Jack Ryan is the new US President - in the latest blockbuster from the world's leading thriller writer, continuing the story of the spectacularly successful No 1 bestseller Debt of Honour. At the dramatic climax of Debt of Honour, a runaway Jumbo Jet has crashed into the Capitol Building in Washington, leaving the President dead, along with most ...
Jack Ryan is the new US President - in the latest blockbuster from the world's leading thriller writer, continuing the story of the spectacularly successful No 1 bestseller Debt of Honour. At the dramatic climax of Debt of Honour, a runaway Jumbo Jet has crashed into the Capitol Building in Washington, leaving the President dead, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before was confirmed as the new caretaker Vice-President is told that he is now President of the United States. President John Patrick Ryan. But how do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? Ryan knows that the eyes of the world are on him now - and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, in Tehran and even in Washington, there are those eager to take advantage. Soon they will make their moves; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he could not imagine it.
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Excellent novel and well worth the reading by a superb author
Oct 24, 2013
A Thought Provoking Book
Jack Ryan has been become the President Of The United States due to a series of bizarre events. Now, seeing the US in a weakened position, enemies begin a series of attacks designed to elevate them and topple the US. Attacked internally and externally can the US survive? You'll have read this book to find out.
Dec 9, 2010
A Tom Clancey "home run". I read the book and needed to have it as an audio for my wife and I to enjoy as we travel. Highly recomended whether it be audio or book form. Albris was the only place I could find the audio version of this book. Thanks Albris.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-08-05 At 896 pages, half a million words and nearly four pounds, Clancy's new novel is a bruiser. It packs a whale of a wallop too, starting with a knock-down premise set up in Debt of Honor, which ended with a jetliner crashing into the Capitol, taking out the president, congress, the cabinet and the Supreme Court justices. As the new novel opens, longtime Clancy hero Jack Ryan, named minutes before the crash to the post of V.P., has just been sworn in as chief of state. What's it like to be thrust into the world's hottest hotseat? Clancy has, in effect, written three novels in one here. The first, running about 200 pages, deals with that question in brilliant detailæthe crushing of Ryan's personal life as he's sucked into the vortex of presidential duty and scrutiny; the tentative acceptance of ultimate power and responsibility as he realizes he is The Man. Within this scenario, Clancy seeds his other major story lines. Domestic opposition to Ryanæand to his grassroots American valuesæis stirred up by venal politicos, fat cats and corrupt media types as Ryan tries to rebuild the government along conservative lines. Foreign trouble arises in Iran, meanwhile, which subsumes Iraq and unleashes biological warfare on the U.S., allowing Clancy to toss in a medical thriller-within-a-thriller that holds its own with Cook and Palmer. Like a savvy crooner saving his hit songs for the encore, Clancy waits until his final 150 pages to give readers the stuff that put him on the map: here, strutted in a fury of air, sea and land battles between Yanks and "rag-heads." As usual, Clancy offers no moral middle ground, only white hats and black; he also soapboxes mercilessly for a radically right agenda. He's a war-gamer without peer, though, and his plotting here is masterful, as is his strumming of patriotic heartstrings. This is heavyweight entertainment, and come pub date it's going to be the world champion of the bestseller lists. Two million first printing; $800,000 ad/promo; BOMC main selection. (Aug.)
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