One of Tom Clancy's most storied characters, Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America's secrets from falling into enemy hands in this blockbuster new novel written by Clancy's longtime coauthor.
Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Dominic Caruso is presented with the deadliest challenge of his career.
Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack.
Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?
©2014 Mark Greaney (P)2014 Random House Audio
I hesitated to purchase this book because I thought Clancy's recent novels were getting a little mundane. I'm glad I got this one because it's one of Clancy's better ones in a long time. Fast paced, great plot, and lots of action. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Not Tom Clancy
The last 4 chapters were good. Came to a good climax.
Again, the last 4 chapters.
I wouldn't make a film of this book.
Definitely not Tom Clancy. Clancy tended to have too many characters in too many places with too many long Russian names. He usually did a lot of research so he could show some expertise in things like submarines. He really had a thing for Navy vessels. The books that Clancy started and Greaney finished are the best in the series because Greaney pulled back some of the excess. There was no Jacky Ryan, no John Clark, no Ding Chavez. Just Ryan's nephew and an FBI agent for the most part.
As always, Scott Brick was excellent. He is very good at using different voices. I always wonder how he keeps track. There weren't as many characters in this book, so this was no doubt easier than say The Patriot Games where he did an awesome job.
Good yarn however you can tell it wasn't a true TC novel. Additionally I thought I heard some location and dialogue mistakes. However like I said it was a decent story.
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
Given the age of this book, it translates to the modern world very well. The technology is believable (albeit stretches reality) and highlights some of the real world issues with computer security.
The story looks at Spys and other issues that Tom covers best. The plot is believable and enjoyable.
excellent story, good character development, and just the right number of plot twists. Definitely worth listening to.
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