Jack Ryan confronts terrorists armed with a stolen nuclear weapon in Tom Clancy's spectacular international No 1 bestseller -- now a major film starring Morgan Freeman, with Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan. As those in power around the globe face up to the challenges of a new world order, in Washington CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan is putting everything ...
Jack Ryan confronts terrorists armed with a stolen nuclear weapon in Tom Clancy's spectacular international No 1 bestseller -- now a major film starring Morgan Freeman, with Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan. As those in power around the globe face up to the challenges of a new world order, in Washington CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan is putting everything into a plan that could finally bring peace to a Middle East still suffering from the ravages of war. But too many groups have invested too much blood to allow the plan to succeed -- the terrorists have one final desperate card to play. With one terrible act the world is plunged into nuclear crisis. His dreams of peace shattered, Ryan is confronted with a situation he has never dared to imagine: with the world standing on the brink of war, what do you do if the US President is incompetent to deal with the greatest crisis of all?
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This is a typical Tom Clancy novel: either you like it or you can't figure out what all the fuss is about. The story, although written about 15 years ago, is as relevant today as it was when it was written. The multi-level plot deals with Middle Eastern terrorists trying to create a WMD. Will they succeed? Will Jack save the day? Read it and find out. An enjoyable read for those who like Mr. Clancy's work.
May 12, 2008
Where is the missing nuclear bomb
Like all Tom Clancy's books, there are so many different things going on, it is hard to decide which to focus on in this review. Arab terrorists are going to try to blow up the superbowl, being attended by the President of the United state, in Denver, with a nuclear warheard they have reconfigured. (long story) Ryan is trying to get the Israli's to sit down with the Arabs and work out a peace agreement Through the efforts of Ryan and several others, the Pope has agreed to be the chairperson of these negotiations. The Russians have broken an American encoding system called Stripe. The widower, president Fowler, has placed his love interest, Liz Elliot ,in a very high official position where she has the presidents ear at all times. (Natioanl Security Advisor) Liz Elliot hates Jack Ryan, and tries to discredit him with every chance she gets. There are a few more very important things that are going to happen that I will let you find out on your own.. A great story--worth the time to read
Publishers Weekly, 1991-06-14 Clancy evolves from storyteller to novelist in his latest techno-thriller, as gadgets take second place to politics and personalities. In the late 1990s the world is cautiously emerging from the Cold War; even the Arab-Israeli conflict is being resolved, thanks to the cleverness of Clancy's hero Jack Ryan. But as confrontation yields to cooperation, what becomes of displaced terrorists? Palestinians without a cause and East Germans without a country seek to rekindle U.S.-U.S.S.R. animosity. A small nuclear device is exploded at the Super Bowl; in Berlin American and Russian troops are tricked into firing on each other; residual suspicions carry the action from there. After the solution of the Middle East crisis serves as an exciting preliminary to the main plot, the novel's middle parts seem a recycling of situations and characters from Red October and Cardinal of the Kremlin. But in the last third of the book Clancy integrates story lines, taking readers on a nonstop roller-coaster ride to a nail-biting finish. Fundamentally, Clancy is writing about a vital and elusive quality: grace under pressure. Whether terrorists or statesmen, Clancy's characters face a common challenge--situations that break down pretensions of rank, power and ideology. Their responses, carefully and empathetically constructed, make this book compelling instead of merely ingenious. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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