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.
Good story, well thought out and seems like a very possible computer espionage threat.
The one draw back was Lou Diamond Phillips breathing technique while read the narrative. One minute into this book I knew it was going to be a long haul listening to him suck wind everytime he started a new sentence. The only thing that made it bearable was his character voices which were well done. Also i dealt with the breathing issue by raising the narration speed to 1-1/2.
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Tom Clancy has done it again with believable plot lines and realistic scenarios..And as always Lou Diamond Phillips pulls you in with his characterizations..
The feeling that you are talking about the hear and now and things that could happen in the world right now.
I just love listening to him, He makes the read very interesting
When they found the pilot and helped him get back to his ship
I enjoy Tom Clancy books and usually get them when they come on to Audible
Middle of the pack.
I would have made the CIA more of the hero than the campus.
Who gave the Campus a license to kill? Oh that's right our hero Jack Ryan. I think Jack Ryan's original idea has gone astray. Jack needs to take ownership of the monster he has created and put it to sleep.
I'm tired of China being the enemy.
Tom Clancy is back on his game. Lately I have been dissapointed with Clancy's books I felt as if they were ghost written. This book was the best book since " A clear and preset danger" . The cyber war part was excellent. Im an IT professional and felt for the most part the computer technology parts were believable, I even learned some new things.
This book started out immediately interesting I couldn' t stop listening to it. I felt the narrator did a great job the only thing I didn't like was the voice he used for the Russian.
Suspenseful, intriguing, thriller
All the characters were essential in weaving the story. There was no favorite.
Lou Diamond Phillips is one of the best narrators of a mystery thriller. His pace, cadence and drama are just right. Would love to hear more books by him.
Modern day warfare for the heart of America.
Besides "Debt of Honor" this probably is my favorite Clancy book. The Clancy stories are based on what could be, or may be, right now. That is why his books are so interesting as thrillers. The characters evolution from book to book lends to a familiarity that enhances the story line.
Yes - very entertaining and relevent to todays threats
Multiple charecters and storylines keep you engaged
Complex story, as usual for Clancy, but I was able to keep up with the plot and the characters. A scary look at the vulnerability of our nation in the internet age.
I really enjoyed this book. Lot's of intrigue and action! Lou Diamond Phillips does a fantastic narration job.
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