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The Bourne Deception | [Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader]

The Bourne Deception

Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.
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Publisher's Summary

The Bourne Deception picks up where The Bourne Sanction left off. Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

Meanwhile, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt by what seems to be an Iranian missile. A massive global investigative team is assembled to get at the truth of the situation before it can all escalate into an international scandal. Jason Bourne's search for the man who shot him intersects with the search for the people or the group that brought down the airliner, which leads Bourne into one of the most deadly and challenging situations in his entire life.

With the threat of a new world war brewing, Bourne finds himself in a race against time to uncover the truth and find the person behind his assault, all the while being stalked by his unknown nemesis.

Take another thrill ride with Jason Bourne.

©2009 Myn Pyn, LLC; (P)2009 Myn Pyn, LLC (Cright); Hachette Audio (Pright)

What the Critics Say

"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day." (Chicago Sun Times)

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    Lanny Broussard, LA, USA 08-12-09
    Lanny Broussard, LA, USA 08-12-09 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointed"

    I was looking forward to the next Bourne Novel and grabbed this one. Sorry I did! I miss Robert Ludlum. It seems like the entire novel is a series of fight scenes that are so long to the point of being boring. If the author would spend more time on Bourne's early history, as he did on Arkadin (was interesting) it would be more enjoyable. Hungry for more "GOOD BOURNE" but looks like the character has run out.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Sparkill, NY, United States 07-02-09
    Patrick Sparkill, NY, United States 07-02-09 Member Since 2006
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    "should have read the reviews"

    After suffering through this audiobook, I am again reminded of the value of customer reviews. Ludlum it is NOT.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Miike St. George, Ontario, Canada 06-18-09
    Miike St. George, Ontario, Canada 06-18-09 Member Since 2006
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    "It Is a Deception"

    Jason Bourne may be back, but it's a simple fact that Robert Ludlum is, sadly, no longer with us. Ludlum wrote in a particular style with a predictable, yet enjoyable formula. Ludlum must have taken both his style and formula to the grave as both are clearly missing in this latest attempt to trade on one of Ludlum's best characters.. We may have a great movie script but we definitely have nothing approaching a Robert Ludlum novel. "The Bourne Deception" is much more appropriately named than Van Lustbader could have ever intended.

    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Ridgewood, NJ, USA 08-11-09
    Bruce Ridgewood, NJ, USA 08-11-09 Member Since 2000
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    "Tedious"

    The author takes forever to finish each scene. It seems as if the words are written with the purpose of simply making the book longer.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    chopperdan666 Sunset Beach, CA USA 08-03-09
    chopperdan666 Sunset Beach, CA USA 08-03-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Bourne Deception good title"

    The reader is the one deceived. Poor writing hard to follow. Don't waste your money.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Brummer 07-13-09 Member Since 2008
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    "The Decline of the Identity"

    This book follows the previous and really does a dis-service to the legacy that the Identity created. Really sad to see this going this way. I will give the authors one more book to fix my perception, then i'll be done with the book set.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ernie D. Thigpen South Carolina 07-07-09
    Ernie D. Thigpen South Carolina 07-07-09 Member Since 2005

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    "Too Much - Too Little"

    Too much deception - not enough Bourne.

    Its possible this great character is fully played out. But people don't go to James Bond movies to see multiple extended scenes without 007. Should be the same here. Bourne should clearly dominate every Bourne story - not just be the most important of several important characters.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Santa Monica, CA, USA 07-03-09
    Edward Santa Monica, CA, USA 07-03-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Not worth listening"

    This story is not in keeping with Robert Ludlum's great Bourne series books. The story is confusing, unbelievable characters and generally amateurish. I am sorry I spent the money and time on it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Clint New York, NY, USA 06-01-10
    Clint New York, NY, USA 06-01-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Not the Worst Book Ever, But Surprisingly Close"

    Did not seem like a Bourne book at all. Too many moving parts (moving in too many unbelievable directions). The first book I have every come close to not finishing. I'm glad it's over.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JerryL 07-01-09
    JerryL 07-01-09 Member Since 2007

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    "I would pass on this audiobook."

    The storyline is very weak and the characters are unbelievable. This book should have been placed under children's fairytales - not suspense and espionage.

    Just my opinion, but I consider the purchase of this audiobook a waste on my monthly credit.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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