Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal (Bourne Series #5)

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal (Bourne Series #5)

by Eric Van Lustbader
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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal (Bourne Series #5) by Eric Van Lustbader

Already devastated by loss, Bourne is shattered by a report that his last friend in the world, Martin Lindros has gone missing. A CI deputy director, Lindros was in Ethiopia tracking suspicious shipments of yellowcake uranium and atomic bomb weaponry. His last lifeline to humanity, Bourne will not let Lindros go. Despite his hatred for CI, Bourne sets out to rescue his friend and finish the job: dismantling a terrorist network determined to build nuclear armaments by cutting off their source of money. But Bourne doesn't realize that these men, Islamic supremacists, are leaders of an incredibly dangerous, technologically savvy group with ties from Africa, across the Middle East, and into Eastern Europe and Russia. They have predicted Bourne's every move, and are counting on his unwitting help in their plans to destroy America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446196321
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Series: Bourne Series , #5
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 38,318
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 Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal (Bourne Series #5) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
Union_leader More than 1 year ago
Ok. Ludlum he is not. However, Eric Van Lustbader takes the central characters and ideas of Ludlum and makes them his own. This is his 2nd Bourne book and it was every bit as exciting as the first. I look forward to reading more of his works. If you are a Bourne fan, read this book for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Despite misgivings and numerous attempts at reading Lustbader in the past, I decided to read his Bourne books solely because of the subject - Jason Bourne. I hoped Lustbader had improved his craft in the last few years and that this series would be good. I was greatly dismayed from the start when I realized he had completely set aside the original and true character of David Webb/Jason Bourne, and his family as they were created by Ludlum. For anyone who has read and loved the original Bourne books by Robert Ludlum, you realize the movies had very little in common with the books. And I loved the movies - Matt Damon was a terrific Jason Bourne. However, the movies and books had bare bones only in common. Lustbader’s Bourne character comes across as if he was a 30something covert ops hero and crashes forward through something like 10 or maybe 11 books/adventures to date. I really wanted to read the 'new' Jason Bourne adventures, although knowing that it would be as if reading about a new character rather than a continuation of a much loved and well-known character. That would have been fine - if Lustbader could really write. He does fine up to a point, but some of his plotting action is so incredibly stupid you wonder if a 10-year-old could have done better. One review I read mentioned Bourne heard his phone while revving a motorcycle with a helicopter flying immediately overhead – and I have to agree that is so far-fetched, I would say impossible. I nearly stopped reading at a point just moments before the ring of his cell phone when he jumped a Harley off the back of a moving rig and pulled a sharp U-turn in front of oncoming cars, ratcheting up through the gears in a chase scene. This whole scenario, from how they got on the street in a chase scene to begin with to the way it ended, is so badly contrived I could barely make it through. Not wanting to spoil anything further for those who might actually want to read this stuff, let me just say that the prelude to the chase scene was a real stumble-bumble scenario - nothing that David Webb/Jason Bourne of the first three books or the Jason Bourne of the movies would have done. Stupid is as stupid does for Lustbader. I waded through more pages until yet another incredibly stupid scenario and I quit. I can only stand to read poorly written, contrived plots for so long and then I just throw the book away or put it in a recycle bag. Unfortunately, this one is on my Nook. Oh yeah. Delete! Delete! Delete! For those who might actually enjoy somewhat poorly constructed action stuff and can ignore the tripe of Lustbader's writing, enjoy. But, please, be aware that all you are reading is Lustbader's bid for his own James Bond type series and it would have been far better if he had simply created his own character and not usurped the wonderful character that Robert Ludlum created. I had to give it a star rating to post the review and couldn't do just a tiny point of a star so let it be known that the star I had to give for this book was for the name - Jason Bourne - and nothing else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Bourne book I've read...I've only seen the movies. The movies kept some of the quality of the characters, but the book is much more complex (hard to imagine).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The action is exciting and believable. The ending is abrupt and lacks detail.
Nancyhmb More than 1 year ago
Loved the fast read enjoyed the fast pace had a blast
PainFrame 7 months ago
You’ve got your wish. You’re a hero. The Bourne stories written by Lustbader skew more towards the new movies than they do the classic Ludlum character, which is okay by me. The original three novels are very much of the cold-war era in which they were conceived, the new sequels feel more like a reboot and not actually the continuation of Ultimatum. Whatever your take, it’s hard to deny that this is a very solid Bourne novel and I’m glad that Ludlum is cranking these things out even faster than they can make the movies. This is the fifth Bourne novel, if you count the originals, and Lustbader’s direct sequel to The Bourne Legacy. If you liked that book you should have a good time with this surprisingly lengthy adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had to purchase and continue reading the adventures of Jason Bourne.
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Bourne Bourne Bourne, the movies are much better. Too many unbelievable escapes. Disappointed in Van Lustbader after years of not reading him. Time to move on.....
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phylee61 More than 1 year ago
Eric Van Lustbader has captured the Bourne feeling with an excellent story.
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Sharon Suite More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Started checking to see which other Bourne books i hadn't read yet. S.S.
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