As we have come to know, Jason Bourne is not one to sit still. Nor is he content to spend a scholarly life at Georgetown University as David Webb and live in an ordinary world for long. This character trait is no surprise to longtime readers, who find themselves on an action-packed chase from Washington to Moscow and back again in this sixth installment of the Jason Bourne series. While the controversy surrounding the original Bourne author, Robert Ludlum, and currently penned books by Eric Van Lustbader continues, the scores of fans of the Bourne series itself will not be disappointed.
As David Webb, still haunted by the love for his Marie and by the most recent time spent in his last adventure with Project Treadstone, he’s not sure how much longer he can continue this “Webb of deceit” and wants to get back in action when his good friend and mentor Dominic Spector needs Bourne’s help. Dominic wants Bourne to get information about a former student who was murdered. He believes a Muslim extremist group did the killing, and when the student died, he had information on him about this group’s terrorist plans - including an attack on the United States. This group has grown from an almost mythical organization, The Black Legion, spawned during World War II by the Third Reich. Dominic pleads for help.
At the same time, Central Intelligence, now under the direction of Veronica Hart, is also aware of the danger of the Black Legion. The rivalry with the National Security Agency rears its lethal, jealous head as the NSA tries to discredit the CI and Hart by hunting down Bourne once and for all.
In a fast-paced, hold-your-breath action thriller, Bourne meets his most dangerous and dastardly villain yet, a killer named Arkadin, and finds him involved in the most treacherous campaign to date. From the hunter to the hunted, Bourne must decide who to trust - if anyone at all. And if he does trust again, will it be for the last time or his greatest triumph? Readers will hold their breath until letting it out with the sigh of a satisfied reader when they finally must close the page on this one. Highly recommended (but not for the weak of heart).