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 Sadly world events have moved on such a pace that the plot line seemed outdated.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
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