Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy

Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy

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Book - 2004
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In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured and held the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own #1 bestselling novels - The Bourne Identity , The Bourne Supremacy , and The Bourne Ultimatum - and they remain amongst Ludlum's most-read and most-loved books to this day. Now, for the first time ever, the Estate of Robert Ludlum has acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader to bring Jason Bourne back to life in a thrilling new novel.

Jason Bourne is known and feared in the deadly world of covert-ops as one of the most highly skilled assassins for hire. Bourne, however, was merely an identity assumed by CIA agent David Webb, a personality implanted by the CIA to facilitate a dangerous operation, but one that threatened to subsume David Webb entirely.

Years after the events of The Bourne Identity , Webb is no longer an active CIA agent and is now a professor of Eastern Studies at Georgetown University, living a quiet life, far from the dangers of his previous life. Until one day he finds himself the target of an assassin nearly as skilled as himself and is framed for the brutal murder of his two closest associates and friends. Fighting for his life against unseen assailants, as well as the full resources of the CIA who believe he has gone dangerously rogue, the Bourne identity asserts itself, leaving Jason Bourne in control. Now Bourne must use all his skills to stay alive as he battles against a determined assassin, the combined skills of the world's intelligence networks, and a shadowy figure in the background, skillfully manipulating events and people, in a far deadlier and more dangerous game than any of them realize.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312331757
0312331754
Characteristics: 453 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Bourne legacy

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Zephyr37
May 24, 2015

The Bourne series was a very good read until Van Lustbader decided to make it a shoot 'em up story with no character development. In fact he killed off two of the major supporting players right away. I made it to page 109 and gave up in disgust at a very poor imitation of Ludlum's tight writing.

B2K2rEaD Dec 02, 2012

Real hard to put down. Solid right to the last page. A Great Action story !

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Books4eyes
Aug 11, 2010

Van Lustbader's first Bourne book left me a little puzzled. Before reading this book i watched the 3 Bourne movies. They were action packed from start to finished. The legacy did have a lot of action but just not the Bourne movie packed action. Did the story get in the way? I'm not sure. Of all the Bourne books this one gives the reader (and Bourne) more background to his life than perhaps any other book. Well worth reading and shouldn't be skipped when reading the series.

Kate01 Aug 26, 2009

Doesn't disappoint! Great book!

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