New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader bring another pulse-pounding Jason Bourne thriller as Bourne's last friend in the world goes missing and Bourne will do another to bring him home.
Already devastated by loss, Bourne is shattered by a report that his last friend in the world, Martin Lindros has gone missing. A CI deputy director, Lindros was in Ethiopia tracking suspicious shipments of yellowcake uranium and atomic bomb weaponry. His last lifeline to humanity, Bourne will not let Lindros go. Despite his hatred for CI, Bourne sets out to rescue his friend and finish the job: dismantling a terrorist network determined to build nuclear armaments by cutting off their source of money. But Bourne doesn't realize that these men, Islamic supremacists, are leaders of an incredibly dangerous, technologically savvy group with ties from Africa, across the Middle East, and into Eastern Europe and Russia. They have predicted Bourne's every move, and are counting on his unwitting help in their plans to destroy America.
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.
Not as good as the Bourne Legacy but just as addictive. The short chapters make it easy for those of us who like to read chapter-to-chapter to easily fit reading into our schedule.
The ghetto slang was bearable. I'd call it one of those things you just have to go with. Besides...it may not be able to understand at times but....it was an important part of the book.
Overall...I found the book impossible to put down once I made it into the last 150 or so pages.
I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
Not very good. Too many characters. Black help portion with Ebonics slang was laughable.
So offensive it needs to be re written
If you cannot portray a culture with dignity and respect...leave it alone. The Arab terrorist and the black ghetto criminals (and their offspring) should not be addressed by this author. It is demeaning, crude, and ignorant on the part of the writer, who ought to be ashamed of such blatant support of stereotypes, lack of experience and understanding of people who are not white.
I buy ALL kinds of books, so consider your treatment of culturally and ethnically under-represented groups in your writing and novels. What a shame. It also seems this ignorance also applies to character development and plot. Kill everyone close to Bourne. Is this an assassin's series or a soap opera? REWRITE to represent people better. This series makes too much money to put out such trash. White people are not the only ones buying these books and Black/Arabic people are not the only ones appalled by such ignorance. Do better.