep up the good work!

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

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    Lustbader does is again!

    Any fan of this series will truly enjoy this installment. Edge of your seat action the whole way through. A must read!

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