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.
This book is not as 'technical' as some of the other Clancy novels. It was an exciting and easy read!
Lou was a positive part of the novel. His character representation was pretty much spot on.
Read & Learn
I would definitely put this in the Top 5 of all the books I've listened to in the past few years.
This is the first time I have heard Lou Diamond Phillips narrate and I was pleasantly surprised. He does an excellent job keeping the dialogue flowing and varies the voices just enough so you know who's talking without it being overly dramatic or distracting.
quite enlightening tale
China's plans for the future. the Russian was part of a previous book and was not needed.
yes he is very good!
the action sequences were very gripping
Like all of Tom Clancy's novel, this one is well researched, but it takes us into a new arena, cyber warfare. Threat Vector presents a scenario, so well done, and yet so scary, you'll think twice before sitting down to your computer.
I sell oil, in Houston ( go figure, right )
Clancy and Phillips make a good team. Phillips doesn't have the voice ranges some of the other readers have when making characters come to life. He does make the story sound as if the main character is telling you what happened. Long story short, it's worth the listen...
You know how Clancy books (most books) go; someone is attacking the US, it looks bad, gets worse, the tide turns, the good guys win with only minor injuries via displays of brilliance and bravery. Jack Ryan and progeny come out shining like a rose.
Knowing that going in, this book is serviceable, but not exceptional. Good plot line, fun locations, reasonable action, characters you know and love. Better for old time Clancy fans than for newbies trying their first (start with Patriot Games, or Without Remorse).
I am addicted to audio and seldom purchase anything in print.
I don't have one. After the release of the Teeth of the Tiger with a new set of characters Tom Clancy has breahed new life in his books.
I rarely have favorite scenes and usually view a book after I have completed it and able to absorb the total content.
I do not have one after all the movies made from his books they speak for themselves.
I hope he continues to write with Mark Greaney and would recommend to anyone who has not listened to Mark's books to purchase one they will not be disappointed.
This was a true Clancy novel. The story line of Jack Jr. is much more comfortable than previous novels.
Plot was always changing but believable.
Maybe it is from watching Phillips on the Military Channel but he seemed to be perfect fit.
I can't wait for the next one.
So many sentence repeats, the narrator sounded like a comedian with a very distinctive, dry delivery. Cannot remember his name, kept thinking about this throughout the story. His other reads don't seem to affect me the same way
Did not finish
Yes, as long as the narration is improved
His breathing during the narration ruins the book. I kept wondering when the next intake of breath would occur which over-powered my interest in the book. I put it away for another day, possibly, and will seriously reconsider listening to any book that he narrates.
Did not finish.
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