Top critical review
Same old same old
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 23, 2021
A well written, entertaining read about our hero, Jason Bourne, the damaged goods man with amnesia, yet superb skills that somehow always let him down identifying people who betray him, and who happen to always be very close to him. Again, he operates in a hostile environment that is only there to thwart him/ destroy him/ kill him (pick your option at any given time).
By now, Bourne feels templated, you already know the person who you least expect is the one who will do him the most harm, and disappoint him the most.
This again happens in this book (spoiler alert!) where his closest friend betrays him, the one Jason trusts the most, yet our intrepid hero still slugs on to right the world’s wrong without anybody helping him, actually everybody trying to kill him.
Despite the great writing, this leaves the reader unsatisfied and empty. Either this series needs a major reboot, or maybe it’s time to reprise the other Ludlum hero, Jansen, who is more positive in similar situations. Maybe, the series has reached its conclusion, it is difficult to come up with ever more villains in Jason’s cynical world.