Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution (Bourne Series #11)

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Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in modern fiction. Originally created by bestselling author Robert Ludlum, now New York Times bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Ludlum's legacy with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory . . .

Jason Bourne has been pursued by powerful governments—and escaped.
Hunted by the most skilled assassins in the ...

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Overview

Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in modern fiction. Originally created by bestselling author Robert Ludlum, now New York Times bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Ludlum's legacy with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory . . .

Jason Bourne has been pursued by powerful governments—and escaped.
Hunted by the most skilled assassins in the world—and outsmarted them.
Targeted by terrorists—and defeated their plans for global chaos.
But now, Bourne wants only one thing: retribution.

THE BOURNE RETRIBUTION

Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin needs Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda: Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka—one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about—murdered. Bourne is determined to avenge her death, but in the process he becomes enmeshed in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans, and Russians.

Bourne's increasingly desperate search for Ouyang takes him from Tel Aviv to Shanghai, Mexico City, and, ultimately, a village on China's coast where a clever trap has been laid for him. Bourne finds himself pursued on all sides and unsure whom he can trust. As he moves closer to Ouyang, closer to avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .

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Editorial Reviews

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Jason Bourne is a hunted man, but he's also a relentless hunter. His memory is damaged, yet even a full month after Rebeka's death, he can't stop mourning her. To avenge her murder, he accepts a dangerous assignment to investigate China Politburo member Ouyang Jidan, the man who ordered her killing. His intense personal motive entangles him, however, in far-ranging conspiracies that involve not only Chinese bad guys, but also Mexican drug cartels and Russian operatives. A signature Bourne thriller; now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book. Editor's recommendation.

Publishers Weekly - Audio
02/24/2014
Narrator Graham turns in a fine performance in this audio edition of Lustbader’s latest installment in the Jason Bourne series. Bourne is still mourning the death of Mossad agentRebeka, one of the only people he ever cared about, when he takes on an assignment to investigate the connection between a Mexican drug cartel and Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China’s Politburo, who also happens to have orderedRebeka’s murder. Bourne sets out for revenge, but it is a long, deadly path toward retribution. With a sharp edge to his voice, Graham easily delivers the breathless action fans have come to expect from this series.The narrator just as easily handles the book’s large multinational cast of characters, presenting dialogue clearly and giving each character an appropriate voice and distinctive accent. However, the voice Graham lends Bourne sometimes sounds more like a petulant young man than seasoned superspy. Still, the locations are exotic, the narrow escapes exciting, and the winding plot twists compelling—and fans will certainly enjoy the ride. A Grand Central hardcover. (Dec.)
Publishers Weekly
03/03/2014
Lustbader's eighth thriller continuing the Ludlum franchise (after 2012's The Bourne Imperative) is burdened with groan-inspiring prose ("she arched her back, her heavy breasts crowned with dark nipples rising out of the water like questing sea creatures") and implausible action sequences, even by the series' low standards. Jason Bourne is heartbroken over the death of his latest amour, and is now working with Israeli intelligence. But his assignment to safeguard a senior Mossad official on a visit to Mexico is botched, and he's propelled into mind-numbing intrigue involving not only narcotics traffickers but rival Chinese factions. Sloppy errors, such as misusing the Hebrew word aliya as a synonym for penance, further defeat efforts to make all of this seem real. Whatever was original in Ludlum's initial conception of an amnesiac superagent in his trilogy has long been lost in a welter of clichés, with the worst saved for last. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"Eric Van Lustbader keeps the action and plot moving forward, and the tension never lets up...readers most assuredly will be gasping for breath as each eye-opening chapter unfolds."—Book Reporter on The Bourne Imperative

"In true Bourne fashion, "The Bourne Imperative" is fast-paced and full of action. There are twists and turns that even the grandest of plot detectives could not forsee."—The Daily Reporter (IA) on The Bourne Imperative

"Readers familiar with the story of Jason Bourne and Treadstone will be flipping pages as fast as they can...Van Lustbader pulls readers through the story with gusto...For series fans, a solid continuation of Bourne's story."—Booklist on The Bourne Imperative

"Established fans will find all the usual cliffhangers, hairbreadth escapes, and multiple betrayals they expect from this series."—Publisher's Weekly on The Bourne Imperative

"The twists, the nonstop action, and the multilayered plot that Ludlum fans expect are here in abundance. Fans of the Bourne films will eat this one up."—Booklist on The Bourne Dominion

"Complicated, action-packed.... it's a testament to Lustbader's skills that he can keep everyone in place and blazing away without losing track of the ongoing plot."—Publisher's Weekly on The Bourne Dominion

"Thriller addicts who love intricate webs of conspiracy mixed with an adrenaline rush of action and global adventure will snap this one up."—Library Journal on The Bourne Objective

Book Reporter on The Bourne Imperative
"Eric Van Lustbader keeps the action and plot moving forward, and the tension never lets up...readers most assuredly will be gasping for breath as each eye-opening chapter unfolds."
Booklist on The Bourne Dominion
"The twists, the nonstop action, and the multilayered plot that Ludlum fans expect are here in abundance. Fans of the Bourne films will eat this one up."
Booklist on The Bourne Imperative
"Readers familiar with the story of Jason Bourne and Treadstone will be flipping pages as fast as they can...Van Lustbader pulls readers through the story with gusto...For series fans, a solid continuation of Bourne's story."
The Daily Reporter (IA) on The Bourne Imperative
"In true Bourne fashion, "The Bourne Imperative" is fast-paced and full of action. There are twists and turns that even the grandest of plot detectives could not forsee."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478926597
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2013
  • Series: Bourne Series , #11
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 12
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet 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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  • Posted March 1, 2014

    Time to retire this rendition of Jason Bourne.  Disconnected sto

    Time to retire this rendition of Jason Bourne.  Disconnected story lines with too many confused characters to create any urgency to read on.  Don't think Mr. Ludlum would approve of how his creation has evolved.

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    Posted December 27, 2013

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