Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Evolution

 Freeman, a veteran author of psychological thrillers, turns in a solid performance in this new novel featuring Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne. This time out, Bourne is determined to unmask the killers of the woman he loved; the fact that the killers might be connected to Treadstone, the shadowy agency that (literally) created Bourne, is certainly an inconvenience, but readers who know Bourne will know that he won’t let loyalties or his own past stand in his way.

The writing is energetic, the story is well conceived and executed, and let’s talk about suspense. While sticking broadly to the format established by the earlier Bourne novels, Freeman works a number of subtle variations, doing a very nice job of keeping us constantly guessing what’s going to happen next. He keeps Bourne very much on his toes, and he breathes new life into a series that was—let’s be honest—starting to feel a bit stale.

— David Pitt -