Framing the Dialogue

The Bourne Objective

Combine two rogue super spies, Russian spys, the Russian mob, the CIA, Homeland Security, Mexican drug runners, Colombian drug runners, an all-knowing Balinese woman, alchemy, and an ultra-secret society that wants to control the world and you have the framework for Eric Van Lustbader’snew “Bourne” novel.

The Bourne Objective contains the action you’d expect from the Bourne series, but less of the unpredictability of the original novels.  The hero really doesn’t have to be Jason Bourne anymore, but I guess the Bourne and Ludlum names sell more books. 

At one point in the story I think that Van Lustbader had plots for maybe seven characters going back and forth to the point that it was unpleasant for me to try to follow.  The story line finally built to a dramatic finish that was over way too soon and really didn’t have me on the edge of my seat.  Before I knew it Bourne was back tidying things up for the ending and what is probably the beginning for the next novel.

While it was a good book to read, you really could skip this one.

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