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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Any of the Jack Ryan or Raibow six books. Very exact and well written spy thrillers.
When the Hyper Liberal Scum Paul Laska gets found out.
Jack Ryan is Back?
Nice way he has kept the characters evolving thru the many books and now on to a new generation.
EXCELLANT READ ! One of the top
Most of the time, however during some of the longer narratives re political positions was a little dull.
Yes, the personal interactions between father (Sr.) and son (Jr.) when father knew son was in a life threatening situtation.
Only hope is that Clancey has another in the works and that it will be out soon. This is a CAN NOT PUT DOWN BOOK!!!!!!!
This is the best book I have heard this year. I listen to app 5 books a week. This book is a great read. Do not let the political comments influence your decision. If you like this type of book, you will like this book.
This story started at a quick pace and picked up from there.
If you are serious fan of Fox News, maybe. And if you're genuinely convinced that there's a terrorist behind every rock and anyone who doesn't agree with you is an anti-American potential terrorist, you'll love it.
How about believable characters? A real plot wouldn't have hurt either.
The narrator was fine. The book was almost a parody of Clancy's earlier efforts. Is Tom Clancy actually writing the books at all any more?
I wouldn't have published it. If it were a different author, it probably wouldn't have sold.
This is the third disappointment in a row from an author who used to write great thrillers. I never agreed with his politics, but the books were good. Now, the characters are all stereotypes and the plots are simplistic and silly. The great wealth of detail and careful crafting of characters and plots that made his book outstanding are just gone. They've been gone for a while, but I kept hoping that they'd show up again. I have hoped and faithfully bought the books ... but now, I think it's over for me. I'm going to give up on this author. I seriously doubt Clancy is writing the books himself anymore. They don't sound like his writing. I don't even recognize the characters: they have the same names, but they don't act like they did. Sad.
Guitarist with The Prudes
This starts out OK but soon devolves into a thinly veiled republican neoconservative propaganda tale. Military = Good, privatized military = Better. Republican = good, Democrats and liberals = bad, ugly, fat & traitors.
I am no hippie terrorist lover, I actually used to work in WTC 2 in 2001 but this simplistic drivel is way below Tom and I hope Mark Greaney runs a mile from future projects, I really liked his past book.
I can see why thin-skinned liberals would be offended by this strong story-line. I don't read fiction for political reasons, but this one certainly rings clear for any true American. Our enemies are everywhere and this book clearly reflects the reality of current day politics and beliefs. Tom does an excellent job as ever showing the true cost of freedom. Those who feel offended after hearing this book can certainly move away to another country and try to speak their opinions there (although there is little tolerance for freedom of speech in other countries. Good luck though.).
I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
The Campus-an off the book all out spy agent created by Jack Ryan and now has Jack Jr. as and operator has to try and stop the URC and the EMIR along with another enemy who everyone thought was dead. They are being investigated, turned on, and outright plotted against all in the effort to stop Jack Sr. from winning another chance at being President a second time. This is another solid book in the Jack Ryan universe having all the characters in play the book can be overwhelming especially if you try to read it in 18 hours, I don’t recommend you’ll miss something and not know it until you start to read the next installment. Enjoy Clancy fans.
Before we get started let me warn my liberal friends to look away. This is not a sight you will enjoy.
Locked On is the newest book in the "Ryanverse." For over 25 years Clancy has shared the history of Jack Ryan and company with us. In some ways this world is a parallel universe. Ryan experiences much of the same history, but he is there in ways that no true historical figure can be.
The book starts off a short time after Dead or Alive and continues the story from there. Jack Ryan, Jr. is now the lead character. Along with his cousin Dominick Caruso, and Ryan stalwarts John Clark and Ding Chavez he continues to track down terrorists as part of the clandestine "Campus." Jack Senior is running for President again against a leftist president more concerned with social engineering than truly defending the nation. Behind this president is a wealthy businessman from Eastern Europe who wants to bring socialism to full fruition in the USA. Of course none of these characters resemble any actual people living or dead!
In order to embarrass Ryan the president goes after John Clark, a man with a past. While Clark is on the run the rest of the Campus must track down a master terrorist and stop him before he carries out the most devastating terror plot ever launched.
If my liberal friends are still here I warned you, you will not like this. This book is full of the useful idiots, left wing politicians, left wing lawyers, left wing billionaires, et. al. who make up our society. It is just painful for some folks to look in the mirror.
Excellent book, good narrator, story is believable and flows naturally.
Interestingly, author recognizes the fact that threat to Western civilization is coming from Muslim extremism, no matter what country they are from.
One thing, which doesn???t mean much to most people around here, but I have to mention it:
I am a native Russian language speaker, and Narrator???s attempt (or lack thereof) of pronouncing Russian words and geographical locations to sound Russian is annoying beyond believe. I was so irritated with my efforts to recognize what he is trying to say, that I almost dropped the book altogether. How hard would it be to actually consult somebody? Hell, I would teach him myself???
A very gripping and intricate story from Tom. It was awesome!
LDP's voice characterizations add life and depth to the story.
Overall, another outstanding story and a great performance!
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