Hired to impersonate a high-ranking government official at a summit in Qatar, Jason Bourne survives a massive attack by armed men before being taken prisoner by an infamous terrorist who is also holding a close friend and her toddler daughter. 250,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
Hired to impersonate a high-ranking government official at a summit in Qatar, Jason Bourne survives an attack by armed men before being taken prisoner by an infamous terrorist who is also holding a friend and her daughter. - (Baker & Taylor)
Van Lustbader continues his string of novels featuring Robert Ludlum's most famous character, Jason Bourne, and once again the action never stops. Though the thin characterizations almost derail the story this time, there is still enough juicy gunplay to keep action fans happy. A terrorist named El Ghadan kidnaps Bourne and proceeds to blackmail him. Soraya Moore, former director of Treadstone, is being held hostage, along with her husband and young daughter. El Ghadan will kill them unless Bourne assassinates the president of the U.S. at an upcoming summit. Bourne tries to figure out a third alternative. Sleaze and treachery run rampant. Bourne's dilemma gives this one some drama, but the Bourne novels written after Ludlum's death still pale in comparison to the originals. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.