Jason Bourne #6
by Eric Van Lustbader, Robert
A Robert Ludlum, heís not. †Eric Van Lustbader has continued to
give life to Jason Bourne in his third novel since Ludlum and done
a good job in spite of the shoes he had to fill. †Jason Bourne in
The Bourne Sanction is leading a once again normal life as
David Webb in the beginning pages, but soon finds his return to
his true identity boring. †He describes it as "an itch he canít
scratch," like an amputee who still feels his missing limb. He just
canít forget the past and relax in his newfound life at Georgetown
True to form, The Bourne Sanction creates a new international conspiracy to be solved and Jason Bourne is
reborn with the help of his colleague, Professor Specter, the only one who knows his former self.
And, so the story begins...
As Bourne investigates the death of a former student, he finds himself the target of assassination by the
National Security Agency, in an attempt to do what Central Intelligence never could.
The investigation takes him to Europe, where it picks up the pace and the action goes full throttle. †As he
searches for the terrorist murderer, he must evade his own death warrant.
This follow-up to The Bourne Betrayal left me with a feeling that maybe Van Lustbader is either nearing
his limit as to what he can create for the character, Jason Bourne, or just getting started. †It didnít have the
determination of previous works, but it was still filled with the characteristic action-packed tradition of the
series. †This may just be a lull during the transition of the character and hopefully there will be more fierce
novels to come. †I suggest you read the previous Bourne novel,
The Bourne Betrayal, to reacquaint you with the main story line or characters.
I give it two or three stars, depending on whether Van Lusbader is
falling short or forging ahead.
of other titles in this series
The Bourne Betrayal #5 [book]
The Bourne Sanction #6 [audio]
The Bourne Deception #7 [audio]
The Bourne Objective #8 [book]
The Bourne Imperative #10 [audio]