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

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

by Eric Van Lustbader

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Jason Bourne returns to Georgetown University and the mild world of his alter ego, David Webb, hoping for normalcy. But after so many adrenaline-soaked years of risking his life, Bourne finds himself chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor.

Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor, Professor Specter, asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist sect. The young man died carrying information about the group's terrorist activities, including an immediate plan to attack the United States.

The organization, the Black Legion, and its lethal plot have also popped up on the radar of Central Intelligence, where new director Veronica Hart is struggling to assert her authority. Sensing an opportunity to take control of CI by showing Hart's incompetence, National Security Agency operatives plan to accomplish what CI never could-hunt down and kill Bourne.

In Europe, Bourne's investigation into the Black Legion turns into one of the deadliest and most tangled operations of his double life-the pursuit of the leader of a murderous terrorist group with roots in the darkest days of World War II-all while an assassin as brilliant and damaged as himself is getting closer by the minute . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446539920
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Series: Bourne Series , #6
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 64,427
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

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.

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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction (Bourne Series #6) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
StrangeCloud More than 1 year ago
Eric Van Lustbader is not Robert Ludlum, and though he tries to maintain the Ludlum style in the latest Bourne thriller, it doesn't quite match up. It is a good book with a typically complicated Bourne plot, but it starts slow and takes quite some time to grab your attention. And while it finally takes off and develops into a solid story, the resolution is rather abrupt. While I did enjoy it, and would recommend it to any fan of the Bourne series, I think Van Lustbader can do better.
devin95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The novel, The Bourne Sanction by Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader encompasses that even through near death situations, love conquers all. In the beginning, Jason Bourne struggles with eliminating a Neo- Nazi organization and a stopping a deadly criminal that has escaped from a prison. Thruohg the middle he perseveers through him and the woman he loves being threatened and trying to stop the organization. By the end he has learned that the organization has been stopped and that he can still love the woman even though when they are together they always almost die. 704/704
ClifSven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good follow-up utilizing Ludlow's character/plot device. Unacceptable proofing errors for a series of this brand!!
slgardiner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I remember van Lustbader as a swashbuckling and erotically charged authory, but that is the memory of a 20 year old. 25 years on his prose his tedious, his plotting improbable, and the books suffer in comparison with the movies, esp. the first one.
pa5t0rd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a very difficult read - typos, grammatical errors, etc.I found the story line to be okay (at best) and was at least mildly entertained...but towards the end I was in disbelief at the number of resolutions to plots that came about by coincidental meetings, events, and even a child in Munich (with a British Accent) saying, "...right as rain" - Literally this saved the day! Lame...After the first couple coincidences that resolved tension or a dangerous situation I began to be skeptical that the book would end in any kind of dynamic way...I was right!Lustbader seemingly tried to put too many plot twists and "interesting" side stories into a book that he was not prepared to write out to any good felt like he was writing and all of a sudden realized that he needed to wrap things up so he had Bourne pull out his lucky rabbits foot to tie all of the loose ends up in a hurry...Don't waste your time on this book! Very, Very, Very disappointing
jshrop on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eric Van Lusterbader's third foray into the Bourne saga provides a good read, but does not have as exciting a plot as The Bourne Betrayal, his last Bourne novel. I enjoyed the twists and turns, but overall, we don't learn much more about Jason Bourne/David Webb, and if the ending of The Bourne Betrayal felt anti-climatic, it is an absolute thriller compared to the end of The Bourne Sanction. The target of a terrorist attack this time just seems to fit in too well with the new characters, and lacks in detail that Van Lusterbader has provided in his previous two Bourne stories. The best piece of this novel, which gets hidden in too many mundance details, is the notion of a killer working for the enemy who is Jason Bourne's equal in strength, cunning and clandestine skills. A meeting between these two is obvious early on (so I'm not giving away anything), but once they finally do, the result is somewhat muted and leaves you wanting more too early on. The alternate history back story about the "Black Legion" is well thought out, and Van Lusterbader pays special attention to the details he creates for this plot line. The double crosses and twists are also well planned, but I was somewhat dissapointed with how many unanswered questions, or maybe questions that can have no answer, he leaves us with after the dust settles. In all, I enjoyed The Bourne Sanction, though I enjoyed it a little less than the previous novels. Eric Van Lusterbader does a great job in continuing the legacy of Robert Ludlum's work, the style, and continues to develop characters created by Ludlum that have become icons in literature, and now film.
rpetrick333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Robert Ludlum's Bourne series may be my all-time favorite suspense novels. I would have rated every one of those books an 8+ on a five point scale. Five stars for sure.Enter Eric Von Lustbader. And enter complete amazement on my part. How he has managed to stay so true to the character of Bourne is a wonder indeed. While there is just a touch of Ludlum's finesse and deft touch lacking, I would still give Von Lustbader four stars for each of the subsequent Bourne books he's written. All are worthy reads for anyone who has enjoyed Jason Bourne as a character.If we can't have Ludlum, thank heavens we have Von Lustbader.
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Each book adds to the adventures and thrilling activities of Jason Bourne.
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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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One of those books once you start you cant put down
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Mauka71 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a Eric Van Lustbader book in years but I still remember Angel Eyes as one of my all time favorite books. Mr. Van Lustbader keeps a reader on their toes as his sytle moves quickly for character to chacacter and back and forth between past and present, which is something I really enjoy. Many years ago I had read Robt Ludlum's Bourne trilogy and I was hesitant to read another Bourne by a different author, but since it was Van Lustbader I had to give it a go. I was very pleased and plan to read the rest of the series that he has written or co-written. As always, the book was almost impossible to put down once you were reading. You can go wrong with this book!
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