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The Resource Robert Ludlum's the Bourne betrayal, Eric Van Lustbader

Robert Ludlum's the Bourne betrayal, Eric Van Lustbader

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Robert Ludlum's the Bourne betrayal
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Robert Ludlum's the Bourne betrayal
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Eric Van Lustbader
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Bourne betrayal
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eng
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  • In Lustbader's workmanlike second novel to continue the saga of Robert Ludlum's amnesiac assassin and spy (after 2004's The Bourne Legacy ), Jason Bourne joins the war on terror. Troubled by visions of a woman dying in his arms, Bourne seeks psychiatric help, unaware that the doctor is an imposter who has tampered with the rogue agent's already messy and incomplete memories. That mental sabotage is part of a diabolical plan by Islamic terrorists to strike at Washington, D.C., led by Karim, a human chameleon who has fooled the CIA—and Bourne—into believing that he's actually deputy CIA director Martin Lindros. Aided by an attractive fellow agent who manages to overcome her distrust of Bourne, he races the clock to uncover the traitor within the intelligence community. Lustbader is less successful than Ludlum in dramatizing Bourne's inner torment—a feature that distinguished the character from many similar thriller heroes. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 2, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 14, p35)
  • Jason Bourne takes on nuclear-armed Muslim fundamentalists in this over-the-top adventure.Robert Ludlum may be gone, but Van Lustbader (The Bourne Legacy, 2004) once again takes his popular amnesiac hero out for a global spin. The action starts in Africa, where Bourne's one true friend, Martin Lindros, is hot on the trail of a possible nuclear bomb. The radioactive-fuel trail is a setup, of course, and soon Lindros is captured by fundamentalists led by the Western-educated Fadi. Despite the ambivalence of his agency, Central Intelligence, Bourne sets off to rescue him. But before he leaves D.C., Bourne agrees to see a memory specialist: A troubling vision of a bloody woman has been haunting him, along with a sense of terrible guilt, perhaps occasioned by the death of his wife, Marie. But the "treatment" he receives, really the implantation of false memories and emotional triggers, leads him into almost-deadly mistakes, first in Washington and then on the Odessa waterfront. Luckily, his beautiful, half-Arab colleague Soraya appears in time to save him, and she and a brave inner-city teen, Tyrone, almost steal the spotlight as the action continues on parallel tracks in Turkey and Afghanistan and also back home at Washington headquarters. Fadi, and his behind-the-scenes mastermind brother, make appealing villains. Once again, Bourne must fight his own agency as well as these resourceful would-be terrorists. With more than enough action and the kind of breathless writing that makes the pages fly, this would be another winner, except that Van Lustbader too often strains credibility. It becomes hard to believe that Bourne, a man known for his "animal instincts honed on stone and steel," could make as many life-threatening blunders as he makes here. The book's implausibilities will probably not deter fans, but some may think twice about continuing with the series. (Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2007)
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164267
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Lustbader, Eric
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no index present
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fiction
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1927-2001
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Ludlum, Robert
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Series statement
Jason Bourne series
Series volume
0005
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  • Bourne, Jason (Fictitious character)
  • Intelligence officers
  • Terrorists
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Robert Ludlum's the Bourne betrayal, Eric Van Lustbader
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"Jason Bourne must fight off attempts on his life, track down uranium, and stop terrorists from launching an even more devastating attack against the U.S."--Provided by the publisher
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
486 p.
Isbn
9780446580373
Lccn
2007004244
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  • (Sirsi) o81861474
  • (OCoLC)81861474
Label
Robert Ludlum's the Bourne betrayal, Eric Van Lustbader
Publication
Note
"Jason Bourne must fight off attempts on his life, track down uranium, and stop terrorists from launching an even more devastating attack against the U.S."--Provided by the publisher
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
486 p.
Isbn
9780446580373
Lccn
2007004244
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o81861474
  • (OCoLC)81861474

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