The Bourne Legacy
|The Bourne Legacy|
|The Bourne Legacy first edition cover|
|Author(s)||Robert Ludlum (Series creator) Eric Van Lustbader|
|Cover artist||Craig White|
|Publisher||St. Martin’s Press|
|Publication date||June 22, 2004|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||464 pp (First edition)|
|Dewey Decimal||813/.54 22|
|LC Classification||PS3562.U752 R63 2004|
|Preceded by||The Bourne Ultimatum|
|Followed by||The Bourne Betrayal|
The Bourne Legacy is a 2004 spy fiction thriller written by Eric Van Lustbader. It is the fourth novel in the Jason Bourne series created by Robert Ludlum and the first to be written by Lustbader. He has also written six more novels in the series, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, The Bourne Deception, The Bourne Objective, The Bourne Dominion, and The Bourne Imperative.
If you like any of the Bourne Trilogy movies, you will like this one too. While it is not ground breaking, it is good solid Bourne/Ludlum entertainment. I liked it and I wont bother with a plot explanation as it has been the same US Gov Fail, try and kill the Bad Guy/Hero story from the start.
The chase scenes in this one are great. The motorcycle chase is over the top and the wintery scenes with the attack drone at the begining are gripping. Bourne fans will find a surprise or two. A Highly Recomended Action/Spy Movie.
I read the Bourne Trilogy in a week. That was one of the most rewarding reading sessions I have ever had.
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