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“Lustbader continues the tradition”Mike H wrote this review Saturday, April 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read. A good addition to the Bourne Series.”Jay W wrote this review Friday, February 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“page 107, chap 7”domer9 wrote this review Sunday, July 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another great addition to the Bourne saga. Mr. Van Lustbader pulls it off again. ”Lawrence H wrote this review Saturday, July 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“New Book, July 2012”Whitaker Library wrote this review Thursday, July 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This action-packed thriller is the latest in the popular series starring Jason Bourne, a black ops agent whose identity as a spy has obliterated his recollection of who he really is. This is the tenth book in the series; the first three were written by Robert Ludlum himself before his death in 2001.
Jason Bourne has enemies not just because of his position in world of spies, counter-spies and international crime, but personal ones. Throughout the years he has made enemies in every aspect of criminal and terrorist underworlds in a long list of nations around the world. The “myth” of Jason Bourne -- a ruthless agent who will kill anyone to accomplish his goals, is a creation of a top secret agency of US Special Forces.
The Bourne Imperative begins when Jason Bourne fishes a man, half-frozen, out of a lake in Sweden. The man initially suffers from amnesia, but as he regains his memory, it is clear that he has been sent by his superiors against Bourne.
The action moves from Sweden to the Middle East to Gibraltar and Paris and to the US and Mexico and back again, as the threads of action-packed narrative move toward a conclusion that can only result in someone’s death. The crux of the matter may be $30 million destined for a drug cartel in Mexico, or is that only part of the problem?
An arm of the CIA called Treadstone, designed to carry out dangerous and top secret operations, maintains a network of agents who ostensibly work for the same goals as Bourne, but both loyalties and resentments that go back many years often obscure their motivations. Bourne’s world is one where anything can be done, if you are unscrupulous enough and know the right people. The unrelenting action in the novel clearly show how this series has become so popular both in print and on the screen.
(Review published in Suspense Magazine)”