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Robert Ludlum's ™ The Bourne Deception
Jason Bourne series, book 7

by Eric Van Lustbader


Few authors have ever matched the late Robert Ludlum for great can't-put-it-down suspense. The Bourne Identity is one of the best novels I've ever had the pleasure of devouring. The character of Jason Bourne is both memorable and endearing. Fortunately, this series didn't end with Ludlum's death. Eric Van Lustbader has taken up the threads of the story and this is his fourth Bourne novel. It is a tale worthy of Ludlum himself.

Jason Bourne was enjoying a romantic interlude with Moira Trevor when someone tried to kill him...again. If Moira hadn't been with him, he'd have died. She got him to a secret clinic to have his wounds treated. As far as the rest of the world was concerned, Bourne was dead. He said he would stay alive if everyone but Moira and the doctor thought he was dead. It would also make it easier to identify and catch the would-be assassin.

Moira returned to her job in Washington, D.C. Bourne remained in Bali to heal. Before he had compleetely recovered, a tall man with a scar down one cheek and a tattoo of three skulls on his neck went to the medical compound asking for the whereabouts of Jason Bourne. He didn't buy the story that Bourne was dead. After killing the guard, he blackmailed the doctor into telling him where Bourne was.

The Bourne Deception has all the elements of a great novel in spite of the profanity. It has a wildly twisting plot. It also has great characters who live and breathe, not paper dolls. And there is the kind of nonstop action that keeps a reader turning the pages, even into the wee hours of the morning. Read this novel and all six of its prequels, three by Robert Ludlum and three by Eric Van Lustbader. You won't be disappointed.

The Book

Hachette Audio
June 29, 2009
Audiobook / 5 CDs / Run time: 6 hrs / Abridged
Mystery / Suspense
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NOTE: Contains violence, profanity

The Reviewer

Jo Rogers
Reviewed 2009
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