Review: The Bourne Enigma – Eric Van Lustbader

Wrapped in a riddle

Review: The Moscow Option by Jeremy Duns

The Moscow Option by Jeremy Duns My rating: 5 of 5 stars Say goodbye to your wife or husband, boy or girlfriend. Say farewell to your friends and family. Ring in sick to work. No, not because it’s the late ’60’s and you’re defecting to the Soviet Union…it’s because for The Moscow Option’s main character …

Review: The Bourne Ascendancy – Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader My rating: 5 of 5 stars I could be wrong, but I think this just might be the best Bourne, at least since Ludlum, erm…"failed to achieve his wellness potential” shall we say. It’s one that I’d certainly read again. Of course, some of the surprise would be …

Review: Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Imperative. by Eric Van Lustbader

Bourne again

Review: The Bourne Dominion

The Bourne Dominion by Eric Van Lustbader My rating: 3 of 5 stars I love what Eric Van Lustbader is doing/has done in continuing Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series of novels. Not least sticking to Ludlum’s idea that a book title should only have three words. ‘The' being counted as one of them. Check it …

Review: The Bone Chamber

Much ado about nothing

Review: Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Betrayal

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal by Eric Van Lustbader My rating: 4 of 5 stars Am I ok in saying this is an excellent read? A thoroughly tip-top thriller? One of the very best? Credibility...Meet window? I hope not. I don't think so. In fact, I'm sure not. Because this one did exactly what it …

Review: The Alexander Cipher

The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams My rating: 2 of 5 stars Robert Ludlum, in a tv interview I saw once, said that he always gave his books three word titles. Bang, bang, bang. Was the impression he wanted to give, as I remember. Easy to remember and all unnecessary fat, pared away. Like his …

Review: The Bourne Objective

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader My rating: 3 of 5 stars You know what you're getting when you get into a Robert Ludlum book. Fast paced, exciting action, taking place in exotic, globe-trotting locations - a real page-turner, as long as you don't think too much about the intricacies of the plot. And probably …

Review: The Paris Option

The Paris Option by Robert Ludlum My rating: 3 of 5 stars A decent story, but could have been better. And by 'better', I'm thinking better told. According to the cover, it's a collaboration, and I think it shows. It's a fair bit longer than it really should be (it follows the premise of the …