Friday, May 14, 2010

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective-Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective
Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
Grand Central, Jun 1 2010, $27.99
ISBN: 9780446539814

The CIA creator of Treadstone hunts the two top graduates, American Jason Bourne and Russian Leonid Arkadin. The inventor needs to know first hand what failed in the fail safe Treadstone program so the error can be rectified and a new generation of super skilled cold killers can be created. Once the mission accomplished, Treadstone wants each to kill the other.

Bourne and Arkadin stalk one another even while the former gains possession of a ring coveted by a secret cabal, Severus Domna, who believe the jewelry leads to King Solomon's gold; a major step for their achieving their goal of world control. Meanwhile Bourne continues his personal hunt to learn who he was while Treadstone, Servus Domna and Arkadin focus on his death.

Although at times inane, readers will enjoy this fast-paced conspiracy thriller as two major webs converge on Bourne as well as Arkadin. Loaded with action, fans will anticipate a showdown between the two Treadstone grads as each understands the world has room for only one and if their “mentor and the cabal have their way: none.

Harriet Klausner

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