Memnoch26 wrote:The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
The Bourne Supremacy is the second Jason Bourne novel written by Robert Ludlum, first published in 1986. It was the sequel to Ludlum's bestseller The Bourne Identity (1980) and precedes Ludlum's final Bourne novel, The Bourne Ultimatum (1990).
At the beginning, Bourne or David Webb, has recovered from most mental and all physical injuries and is teaching Asian studies at a university in Maine under his real name of David Webb. He is also living happily on campus with Marie and is getting regular psychological tests from his doctor, Morris Panov.
The story focused on a conspiracy whose outcome would have been a civil war between hongkong and china. The story was set during the time before hongkong was to be returned to China by the UK. Bourne was "forced" to go to hongkong (under threat of his wife's death) to put a stop to this conspiracy.
In the end, Bourne got his wife back and was able to end the threat in China.
What i remember and amazed me was that Bourne had a gun encounter inside Mao's tomb -similar to Marcos tomb. And from what I remember - Bourne made a big mess of Mao himself. Awesome!!!
This is a good read for Jason Bourne fans. The only thing is that the book or Robert ludlum books are a bit long. Maybe that was how things are done during that era (80s~90s) -- really long action packed novels. I do hope the Jason Bourne books by Eric Van Lustbader wont be that long. I do want to complete the Bourne series. I am hooked with Jason Bourne so I just have to suck it up.
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