The author did an excellent job continuing the story along the same path as both Ludlum (novel) and Gilroy (screenplay). Personally, I was introduced to Jason Bourne's character through the films, and then read Ludlum's Ultimatum before it was released on screen. The Bourne Sanction captures the complex psychological intricacies of Jason and his haunting past, as well as the intense-yet-brilliant action sequences that Ludlum and Gilroy both delivered.
this is a beautifully written book, deserving of all it's awards. however, after hours of reading I found myself unsure of where the author was going, or possibly, unsure if the author was in fact going anywhere. still - a beautiful, poetic novel. worth reading during melancholy seasons.