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.
Threat Vector transitions Jack Ryan Jr. into his father's former role without much difficulty. Mr. Clancy did his homework and appears to understand what is a very plausible attack of the United States by a very likely enemy. I had to hear more right up until the book ended.
Threat Vector was similar to Silver Tower written by Dale Brown in 1988. An action thriller based on little thought about but current and applicable events.
This book impressed me. I laughed out loud at times and at other times I wanted to cry. I wanted to tell Jack and Dingo what I knew from other chapters of the book. I got involved and caught up in the story.
Everyone must read this great book.
From today's headlines
all charaters were well developed
Yes Lou Diamond Phillips excellent as usual
First word through the last
Great listen - I love those tech related plots - makes you think about things. I was on the edge of my seat (so to speak) through the whole thing.
easy and entertaining
It's interaction with the real world from a political standpoint
The least interesting is the lack of details and shortness of this unabridged novel
This book is missing a lot of Mr Clancy's usual details
Love the pace and suspense. Young Jack Ryan, Jr. is back in the middle of the action, too!
The book kept my attention from beginning to end. Lou Diamond Phillips rendered each character uniquely. The storyline was not canned at all and it did not end as I thought it might.
Performance was stellar and added extra dimension to book that I feel only enhanced story line and brought an extra dimension to characters and location. Would recommend the audio book to friends and family!
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Typical Clancy. Spot on and extremely well written. As usual, there are twists and turns.
I appreciate Clancy for his technical knowledge. He does not miss the details like everyone else. You get the feeling that he has actually studied, or used, the devices he writes about instead of using typical literary "beliefs".
Believable, voices are well done.
Threat Vector is a very contemporary story. Cyber warfare risks are very disturbing. The potential threats from a non-middle eastern government are thought provoking.
The characters are engaging even if they are the "old gang".
holds your attention
I've listened to everyone of the Jack Ryan series and this one holds your attention as well or better than any before. Tom Clancy along with Mark Greaney at their very best!
He is a wonderful reader - I've listened to many of the books he has read and this one is every bit as good as any before, maybe better.
No real extreme reaction just hard to turn off.
I listen to books on my drive to and from work and was hard pressed to turn it off once I got to my destination. Just really held you attention from the opening sentence to the very end.
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