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.
Pretty much at par with Locked on, personally I liked the Gray Man Series better, but this one can the next in the series "Threat Vector" read about the same. Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job narrating.
Clancy and Greaney make a very good duo. those this is a work of fiction it is based in some very possible situations. the day after i finished this book the headlines in the news were about the chinese hacking american companies and stealing their designs to design high end fighter jets.
the imagination and realism in the clancy series is captivating.
Is this his best novel. maybe not, but for me it was still a great listen and very entertaining.
Lou Diamond Phillips is my favorite narrator as well. wish he read for more than 3 of the clancy novels.
J. A. V.
No! I read a lot and I have a good memory and read once and proceed to other books with the exception of great poetry or fantastic literature writings such as "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust. However, if a movie inspired by Threat Vector was made, I'd Watch it.
David Baldacci's books because they are also preoccupied with American politics and the President's involvement.
Lou Diamond Phillip's performance was exceptional! It was so true to life!
No, I didn't laugh or cry. It made me conscious of hackers and the necessity of computer security.
Great Action and Suspense
Jean A. Vachon
Usually I don’t particularly like to read international conflict novels...
However, Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Creany is an exception to this rule. This novel was packed with action and suspense from beginning to end. Once I started listening to it, I looked forward to listening to this fabulous story.
The story focuses on Jack Ryan, the US president, who is faced with an international threat coming from the Republic of China. China wants to expand its territory and hopes to contest the US’s control of world economy. Disagreement between the two Chinese leaders, President Wei Zhen Lin and General Su Ke Quiang slows down the realization of this end. The President wants to adopt slower economical changes while the General wishes to be more agressive. He is helped by a computer wizard whose code name is Center. The computer expert infiltrates American federal servers, computers, and iphones. Spies on both sides intervene. Blood is shed. Security is breached. Friendships are compromised. Who will win and how? Therein lies the interest of this fast-paced novel. Hackers use the latest technology to promote their cause.
After reading this novel, your outlook on computer security will change drastically...
Finally, I strongly recommend this novel which procured me enormous pleasure!
As precise and technically correct Clancy's work usually is, the pronunciations of almost every Turkish term is way, way off. Did no one tell him how to pronounce Gatatasaray or Besiktas, etc. Cmon.
Yes, as always... except for the pronunciations.
Typical Clancy. Great suspense. Page turner. Liberals are all evil.
I did listen to the end but it was almost difficult for my follow all ends end odds of everybody. Jet, I did and think I got it all, well almost all.
The plot is complex and many threads laid all over the world almost and it kept my tension awake but not quite on the edge of my seat, no.
I honestly don't remember if I have listen to him before, but he is good and I would listen to him again for sure.
Well, I have to say it might have been shorter for my liking at least.
Exciting, Interesting, fast-paced. ( They ask for three words yet tell me I have to have a minimum of 15 words?)
All of the other Clancy books.
As I may have stated in previous reviews, I am amazed at his talent. I never really liked his acting, but his storytelling is top notch.
China is at it again!
Just discovered The Campus and Jack Jr and have been devouring the series. Threat Vector was outstanding and primed me to go directly into the next "installment."
Yes just because it is Tom Clancy and you can never go wrong with a Clancy novel.
Jack Ryan Junior is my favourite character as he is a brilliant analyst and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.
Yes and his narration of the Jack Ryan Junior novels is excellent.
It was a shame that the Campus had to temporarily shut down but you they will be back.
I am a huge Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan, and John Kelly fan. Not able to narrow down from there.
The way it mirrors current events in the World.
At first, I didn't think Lou Diamond Phillips could do justice to the characters, but he does have a surprising range of accents to keep the story flowing smoothly.
Clark is back.
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