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
Took me a while to get into this one, but definitely enjoyed it by the end. I don't like this narrator as much as the one that did Clancy's last two books. This author is very good. I look forward to his next book and may Mr. Clancy rest in peace knowing his successor is doing an incredible job.
Yes, I would buy another book written by Mark Greaney and/or read by Scott Brick.
As far as I know, this is the first one I've experienced by Mark Greaney.
I do not like his narrative style for action books. In my opinion, his voice is too soft and drawn out especially when there is a tense scene in the book. Also in my opinion, Scott Brick's voice and style would be better suited to romance novels, of which I've read and or listened too many.
Bring back Lou Diamond Phillips.
I have a science background and I am fascinated with epistemology.
You won't be disappointed. This book deserves to be counted in the genre of the master, Tom Clancy.
Lou Diamond Phillips.
How is this a Campus novel. Because a few phone calls made to the director?
Good character references, his depictions and inflections bring you right into the story
when Mr. Curuso found out that the army platoon coming to defend him had only blanks
worth a listen!!
UK expat, married, kids, writer.
I have not read the print version
This is the first audio book by Mark Greaney I have heard
The action scenes were all very well done. Some of the scenes were incredibly immersive.
Adrenaline was certainly pumping during some of the latter action scenes.
The narrator has an unusual style that takes a little getting used to. Once you adjust to this he is rather enjoyable.
Scott Brick makes an excellent performance out of a slightly stale storyline, giving strong credibility to the characters emotions and personalities. He has a good crack at the accents, even softening for the female characters, without ever sounding silly or losing the characteristics of his own voice.
The story is good, but I can't really say it was exemplary. The descriptive writing style is fantastic, as expected from the Clancy camp, but the plot predictable and often too "convenient", as if there was a hand in Caruso's fate guiding him towards his goal of vengeance. The endgame was quite a run, funny and exciting, though the epilogue was cringe-worthy!
As a aside, the tagline "A campus novel" is a bit tenuous, as only two other players from the campus are ever present - one of those only via phone call or indirect reference.
I'd definitely recommend it however, I quite enjoyed it.
Less predictable, get rid of the contriving sub plots, eliminate unrealistic events.
Too many to reiterate. But the highlight is Caruso finding the helicopter in the middle of the Alps and on foot. Give us a break. This is third rate authorship.
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