Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Bourne Sanction

Are you a Jason Bourne maniac? Then be sure not to miss the latest series The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader. Action packed thriller for the die-hard Jason Bourne fans.

This story revolves around a terrorist attack on USA; on a structure of symbolic and economical importance. The idea behind the attack; is to cripple America's economy and the morale of the people. The journey Jason Bourne takes to avoid this massive calamity has been told in a heart-thumping manner. The actions; the run and chase scenes are so fast paced; yet described in minute details.

The highlight of this novel is the character "Arkadin" who is as brilliant and as crooked up as Jason Bourne himself. The confrontation they have and the realization that each one is seeing the mirror image of the other is brilliant.

The author has once again brought about the excitement and suspense; as you read Jason Bourne's journey from Washington to Moscow and Munich in an effort to nullify the planned terrorist attack. Lots of characters in the novel; they vanish at the same speed as they arrive; fueling in new twists in the plot; and thus keeping the reader hooked to the story.

A fabulous must-read


  1. I would love to read it. I am tempted to read it after reading your blog, but I am sure I will not make it till the end. :-( But what a critic. NYT must hire you. :-)

  2. Wooooo Gautam, too much of flattery da. NYT huh? Please......

  3. I've read the first three books, but didn't pick up any after that as they are not written by Robert Ludlum. Are the books after 3rd part any good?

  4. Hi Karthik,

    Yes, they are fast paced and much better than what Grisham and Archer write nowadays :-P

  5. Hello!

    The only Ludlum book I had read was The Signa Protocol. And it directly made to my favorites' list. Though, I'm unlikely to read any new novel in quite some time to come, thanks for this adequately informative and inspiring review.

    Sorry, I don't flatter anyone for free! Either it has to be cash-payment, or
    still better, barter. ;)

  6. Hi Ketan,

    Hahahaha...Barter, well.

    You know what? I have stopped writing reviews about novels of late. The Associate was mediocre.

    The Lost Symbol was great, but I didn't write about it :-) so if you find any time, please pick up The Lost Symbol. Worth your time. :-)

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