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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Outstanding!

I am so very grateful to Mr. Van Lustbader for taking over for Mr. Ludlum and continuing the Bourne series. The writing is spectacular and he paints a very vivid picture of characters, in the tradition of Robert Ludlum. Thank you!

posted by fish62 on November 11, 2009

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not nearly as good as Ludlum would have done it...

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...
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.

posted by Tru2Ludlum on August 8, 2009

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Another great thriller by Ludlum

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

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    A Thrill a minute

    You do not want to stop. It is one exciting moment after another. Well read with good sound effects.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    good read

    Good read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

    The Bourne Deception

    I purchased this book for my husband. He liked it and is pleased to see the "Bourne" series continue.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2009

    The Bourne Deception will literally wear you out with constant action and plot twists.

    It appears that Eric Van Lustbader is capable of carrying on the Bourne identity and story line in the footsteps of Robert Ludlum. The twists and turns are all there. But somehow he makes Bourne seem more super human than Ludlum did. It is a fast paced book and a good read. If you like adventure and constant plot changes you will love the Bourne Deception.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    The Bourne Deception

    For those who follow the Jason Bourne (created by Robert Ludlum)adventure will find that Eric Van Lustbader carrys on in the Ludlum tradition. As the previous Bourne books, Jason Bourne continues to try and find out who he is and who wants him dead. The twist and turns of the plot will keep one entranced for hours. If you start this book..........make sure you have the time to finish it without interruption. One will not be disappointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Bourne Deception

    I am in the midst of reading this book now. It's a good read but at times, I feel, it gets too narrative. I enjoy ALL Bourne books. Read it and enjoy it --- I am.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

    Another exciting book continuing the Bourne story

    Action packed with lots of twists and turns. will make a great movie,

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

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    Fast-paced and very exciting

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    Former CIA assassin Jason Bourne believes he killed his Russian equivalent Leonid Arkadin (see THE BOURNE SANCTION) when he pushed his greatest enemy into the ocean. Soon after that incident, a highly placed Fed makes a deal with a Russian to kill Bourne in exchange for killing a terrorist. The Russian is Arkadin who survived his watery grave and in Bali he fires at Bourne, hitting him with the accuracy of the best snipers, but somehow though severely hurt Bourne escapes and lives.
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    While Arkadin tries to assassinate Bourne, a US commercial airline is shot down over Egypt. The American Secretary of Defense blames that deadly assault on Iranian terrorists sanctioned by that country. War seems imminent, but Bourne is caught in the middle learning the truth about double dealing on personal and state levels.
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    Fast-paced and very exciting though over the top of the pyramids, the latest Bourne thriller is a fun tale in which action, believable or incredulous, and more action overwhelms the plot as the sum of the subplots is greater than the story line. Additionally, none of the characters including Bourne and Arkadin seem even partially developed; compounded by the hero's limited role; as the feats of daring do supersede all else. This is only for die hard fans of the saga.
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    Harriet Klausner

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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