Certified bibliophile and adventure-travel writer--sometimes!
Threat Vector is the much-awaited continuation of the Jack Ryan saga, although this one, as the previous two books before it, centered much on the younger Jack Jr. As a certified Tom Clancy fan, I bought the book, e-book and the audiobook--that way I have options available to me. If you've read any Tom Clancy book before, you know that it's impossible to put down.
So anyway, Tom Clancy's strength played out in much the same fashion as in his previous works--his ability to meld current events with very plausible scenarios and come up with a completely believable story proves he's still the master of the game. At times I've found myself wondering if he had sat down with general officers and war-gamed these scenarios, as the details are just so ironed-out that it's like reading actual events.
This time around, the conflict is centered in the Asia-Pacific region, with the disputed South China Sea territories being in the center. Although the threat of mass-destruction in North America is not too apparent as in Executive Orders, the threat of a cyber meltdown is very much present. With much of the world dealings conducted in the wires, this is a very real, very plausible threat. If an antagonist such as the one in the book do exist, he then sits among the POTUS and the commander of a nuclear submarine as the most powerful individuals in the world.
Threat Vector is a must-read and/or must-listen-to Tom Clancy novel.
I don't want to give anything away, but it has got to be when the POTUS finds out where his son has gone to. You could almost see his face and feel what he's going through.
I've never heard Lou Diamond Phillips narrate a book before, but after this one, I'm buying whatever he's going to narrate in the future. He has put up a stellar performance!
As a soldier in the reserve forces in the Philippines, I'm very much aware of the tensions in the SCS. A lot of what-ifs crossed my mind while listening to and reading this book.
Need I say more? If you don't have this book, go and buy it now, and get ready for a great story.
Lou Diamond Phillips did a great job with characters and will look for more read by him.
I liked that it dealt with current issues regarding computer security and the Chinese threat.
Lou Diamond Phillips does another great job of making the characters come alive.
THE FASTNESS OF THE STORY & THE CONTENT
JACK RYAN & GAVIN BYRE
OH YES !
VERY VERY INTERESTING, WISH I HAD THE TIME TO FINISH ALL IN ONE SITTING. THIS IS MY FIRST AUDIO BOOK & I PICKED A SUPERB ONE.
Very well written and performed. The story is very timely as well as interesting and terrifying. I really enjoy the detail and the authors attention to it.
Yes, a great story with all my favorite "Jack Ryan" characters
The good guys win
No favorite, liked them all
Credible and Scary
i like lou diamond phillips, and getting out of JR's love issues was a relief.
the story is totally unbelievable but yet engaging the whole time.
i still like chavez [when LDP does his voice] and clark.
personality to chavez.
he needs do do more books.
i would check them out.
clark faking the heart attack?
All three books are good. i relisten to them while walking all the time
A truly interestering techo-thriller follow up to Clancy"s last book. It really gets you into the plot and does a masterful job of weaving an outstanding plot into what could quickly become real life. I have been a Tom Clancy fan since the Hunt For Red October and this one did not let me down. I can't wait for the next one. Gonna miss Melanie- Hope she comes back. The Chi-coms get what is coming to them. lou Diamond Phillips is excellent .
Clancy has continued to improve with age and this is another example. Whereas many of his earlier books set the stage and background in exhausting detail for 150-200 pages before any action started, this book is an example of the change made beginning with Rainbow Six where some of the action starts right up front. Great book and gets harder and harder to put down as the story progresses. This is continuing along those lines with our familiar story and I am eagerly looking forward to the next addition.
Medical Doctor Gastroenterologist and Infectious disease specialist Scientist. I collect calculators, I am learning Mandarin.
Threat Vector (TV) was a typical Tom Clancy genre novel so I felt secure that I was about to have a good read. The concept was very timely and cutting edge, with a realistic scenario albeit a little far-fetched that technology has really made it that far. The PRC communist government were portrayed in a bad light, but in this novel they were the enemies. After I read this novel i heard all kinds of concepts from it being used in US Congress even so far as Obama's State of the Union Address. Certainly, a cyberthreat to take down GPS satellites and parts of the internet would have a major impact on the USA economy, and probably also, the military.
Geeks watch out, Uncle Sam still packs a punch.
Allowing that it is a typical Clancy novel, it is imperfect but quite a fun read. Escapist. I went back and updated all my antivirus programs.