Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here? While Ryan dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions. If they succeed, the world will never look the same again.
©2009 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Random House
I have read every Tom Clancy novel multiple times. I always come back to Rainbow Six and The Bear and The Dragon. With such a complicated story, for our complicated world, I can't help but wonder what would happen if our political leaders read this story and tried to apply some of the wonderful concepts.
Tom Clancy is a master at starting multiple stories and bringing them all together as a wonderful climax. This book is no different.
The narrator does a great job and I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes a good political/military novel.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
Audible would do well to let us all know when you select a book if there are ones that you should have heard first. I got the series out of order which was confusing. That being said, a great book and a long listen
Yes, I have heard several and enjoy his reading.
That jerk carried over from the preceding novel, the deputy asst sec of state who tried to let Kilty get away with the VP, and now went to China to negotiate.
Don't remember previous Tom Clancy having so much detailed weapon/battle/war stuff in previous novels. There was too much of it for me but I stayed until the end.
great story for the interesting plot line a pretty accurate description of governmental affairs the book keeps you entertained for the entire duration
I thought about giving up on this book a few times. I have read all the previous Jack Ryan novels in order to this point and enjoyed them. I think this will be my last one for a while. This novel was way too political and not enough true action. It really seemed to drag. The last few chapters were great though. Great narration by Pritchard, as always.
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