This is my review of the book The Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader. This is the second that I have read where Eric has taken Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character and continued the story. I did originally start this story back in January, just before a very long flight to Australia. When I found out that the story included the shooting down of an airliner I stopped reading it. Not what you want to read just before a flight.
So having now restarted it I read it all the way through. Besides the shooting down of the airliner, it involved a Goya painting and the potential for war in the middle east over some oil fields. Sadly world events have moved on such a pace that the plot line seemed outdated. Also the book seemed to have a formulaic process that there needed to be at least one or often more deaths per chapter, and just got a bit boring really. As it is part of a series we know that Jason will survive as he needs to be around for the next book. So whatever chase round the world is being portrayed we know he comes out a winner.
I know that Eric has written several books in the Bourne series, but I don't think I will be reading any more of them soon. Go back maybe and re read some of Roberts original books again next time I am feeling like reading that sort of thriller.
I will record this as book 37 week 30 fiction 34 (audio books 5) non fiction 3
Friends, this is my review of the book The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader, which I read recently. I must admit I really enjoyed Robert Ludlums books. He seemed to have got the mix of action, suspense and intrigue about right. Sadly I felt that in this book Eric did not get it right.
I don't think I have ever read a book where so many bodies pile up just like the chapter numbers. Also the plot line was not that complex. Generally a case of kill or be killed as each event came along.
Anyway this being said Jason is unintentionally caught up in a terrorist plot to blow up a major American city. The terrorists are a secret undercover group with links all across the globe. Good excuse for a chase across many countries, and of course not everyone is who they seem. Then we have the assassin who is out to kill Jason as well, along with several American agencies trying to capture him and lock him up.
All good fun as they say. An easy page turner. Quite appropriate really as I have not been able to concentrate too much as thinking about my Sunday talk
This was book 10 week 8 fiction 9 (audio books 1) non fiction 1
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