What can I say that's not been said a million times about Clancy?
The novel has many relevant characters requiring the reader/listener to stay focused on the bigger picture. I particularly like the way so many of the primary characters from Clancy novels make appearances as the direction & focus as the story changes. This gives the reader/listener a greater understanding of each characters contribution. Clancy helps the reader/listener to gain insight into both the individual & the culture in which the story takes place.
I'm a diehard fan of Clancy novels. He was such a gifted writer.
Am listening to the entire Jack Ryan series in suggested order. Far and away, this book has been my favorite thus far. The character development and plot are both fantastic.