But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.
A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.
With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.
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By Benjamin on 07-01-12
From start to finish
This was a fantastic listen. My first Tom Clancy and I loved it. Lou Diamond Phillips is a superb narrator. He can not do a Welsh accent, at all. Fortunately there were only half a dozen lines requiring it (as such worth a listen for that alone)
I'm going for Dead or Alive, the book before this in the series next.
Hope this helps
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Imran on 05-05-13
Great read let down by an abrupt ending
I have been a Tom Clancy fan for many years, so when I purchased an Audible membership I thought I would give his latest book a try!
The story line is excellent with lots of action and intrigue, narrated well by Lou Diamond Philips.
Unfortunately it is let down by an ending which felt like there was something missing. As with all Clancy novels I was expecting things to come to head for a grand finale, unfortunately I was let down somewhat. The ending was not as grandiose as I would have anticipated from previous Clancy novels.
Other than the last couple of chapters I found the book an excellent read, however I would recommend listening to the previous Jack Ryan Jnr novel as this follows on chronologically form that.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Jackie on 14-11-13
WHAT? WHEN? WHO? WHY? WHERE?
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone who likes lots of detail about the characters, location and politics; and don't mind if the story drags on and on and on.
What could Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Cut back on the characters (way to many to keep up with) the story didn't grab me and I didn't know where it was going, I didn't know who was significant to the story. I couldn't follow who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. I didn't know why some characters were introduced into the story.
What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Lou Diamond Phillips was great...I personally think the story needs a re-write.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
...I am more than half way through the story and so far the answer would be done. I am going to finish it (it's taken awhile-because I don't like it) and unless some miracle pops out at the end I am sticking with done.P.S. If, some miracle pops out at the end I will come back and update this remark.
Any additional comments?
Often I don't give much credit to reviews that rate 1 or 2 when the majority of the ratings are 4's and 5's but next time I will read them and consider them more than I have in the past.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
By Aaron on 30-08-13
labored, intensive, mostly dull.
Formulaic. Somehow it had just enough interest to keep my listening for the entire time, but cannot recall why now.
The romance had a nice twist, but was otherwise littered with corny dialogue and telling emotions with little feeling.
Glad that George Bush and Bush Jr. were along for the ride. Too many political undertones for my taste, but I guess we must all choose sides eventually, right?
5 of 5 people found this review helpful