By Robert Ludlum
Robert Ludlum knows how to craft an
action-packed, devious, political thriller. I think I like his work better
than Clancyís, mainly because Ludlum has fewer characters and doesnít
bore us with a load of technical jargon.
Bantam Books, 646 pp, 1987
The Bourne Supremacy is the
sequel to The
Bourne Identity, the first Bourne novel. The series ends
Bourne Ultimatum, and Iíll read that soon!
I canít tell you too much about this
book because it would give away too much from the first one. For those who
havenít read any of these, read them in order. Youíll follow the
characters and action much easier that way.
I will say this. It is interesting to
read these books set in the ďancient historyĒ of the 1970s and 1980s.
How amusing as these poor characters rush to reach a pay phone, when a
cell phone would be so much easier! And no e-mail and computers! How did
they get by?
But thatís not a big deal. This book
is packed with action and intrigue, as well as wonderfully complex yet
simple characters. Itís also quite difficult to put down. You should