He was assaulted by the bone-juddering, heart-attack-inducing, soul-shattering blast of music coming from ten-foot-tall speakers set on either end of the enormous dance floor. Ahead of him, across the restless sea of bodies, the woman with the thick mane of blond hair made her way around gyrating couples of all possible combinations. Bourne pressed after her; it was like trying to push his way through a soft mattress. The heat was palpable. Already the snow on the fur collar of his thick coat had melted away. His hair was slick with it.
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Now, these two trusted friends are on a deadly collision course. From the Colombian highlands to Munich, Cadiz, and Damascus, the clock is counting down to a disaster that will cripple America's economic and military future. Only Bourne and Karpov have a chance to avert the catastrophe-but if they destroy each other first, that chance will be gone forever. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Robert Ludlum Series Creator. Jason Bourne is one of the most compelling and best loved characters created by internationally bestselling novelist Robert Ludlum. Now, New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader presents a new story a Jason Bourne is one of the most compelling and best loved characters created by internationally bestselling novelist Robert Ludlum.
Now, New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader presents a new story about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory. Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources-and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows.
But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Jason Bourne 9. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Bourne Dominion , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 06, Matt rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobook. Lustbader continues to aid in the destruction of the Bourne series with another installment of drivel and helps to further alienate what Ludlum set down as his legacy. Bourne walks around without mention of his family, without ties to anyone in his past. Even h Lustbader continues to aid in the destruction of the Bourne series with another installment of drivel and helps to further alienate what Ludlum set down as his legacy.
Even his slaughtered family in Asia is long forgotten. Call me old fashioned if you like, but I do expect that an author who picks things up after the death of the original to do so with the building blocks laid out ahead of time.
While the struggle within CI and other groups has been an interesting sub-plot, I find that some of these adventures spit in the eye of the original intent of Ludlum. If you see some of my earlier reviews, you will see some of the great mentions of pre-Internet espionage and how the book, though somewhat dense, focuses on our main character and his mission, one that is highly interesting and worth reading.
Now it is a shallow adventure, filled with sex and fighting. These books keep falling and my interest descends with it. Thank God there is an end in sight, one more book, and I will be pleasantly euthanized from this substandard work! View 2 comments. I'm a Jason Bourne fan but sadly this isn't a Ludlum. I enjoyed it! Slightly confusing with so many characters that it took me the entire book to work out who was who but Bourne was his usual artful self throughout!
Nov 08, Jacob The rated it it was ok. This book was a below average descent into money making. After the initial Bourne books proved successful, as often happens, the writing is turned over to a second author to just crank out books with the same characters. What results is something like this. From the start, it became hard just to read and enjoy the book.
In the end it proved marginally enjoyable, but I have a problem with the overeager setups of many poor modern writers. They exercise no patience in their writing, and with little This book was a below average descent into money making.
They exercise no patience in their writing, and with little talent and ability to develop characters and a plot, try to do so in the first pages and chapter of a book. What results is a lot of excessive drivel and unasked for details plugged into every opportunity, turning the beginning of those books into almost a chore.
One other issue with the writing style is it is overly superflous. Many wanna be authors have heard many adjectives are good for writing. They know now how to use them, so they use all of them, as much as possible. What results in this book is a lot of vague excessive language that rather than add to the enjoyment distract the reader and make the book harder to read as it destroys its flow.
Adjectives are nice, to a point this book far exceedes. A textbook must be exact, a novel must evoke emotion. Further, the book is plagued by a few fatal flaws.
For one, it has WAY to many characters and bit players. This is confusing, and the story jumps around too much. Once again an over eager author has put in too much of a good thing, and near the end the height of the story becomes lost as you wonder why you should care about all of it.
You have to re read sections, and half way through the book it flips over to a scene with a character who was mentioned in chapter 1, who you STILL have no idea who they are. I found myself wondering if this person was a new character, or one of any number of other possibilities at multiple points. Overall, its enjoyable because of action, but surely, there are far better action books out there.
Severus Domna, a secret and ancient cabal, has called forth its members from around the globe, with one objective: to vanquish the last person capable of destroying their bid to de-stabilize the world economy - Jason Bourne. The Bourne Dominion may be the ninth book in the series, but it was the only one that the store on the Ferry back from France had, and none of the other books that were on offer really grabbed my attention. However, the bad news for them is that the one person happens to be Bourne, who, as fans of the series will know, is pretty hard to take down.
The stakes are naturally incredibly high and the espionage and intruige is pulled off well, pitted against a fascinating web of conspiracy that keeps unfolding as the plot develops. The book may take a while to get going, throwing in too many characters too early, but if you can put that aside, The Bourne Dominion will be worth the effort as the payoff in the third act is a lot stronger than what come before.
With everything taken into account, it comes with a cautious recommendation for thriller fans. There is so much attention-to-detail in this book, not to mention weapons, dishes, drinks. No one is who they pretend to be. Jul 21, Eric Evans rated it really liked it.
The action is back after taking a book off. This takes it back to the way it should be spies, killing, lies, underhanded operations, and Jason Bourne killing people. Glad to see some plots were left up in the air hopefully they get picked up in the next novel. Aug 26, Lynette rated it liked it. I am a huge Ludlum fan. I have not read any of Van Lustbader's versions before now.
All I can say is that he is no Ludlum. With a Ludlum novel - you are gripped from the first sentence. It took about pages before I was really into the story. It's got all the typical spy stuff in it but I never felt the same passion for the story that I usually feel for Ludlum. Having said all of that, by and large, it's a good story, moves fairly smoothly, good character development etc.
I just missed the Lu I am a huge Ludlum fan. I just missed the Ludlum touch! Aug 30, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: fiction-thrillers-suspense. Unfortunately the first two-thirds of the book were choppy.
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion (Bourne Series #9)
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Book review: “Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion” by Eric Van Lustbader
The book was released on June 19, , as a sequel to The Bourne Objective. Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources-and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov. Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB -2, is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne. Now, these two trusted friends are on a deadly collision course. From the Colombian highlands to Munich , Cadiz , and Damascus , the clock is counting down to a disaster that will cripple America's economic and military future.
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion