Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in modern fiction. Originally created by best-selling author Robert Ludlum, now New York Times best-selling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Ludlum's legacy with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory...
Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin needs Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda: Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about - murdered. Bourne is determined to avenge her death, but in the process he becomes enmeshed in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans, and Russians.
Bourne's increasingly desperate search for Ouyang takes him from Tel Aviv to Shanghai, Mexico City, and, ultimately, a village on China's coast where a clever trap has been laid for him. Bourne finds himself pursued on all sides and unsure whom he can trust. As he moves closer to Ouyang, closer to avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death...
©2013 Eric Van Lustbader (P)2013 Hachette Audio
I typically only listen to audio books so I did not read the print version.
The worst part of this book is that I can't listen to it straight through. I get 45 minutes to maybe an hour long on the ride to work, and periodically during some down time.
This book was so easy to picture as another blockbuster movie. So many spy novels try to live up to this series, and only Daniel Silva and maybe Vince Flynn can contend with.
Fast paced, good action. Some unbelievable plot twists.
Continued where the last book left off.
Absolutely ruined the book. It's not that he is a bad narrator, it's that he tried to do multiple voices leaving all his women (... and some of his men) sounding like they were Tex-mex, even if they where Asian! His other voice sounds like Marlon Brando in the Godfather, which may be fine for one character, but he applies this voice to many different characters. His natural voice, which he used almost exclusively on Bourne, was actually very good. If he would have just read the book instead of trying to do multiple voices I would have rated the book 4/5.
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