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?
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By Trevor on 30-07-14
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, despite Tom moving on this still was a great story
Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?
Narrator was good, not quite as good as Lou Diamond but pretty close.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The book kept me into it from start to finish.
Any additional comments?
I thought i would give this a go but without Tom around anymore i was not expecting much but I was in the story from start to finish. The book was based on just 1 campus member so did miss the others especially J Ryan jnr but Sherman was with Dom all the way through which helped. But overall this book was great and kept me as into it as if Tom had written it himself, looking forward to more campus adventures now :) Hope Mark is able to continue to keep Tom's legacy going on :)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By d on 28-07-14
great tom clancy book
Would you listen to Tom Clancy Support and Defend again? Why?
I was very dubious about listening to a "post mortem" written book , but I very pleasantly surprised by this book . In fact this surpasses a lot of earlier books.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By James on 25-07-14
A great action packed spy novel!
This is a great action packed spy novel. Ethan Ross is on the run with information everybody wants. Dom Caruso wants revenge for the death of a friend and his family. A great story read by Scott Brick who gives an excellent performance. Dom Caruso is the only Campus operator who oppears in this novel with reference to the others only. Still it is probably one of the better Campus novels even though their is no Jack Ryan Senior or Junior in this book. Mark Greaney does a great job continuing on with this series on his own after the death of Tom Clancy with whom the Campus novels were co-written. A great read and an enjoyable listen. Tom Clancy readers will not be disappointed.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Bradford on 30-07-14
First post-Clancy book; IMHO not a "Campus" book
Would you try another book from Mark Greaney and/or Scott Brick?
I don't think I'll be back to Mark Greaney; for me there are better choices out there.
Scott Brick, to me, has a great voice quality but he also has a strange narrative style; many times he ends sentences almost as if they are questions. "I am going to the bathroom?", "He stepped out of the shower?"; distracting and out of character.
Would you recommend Tom Clancy Support and Defend to your friends? Why or why not?
I wouldn't recommend. IMHO, this is not a true Clancy-quality book or a "Campus" book in anyway, shape or form; if you are expecting a new Campus novel with all of the crew you will be disappointed.
This book, on the cover, claims to be a "Campus" novel. You will not see Jack Ryan here, nor Junior, nor will you see most of the major Campus characters. It was almost as if whoever owns the rights to Clancys character told Greaney "Look, now that Toms' gone and you're on your own you can write a book with 3 minor Campus members and if that works out we'll see about letting you write with some of his main characters". About all that shows up here is Dominic Caruso (the main character and the most prevalent Campus player of this book), the minor Campus character Adara Sherman (Flight Attendant \ Nurse) and very, very brief appearances by Jerry Hendley (Campus chief). Other than that, no Campus. Very disappointing.
What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?
Was Tom Clancy Support and Defend worth the listening time?
Yes, but I was ready for it to be over.
Any additional comments?
The story seemed a bit too contrived in many ways.
I don't care for stories where the main characters just happen to have info or connections right where they need them at a critical juncture; it seems unimaginative. To me, this seems to happen several times in this story. Paraphrasing one example in this book: Caruso: "I need information on naval vessels". Sherman:" Well I just happen to have been in the Navy and know all there is to know about that". Please.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful