Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.
But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.
A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.
With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.
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No I would not.
Haven't, but his good.
I would cut out the rightwing wackadoodle screeds included in the book. This Mark Greaney doesn't build characters but caricatures built on his political ideologies. As with Vince Flynn what started as good characters and story lines just becomes ponderous prose and not good reading, unless your some rightwing reactionary.
Isnt it about time these OLD authors just give it up rather than farming out the franchise to wannabe's.
Lou Diamnond Phillips narration makes you think that you are in the same room with the characters listening to real conversations.
The ending leaves you wnating to read the next book immediately! Hurry up Tom!
Lou Diamond Phillips makes the characters come alive. I never knew he could do so many voices and accents so well.
Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,
I haven't read (listened) to a Tom Clancy book in years because of his work straying from hie early days. I took a chance and was not disappointed! Great fast paced story. Great story telling by Lou Diamond Phillips. I hope to hear another book he reads. Classic Tom Clancy with great details of a crazy area in the world.
Another amazing book from Tom Clancy. After listening to this one, I'm wishing that the next one will be out soon -- I won't spoil it but there's a cliff-hanger at the end that's leaving me wisihing the next one was already out. Definately a must-"read"
too much information
too much repetition (are we morons with limited memory, or what?)
it was a major struggle to finish this
Charles Dickens without a doubt, you can keep this third rate action packed drivel.
Lou Diamond Philips was an excellent narrator- the only thing that kept me with this until the miserable and inevitable end
disappointment, boredom, annoyance
I took this book to apply some light relief after a couple of Jo Nesbo books. Guess what ? for me now it is DIckens and then a couple more Nesbo real thrillers!
2nd best Tom Clancy book I've listened too. Among all the audio books???? A Tom Clancy book is like watching an action movie, it doesn't make you any smarter, but it's enjoyable and a good diversion. Not to say I'm ashamed to be a fan, I'm not, I just can't compare his work to Mark Twain.
It was hard to stop listening. LDP is a great narrator, he makes the story come alive.
His accents, intonation, and style kept me interested. Some narrators can really be tedious and boring, but LDP seems enthusiastic and works hard to get the characters right. I will definitely listen to any Tom Clancy book he reads.
I really like the action in Tom Clancy's books, I'm not as big of a fan of the politics, but overall they're worth it and I will continue to listen especially with a great narrator.
A commercial shoot-em-up thiller with a body count in the thousands and an f-bomb count to match. The highlight was the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips, which was superb.
It will appeal to some people.
The narration was fabulous and on the whole the story was entertaining, with plenty of action sequences. However the plot line was a little bare and was fairly predictable. The characters got a little confusing in the middle and the ending seemed hastily thrown together compared to the earlier chapters.
Probably not, at least in the near future. I might listen later
Yes, I like Tom Clancy's books and this is the first time I have heard of Mark Greaney.
The presidential debates make it seem that one must be right wing to be a patriotic man of action. It was at though Sarah Palin was the author.
Keep to what has been successful in their past books. Action against and triumph over our common enemies, not right wing rhetoric.
Clear deep voice.
I stopped listening after the presidential debate, wishing that I had not purchased this book.
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