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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Back to the old Tom Clancy!

"Threat Vector" is Tom Clancy back at his best. I have not been especially happy with some of Clancy's more recent books but this one it first class. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellant characterization. Cyberterriorism is something that is real and people that can do at least most of the things that Clancy's villain does really exist and are doing damage all over the world. The sooner we become aware of such things the better off we will be.

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  • Michael
  • Orangevale, CA, United States
  • 03-18-13

Thriller

What did you love best about Threat Vector?

It keep me guessing on who was behind the plot. This was another good write by Clancey

Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, at first I was not use to his style, He is getting better though

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Couldn't Wait

What did you love best about Threat Vector?

I liked the technology as applied to the "real" world.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the "good guy" characters.

What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

I liked his portrayal of the different characters' voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wanted to get to the end of the book to find out what happened but I didn't want the story to be over.

Any additional comments?

I really liked the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips. Somewhat chose the book because of this.

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Sorry Have NOT had time to get to it yet!

Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

Sorry but so far I have not had time to listen to it ! When I do I will be glad to review it for you!

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  • Holly
  • Midlothian, TX, United States
  • 03-17-13

Frighteningly close to real events and a must read

What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

The characters who have wound their way throughout the Jack Ryan novels feel like family at this point. The members of this remarkably talented group struggle with everyday wishes and problems. You care about what happens to them.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I listened to this just days before the Chinese government hacked into several US companies. Their People's Liberation Army is believed to be behind cyber attacks which have, in 2013, been accused of hacking into Facebook, Apple, the New York Times, companies involved in the critical infrastructure of the United States such as the electrical power grid, gas lines and waterworks and and US government agencies, among others. While this is a work of fiction, Clancy has once again tapped into the events that are shaping life as we know it right now. The intricate chain of events and weaving together of the lives of each character keep you on the edge of your seat. The level of reality to what is really coming out of China today will scare the heck out of you.

Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Tense and scary

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Tomorrow's news

Clancy up to his old style. China claims the southern China sea for it's own and the US is under massive cyber attack. Lots of the technical details for which Clancy is so well known with his usual cast of character. If you like Clancy, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Joel
  • Dallas
  • 03-15-13

Good Clancy, but not his best

If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

Typical Clancy espionage

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, but it was not as fast moving, with a lot detail that disrupted my concentration.

Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is alway excellent

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Future Cyber warfare could be today

Any additional comments?

The cyber attack are a real possibility. Having the President's son doing under cover in China is too unrealistic.

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  • Bethann
  • Corvallis, OR, United States
  • 03-13-13

Is this a Fiction or Real Life event happening?

Would you consider the audio edition of Threat Vector to be better than the print version?

I think it would be best to have it on audio. I liked it!

What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is just a great reader! Good ability to keep the story interesting.

Any additional comments?

This is a good book to travel to. It really made us want to get going to hear more story.

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loved it, action packed, five stories at once, lol

Would you listen to Threat Vector again? Why?

Yes, I would because it was very entertaining

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes and very timely with the chinese plot,

What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

of all the people that read books aloud ldp is without a doubt the best. His voice and inflection when necessary make all the difference<br/>

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

well done

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Classic Clancy!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Lou Diamond Phillips was a great choice as narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The timely subject matter of cyber warfare and the detail in which Clancy explains how real it is. I love the Jack Ryan characters and this book is a great addition to the series. I like the technical information related to cyber warfare and the manner in which is explained. It is not as dry and technical as the data in "The Hunt for Red October".

Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

John Clark... Always pictured him with a tough, raspy voice and Phillips captures it well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I hated to hit pause long enough to run into a store or other errand.

Any additional comments?

The length may sound long but flies by as quickly as reading hardback copies.