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

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

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by Eric Van Lustbader, Jeremy Davidson
     
 

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The Bourne Deception picks up where The Bourne Sanction left off. Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to

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The Bourne Deception picks up where The Bourne Sanction left off. Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

Meanwhile, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt by what seems to be an Iranian missile. A massive global investigative team is assembled to get at the truth of the situation before it can all escalate into an international scandal.

Jason Bourne's search for the man who shot him intersects with the search for the people or the group that brought down the airliner, which leads Bourne into one of the most deadly and challenging situations in his entire life.

With the threat of a new world war brewing, Bourne finds himself in a race against time to uncover the truth and find the person behind his assault, all the while being stalked by his unknown nemesis.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lustbader resurrects Ludlum's hero in this thriller that fails to recapture the intensity of the original but still packs plenty of punches. This time around, Jason Bourne must track down his would-be assassin, but finds himself in the middle of an investigation that could trigger a new world war. Jeremy Davidson brings the novel necessary realism with a range of believable characters. His ability to capture the subtleties of numerous accents and dialects without falling into caricature is commendable. A splendid reading of an otherwise routine action thriller. A Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 6). (June)
Chicago Sun-Times
Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.
Entertainment Weekly
Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming.
Chicago Sun Times
Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.
CHICAGO SUN TIMES
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day."
Bookreporter.com on THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
"Lustbader is an excellent storyteller and is not afraid to keep the twists and turns coming in this sequel...This is an explosive addition to a series with an unrivaled heritage and storied pedigree."
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming."
THE OKLAHOMAN on THE BOURNE SANCTION
"As twisted, dark and exciting as the others."
From the Publisher
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day."—CHICAGO SUN TIMES"

Lustbader is an excellent storyteller and is not afraid to keep the twists and turns coming in this sequel...This is an explosive addition to a series with an unrivaled heritage and storied pedigree."—Bookreporter.com on THE BOURNE BETRAYAL"

Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming."—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY"

A hearty serving of meat and potatoes action adventure, just the sort of fare that both Ludlum's and Lustbader's fans relish."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THE BOURNE LEGACY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600245961
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Bourne Series , #7
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(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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Robert Ludlums the Bourne Deception 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 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!
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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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