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The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy (1986)

by Robert Ludlum

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Series: Bourne (2)

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This book is no comparison to the Bourne identity. There are a lot of superfluous events and the dialogue is forced and disjointed. the entire book only relies on the mythos of Jason Bourne who can achieve anything and everything without a thought to realism.

The presentation of the conflict between Jason Bourne and David Webb, which, could have been presented as a real mental struggle is a tack on to the story and doors not add to the credence of the story ( )
  anantj | Sep 16, 2015 |
Be mindful, these are NOTHING like the movies. ( )
  SLHobbs | Sep 3, 2015 |
I tried so hard to like this book, I really did, but I just didn't enjoy it.

I loved The Bourne Identity, and I expected this book to follow in the same vein. Unfortunately, I just found a lot of this it to be bogged down in socio-political commentary. Parts of it felt to me like some kind of textbook..!

It's a real shame, but I just found it very difficult to get into and didn't really enjoy it.

Never mind, I can always reread The Bourne Identity..! ( )
  AngeloMarcos | Jan 6, 2015 |
Suspenseful until the end!
I'm liking this series. There is just enough political intrigue to keep me coming back. This time it was a more personal aspect for the character and with that added another dimension to the story that worked out quite well. I was a huge fan of Clancy novels and now I can say that I'm a Ludlum fan as well. ( )
  gopfolk | Dec 11, 2014 |
### From Publishers Weekly

Ludlum has never come up with a more head-spinning, spine-jolting, intricately mystifying, Armageddonish, in short Ludlumesque, thriller than this. A Peking leader of seemingly irreproachable reputation, secretly a Kuomintang fanatic, has masterminded a plot to take over Hong Kong via political assassination, the result of which would be civil war in China and possibly global disaster. His principal agent is an assassin-for-hire masquerading as the legendary "Jason Bourne," a one-time secret U.S. agent now, under his real name David Webb, struggling with the aid of a psychiatrist and his loving wife Marie to recover from amnesia. Only one man can destroy the conspiracy: Webb, who must be persuaded to re-assume his Bourne identity, track down the impostor and through him lay a trap for the vile Shengthe "persuasion" to be by way of his abducted wife. The action jolts from the back alleys of Hong Kong and Kowloon to a secret government complex in the Colorado mountains to the seats of power in Peking and even the interior of Mao's tomb. Every chapter ends with a cliff-hanger; the story brims with assassination, torture, hand-to-hand combat, sudden surprise and intrigue within intrigue. It's a sure-fire bestseller. 650,000 first printing; $150,000 ad/promo; BOMC selection; Franklin Library limited edition.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

### From Library Journal

In this sequel to The Bourne Identity , David Webb, still suffering flashbacks to his Jason Bourne persona, is forced to undertake a final, possibly fatal mission after his wife is kidnapped. He must find and capture an assassin who is posing as Bourne in Hong Kong. By so doing he'll foil a plot that could plunge the Far East and then the world into war. Ludlum's latest has a best seller quality that many imitate but few master. You can quibble about this being too long, too talky, too preposterously implausible, but you can't quit reading. As often happens with sequels, this is not quite up to the standards of the original, but legions of Ludlum fans will send it soaring up the best seller list. BOMC main selection. Charles Michaud, Turner Free Lib., Randolph, Mass.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. ( )
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Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity—a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage—an exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliances—all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournes—and one must die.

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Super-diplomat Raymond Havilland sets up the kidnapping of Jason Bourne's wife, in order to draw Bourne out of retirement and into a Taiwanese plot to seize Hong Kong and incite China against the West.

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