Now, New York Times bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Jason Bourne's story with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory . . .
In this thrilling and absorbing new novel Jason Bourne is faced with an impossible mission. He has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar, shielding the minister from any assassination attempts. Suddenly, armed gunmen storm the room, killing everyone but Bourne. Their target, however, isn't the minister Bourne impersonates....it is Bourne himself.
Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with an infamous terrorist named El Ghadan ("Tomorrow"). El Ghadan holds as his captive Soraya Moore, former co-director of Treadstone, and a close friend to Bourne, along with her two year old daughter.
Meanwhile, the President of the United States is in the midst of brokering a historic peace treaty between the Israelis and the Palestinians-an event that El Ghadan is desperate to prevent. He demands that Bourne carry out a special mission: kill the President. If Bourne refuses, Soraya and her daughter will die.
Bourne must make a monstrous choice: save Soraya and her daughter, or save the President.
Lustbader's workmanlike ninth contribution to the Bourne franchise (after 2013's The Bourne Retribution) finds Jason Bourne on a routine assignment, posing as a high-level functionary at an international summit in the Middle East. The action picks up after the terrorist El Ghadan captures Bourne during an ambush of the summit that leaves the other diplomats dead. Our hero is then forced to make a sadistic choice: consign his friend Soraya Moore and her two-year-old daughter, Sonya, to a fate of death or worse, or, use his unparalleled skills to murder the American president. As he patiently searches for an escape from this dilemma, Bourne inadvertently plays directly into El Ghadan's real plan. An overly familiar plot (e.g., a vengeful enemy forces a top agent to choose between loved ones and patriotic duty) and tacky prose (e.g., "The long bulge of the Presidential phallus was all too visible") suggest Bourne is ready for retirement.
Great writing good story line. The best always win!
Another great book in the Bourne series created by Ludlum and continued by Van Lustbader. Rollercoaster of action keep this one going, making it hard to put down.
I was only able to finish reading it because I spent my hard-earned money on it.