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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution (Jason Bourne series) Hardcover – December 3, 2013

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Book 11 of 12 in the Jason Bourne Series

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Editorial Reviews


"Eric Van Lustbader keeps the action and plot moving forward, and the tension never lets up...readers most assuredly will be gasping for breath as each eye-opening chapter unfolds."―Book Reporter on The Bourne Imperative

"In true Bourne fashion, "The Bourne Imperative" is fast-paced and full of action. There are twists and turns that even the grandest of plot detectives could not forsee."―The Daily Reporter (IA) on The Bourne Imperative

"Readers familiar with the story of Jason Bourne and Treadstone will be flipping pages as fast as they can...Van Lustbader pulls readers through the story with gusto...For series fans, a solid continuation of Bourne's story."―Booklist on The Bourne Imperative

"Established fans will find all the usual cliffhangers, hairbreadth escapes, and multiple betrayals they expect from this series."―Publisher's Weekly on The Bourne Imperative

"The twists, the nonstop action, and the multilayered plot that Ludlum fans expect are here in abundance. Fans of the Bourne films will eat this one up."―Booklist on The Bourne Dominion

"Complicated, action-packed.... it's a testament to Lustbader's skills that he can keep everyone in place and blazing away without losing track of the ongoing plot."―Publisher's Weekly on The Bourne Dominion

"Thriller addicts who love intricate webs of conspiracy mixed with an adrenaline rush of action and global adventure will snap this one up."―Library Journal on The Bourne Objective

About the Author

ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-seven novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 225 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series--The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum--among others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001. To learn more, visit www.Robert-Ludlum.com.

ERIC VAN LUSTBADER is the author of numerous bestselling novels including First Daughter, Blood Trust, The Ninja, and the international bestsellers featuring Jason Bourne: The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, The Bourne Deception, The Bourne Objective, and The Bourne Dominion. For more information, you can visit www.EricVanLustbader.com. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Product Details

  • Series: Jason Bourne series (Book 11)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (December 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455550957
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455550951
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Criss-crossing cities, countries and continents - from the Middle East to Mexico, and to China, The Bourne Retribution continues the saga of one of the most popular and compelling characters in modern fiction. Eric Van Lustbader masterfully writes a tale of loss, betrayal and vengeance in this latest Bourne novel.

In The Bourne Retribution, the story begins a month after Rebeka's funeral and Jason Bourne is still mourning her death. Rebeka's death throbbed like an internal wound that refused to heal. When the director of Mossad, Eli Yadin, asks him to investigate the rumor of Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and Mexico's drug cartel trafficking something deadlier than drugs, he finds the opportunity to fulfill a brutal vendetta: to kill the man who ordered the killing of Rebeka.

Bourne is assigned to work alongside Eden Mazar, Mossad's anti-terrorist specialist, and Carlos Danda Carlos, the newly appointed chief of Mexico's anti-drug enforcement agency. A fearless reformer, Carlos is determined to free his country from the death grip of the deeply entrenched corruption and the powerful drug cartels. It was at his specific request that Mossad steps in.

But when Eden Mazar and two of his bodyguards were killed in Las Penas in a deceitful betrayal by Carlos, a wounded Bourne realizes that he is treading on treacherous ground. It also forces him to have a relook at his life, and how he can always fall back on resuming his professorship at Georgetown University where he teaches comparative linguistics. But he cannot let Rebeka's death go unavenged. Shaking off the blackness he spring back to life, to work as it was meant to, and finish his unaccomplished mission.
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This is a taut, fast-paced action thriller, equally representative of Robert Ludlum's earlier Jason Bourne titles. The writer who actually authored this book (Lustbader) was approved by Robert Ludlum. He is also a very talented writer and has not skipped a beat in keeping with the Ludlum tradition. This book will be made into a movie ... of that you can be sure. It's one I'll be looking forward to seeing on the big screen. I don't want to spoil the plot, but it takes some entertaining twists and is one you will not want to miss. A great high-octane read.
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Format: Hardcover
“The Bourne Retribution” by Eric Van Lustbader is another sequel full of exciting adventures that were experienced by secret agent who has lost his memory, the book character that was originally created by Robert Ludlum.

This sequel begins where the last novel “The Bourne Imperative” finished, Jason Bourne is still recovering from Rebeka's death.
The head of Mossad who is also Jason's friend will find out about connections between China’s Politburo and Mexican drug lord that obviously work on some joint venture, looking like much more important than drug trafficking.

Bourne will become involved in whole story, parts due to his friend asking, and partly because of a desire to avenge Rebeka.
He will be drawn into a dangerous game that except Mexicans and Chinese includes Russians, and path to the goal will lead him around the world until he will reach the end of the chase in China where from the hunter he’ll be transformed into prey…

“The Bourne Retribution” is another book in the Jason Bourne series that was written by Ludlum’s heir, Eric Lustbader.
Once again his book is a real page turner, filled with twists and turns, and with excellent turnaround at the end, perhaps the best in the series that will thrill even the long-term fans of the series.

Therefore it can be concluded that with such author the Bourne series is far from being over…
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Format: Hardcover
Another installment in the Jason Bourne franchise developed by Robert Ludlum and now continued by Eric van Lustbader. This time out, Bourne is out for revenge as an intimate love interest has been murdered. To execute the plan, a complex geopolitical entanglement ensues with Chinese politboro machinations as well as a type of arranged marriage between a Chinese high ranking official and a Mexican women whose father (who Bourne killed) was in the drug trade. All of this is overseen by the Israeli Mossad with double agents working for the Chinese and the Americans. The global reach is a bit of a stretch with all the criminal elements sounding very American.

The plot is barely credible with the Mossad director leading Bourne around to execute all the convenient kills for them. At the same time, Bourne eventually teams up with the Mexican woman who begins as a tough, ruthless killer and ends up as a good little girl back in mother's arms as a result of Bourne engineering a family reunion since he knows the woman's half sister and mother (and manages to save the mother's life twice). There's also a Russian spy that Bourne befriends by regaling him with stories abut his boss.

For hard core Jason Bourne fanatics, this is fresh meat, but the Bourne franchise is wearing thin and running on fumes at this point.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Was not at all impressed with the book or the story line. Being a fan of and quite familiar with the original three books and movies in this series my biggest complaint is that Lustbader has diverged so far from the original Jason Bourne character as to be almost unrecognizable in context. While I realize the author has interjected his own creative ideology it is in my opinion there are things that shouldn't be copied or attempted to be "improved" upon. It would be like trying to create an original Star Wars re-boot. The original Bourne character was dark, isolated and very primal in nature due to his situation but this Bourne almost seems like a complete "wimp" by comparison. The fact that (after quite a few additional Bourne novels by Lustbader) he still has Jason lamenting about his amnesia and lack of knowledge about "who he was" when that question was answered in the 3rd book (i.e. David Webb). I think (by now) he would have invested just a little time in trying to find out his original identity and where he came from and who his family was by the fourth installment for no other reason than curiosity but alas... this is sadly missing from any of Lustbader's attempts at keeping the series alive... and... in my estimation, that's all he seems to be doing. Much of the last three or four Lustbader versions are, to me, just rambling messes of pointless wanderings without much specific purpose. As much as I hate to admit it I think this "dead" horse has been well beaten.
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