The New York Times best-selling author and master of the technothriller returns with his All-Star team.
There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
©2013 Tom Clancy (P)2013 Random House Audio
Another installment in the Jack Ryan series (both senior and now junior), this book picks up where the last left off. Scrambling to find a new base of operations after their last was compromised by the Chinese, the members of the campus split up and lay low. Jack Ryan junior takes a job in London as a financial analyst and quickly becomes involved in a case involving Russia's state owned oil company Gazprom. John Clark and the other members of the operations unit become interested in Russia's largest crime syndicate, which has set up shop in the Ukraine, and fly to Kiev where they offer their assistance to the CIA station chief. Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan (senior) is involved in diplomacy trying to keep Russian forces from invading the Crimea region of Ukrainia. Additionally, President Ryan flashes back 30 years, when he was a CIA analyst investigating rumours of a KGB operative involved in assassinations.All these characters actions converge and the result is a very good novel. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job in his narration, providing character accents and emotions which add to the quality of the story.If you liked the previous Jack Ryan novels then you will like this one as well. If you have never read the previous novels in the series, this one can still be enjoyed as a stand alone story. However, I recommend reading the books in order as the character development becomes deeper as the novels proceed. The first book in the series, "The Hunt for Red October," is still one of my favorites.
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I found the book a tad more entertaining, just for the prospective of being able to go back and check on different aspects of the story.
I really wouldn't waste my time, if I didn't enjoy his writing.
Not bad, voices of characters could have been more on point.
Not really anything. I enjoy his approach.
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The actor that reads the book is the best of the entire series. His use of accents is superior.Lou Diamond Phillips is one of the best I've heard.
Maybe Jack Jr. or Chavez. Heck I like em all except maybe those Ivans..
Yes and this one was as good if not better than others. He is so versatile with so many accents I feel like they have a cast doing the book.
There were several but I don't want to be a spoiler.
Great job Lou and same for the lads that wrote this book.
Another good story and great read by Lou Diamond Phillips. The only problem I had with the story is the jumping back and forth between timeframes was too jittery. I understand the end goal they were trying to achieve but the jump cuts felt too abrupt.
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