Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.
Meanwhile, Chinese cyber-warfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. Jack Ryan, Jr., and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.
©2012 Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The Strength and determination of President Jack Ryan! The Computer Stuff was scary and amazing!
More John Clark!
Always John Clark.
Air to Air combat with USA pilots kicking Butt.
This is another Awesome Clancy adventure!
Nice job Mr Clark
Yes it had some nice twists.
John Clark in the Lobby!
Yes. Young Jack Ryan is starting to come into his own with a little help from John and Ding.
The idea that John Clark isnt as dangerous now as ever is Ludicrous
YES. The story was interesting and the characters were presented in a detailed way.
Yes. I kept wondering what would happen next.
This book is a considerable improvement over the previous two installments in the series. Most of the inane political carping is gone, and the story is actually somewhat feasible; the vulnerability of government agencies and their contractors with regards to cyberattacks is a real threat, and Clancy does a very good job at explaining the technology. True, some key plot elements are quite far-fetched (such as bad guys being able to follow a person throughout the city of Washington, by hacking in to any security camera at will), but it's a work of fiction, and in all fairness the technologies described are worlds more realistic than most of the scenarios we see in film and TV.
LDP continues the great work he did in the previous two installments of this series.
the team of tom clancy and lou diamond phillips have done it again. every time i listen to lou and the clancy story, i swear its the best one yet. this one is on top of the charts. Lou, please continue to narrate as you are really good at it.
This book has all that we have come to expect from Tom Clancy with a new twist. A journey into cyber warfare. I loved it. It was easy to follow and very accurate. Just like Tom Clancy should be. I am glad to see all the familiar faces again. It doesn't dissappoint
I am hooked on Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp
Classic Clancy novel. This is best of new series with Jack Jr
Clancy stand by himself in the attention to detail he gives in his books. If like Vince Flynn you should like Clancy's Threat Vector. The pace is little more deliberate but the payoff at is worth it.
Best secene is when Clark visit the campus after retiring with Melody
I thought that this is the first book in a while from Clancy that I couldnt put down. "Locked On" the book just prior to this was good as well and gave a great background to this story.
A Clancy classic
Jack Ryan Sr because he is a true leader - wise, experienced and able to take responsibility.
Amazing! When someone is able to perform multiple characters in a way that makes them real AND makes you forget who the perfomer is? Fantastic.
No, I wanted to draw it out. I was disappointed when it ended. I could have listened to hours more.
"Locked on part 2"
Yes! Tom Clancy has done it again! Narrator pulls of an excellent Chinese speaking accent which makes the story even more immersive. It's quite interesting that I had just finished Mark Russinovich's Trojan Horse which also points a finger to China and their cyber-tech. I guess it's no secret though.
A very exciting yarn with just the right balance of action to tech. I really want to see this and Locked on at the movies. It would be awesome.
I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced contains a few twists
Well worth listening too.
"one of the better narrations for a while..."
Brilliant narration and a half believable story/plot which makes a huge difference... one of the better Clancy novels....
"A great Tom Clancy!"
This book is very easy to listen to - so perfect for doing two things at once, in my case listening and crafting. If you have seen any of the Tom Clancy films with different actors playing Jack Ryan it is simply a case of picking your favourite 'Jack' and then imagining his son in action.
There is an action scene where a key character realises that there are more than two parties involved in an event and he is the only person who has oversight of the actions of the different groups and what is about to take place.
Good, clear narration - not too slow but well enunciated.
Have purchased several of the Tom Clancy books, all ready by Lou Diamond Phillips as preferred his narration from the samples, and was not disappointed.
Not read the printed version, but then again why would I, when the audio is so good. Lou Diamond Philips does an excellent job.
This is classic Tom Clancey, even if it was probably written by Mark Greaney. All the usual characters appear , Ryan, Clarke, Ding etc. along with some new additions. The storyline is fast paced and exciting. As you would expect from a Tom Clancey novel the technical data is spot on.
The scene when the American pilots go up against the Chinese is fantastic real edge of the seat stuff.
Overall I would recommend Vector Threat to any Tom Clancey fan.
"Intelligent, informative & exciting. Typical Clancy."
Do not underestimate the narrator, Lou D Phillips is excellent.
The book is a rollicking ride of guns, intelligence gathering, friendship & politics. In the main edge of your seat stuff!
"Typically pacey,exciting and promising"
The story touches on all the elements of a good tail. Politics, cyber warfare, espionage, kinetic action and romance all get the Clancy touch that carry you through, " can't put the book down novel". Tom you are missed
Complex, intriguing and above all a very well researched book.
A great voice actor, capable of many diffrent voices and you know right away who he's acting.
Made me excited, very excited.
"A Typical Tom Clancy Story"
I sometimes get irritated by Tom Clancy's stories; the good guys are always good-looking, virtous and of impeccable caracter, the villains just the opposite. The Western World is normally saved at the last minute by the couragous heros and all is well.
But it sells and I have to admit that I normally turn the pages (or keep listening) as fast as anyone.
But it still leaves me unsatisfied at the end.
"Brilliant story and left me feeling unnerved."
Brilliant book read with real clarity but it left me feeling weird as in oh my god that could actually happen. It wasn't a book I could listen to while doing other things as I had to concentrate on the plot. Well worth listening to.
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