In Red Rabbit Tom Clancy gives Jack Ryan fans an insight into his greatest hero's first years fighting terrorism. Jack Ryan. The early CIA days...When young Jack Ryan joins the CIA as an analyst he is thrust into a world of political intrigue and conspiracy. Stationed in England, he quickly finds himself debriefing a Soviet defector with an ...
In Red Rabbit Tom Clancy gives Jack Ryan fans an insight into his greatest hero's first years fighting terrorism. Jack Ryan. The early CIA days...When young Jack Ryan joins the CIA as an analyst he is thrust into a world of political intrigue and conspiracy. Stationed in England, he quickly finds himself debriefing a Soviet defector with an extraordinary story to tell: senior Russian officials are plotting to assassinate Pope John Paul II. The CIA novice must forget his inexperience and rely on all his wits to firstly discover the details of the plot - and then prevent its execution. For it is not just the Pope's life that is at stake, but also the stability of the Western World. Red Rabbit is the thrilling eighth novel featuring Jack Ryan, following The Sum of All Fears and Debt of Honour. Published after Executive Orders, the novel charts Jack Ryan's earliest mission for the CIA, and is the stunning prequel to The Hunt For Red October. Praise for Tom Clancy: "Truly riveting, a dazzling read." (Sunday Express). "A brilliantly constructed thriller." (Daily Mail).
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A Good read that fills in some of the spaces between other stories.
Sep 17, 2007
If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor...
Don't bother. Even as a new Tom Clancy fan, I was EXTREMELY disappointed in this book. In fact, I fell asleep every time I tried to finish it. As an adventure-suspense-thriller, it is markedly lacking in adventure, suspense and thrills. The biggest moment of suspense is waiting for Jack Ryan to find a decent cup of coffee and the biggest thrill, the crossing of the Yugoslavian border in a shipping crate. The plot is very straightforward which is the only plus I see in the book. The KGB plans to murder the Pope, which disgusts a communications officer who decides to defect in order to clear his conscience. My biggest problem with the book is the the fact that it takes so long to tell the story. He makes the mistake of telling the characters repeating thoughts over and over. The characters are generally lacking of any kind of individuality which makes it difficult to differentiate between the characters. In my opinion the book could have been good, and the storyline wasn't bad, but the way the book was written and the length makes reading it a daunting task.
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