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 (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
And Buffalo George
Excellent Clancy book. Conflict with the Chinese in many domains is the book's theme--emphasis on Naval and cyber. I especially liked the cyber aspect but was disappointed that Clancy ignored the Army and Air Force. I know that he's a naval historian, but it appeared he never went joint. Plotting and conniving are classic Clancy. Ryan Sr., as POTUS, delivers a potent demarche to the Chinese premier that would never happen in 2016--I was whooping it up upon hearing that. It's good that I listened to the abbreviated version, otherwise, Clancy would describe many boring things, like how electrons run through ships or what kind of soup the Chinese had for dinner. Even at 9+ hours, it could have been distilled some more. Good story that should cause some Pentagon planners some thought.
Always wanted to go for Tom Clancy books and this was my first choice and with no regret very good choice.
Great action which keeps you till the end.
Very recommended !
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