The Teeth of the Tiger is the first Jack Ryan Jr novel by Tom Clancy. Just before Jack Ryan stepped down as US President, he created a secret organisation designed to operate in areas where the CIA and FBI couldn't go - able to use any and all means to neutralise terrorists who threatened America. Now his son, Jack Ryan, Jr, is part of that ...
The Teeth of the Tiger is the first Jack Ryan Jr novel by Tom Clancy. Just before Jack Ryan stepped down as US President, he created a secret organisation designed to operate in areas where the CIA and FBI couldn't go - able to use any and all means to neutralise terrorists who threatened America. Now his son, Jack Ryan, Jr, is part of that organisation and he's on the front line when a group of Islamic terrorists backed up by Colombian drug smuggles strike at the heart of American society. With no conventional way to hit back at the shadowy ringleaders, it's left to Jack Ryan Jr to take on the terrorists the only way he knows how...Internationally bestselling author Tom Clancy first introduced Jack Ryan Jr in The Teeth of the Tiger, returning to his story in Dead or Alive and Locked On. Threat Vector, the fourth thriller in the gripping series, will be available from Penguin in December 2012. Praise for Tom Clancy: "Incredibly addictive ...400 tightly woven, adrenalin-fuelled pages". (Daily Mail). "Truly riveting, a dazzling read". (Sunday Express). "Heart-stopping action ...entertaining and eminently topical". (Washington Post). "Classic Clancy ...well-constructed tension and realistic action". (Short List). Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.
I'm a Clancy fan for many years, yet when I picked up the teeth of the tiger it failed to impress. To start off Clancy if you ask me was trying way to hard to do something different, in trying to make a simple read and he didn't make it. To start out with the concept of the book isn't a bad plot but its the main characters and the BAD dialog that puts this book down for the count. The characters are so just not Clancy, they are all new and the same in that every one is rich and good looking and Jack Jr. knows how to find the bad guys better than any one else on his first day on the job. But where is book really lets down is the dialog, you think Clancy you think of technology and politics and mature writing. Well this didn't work out as well, between the brothers talking like kids instead of adults i mean bet your bippie? So the one real shot Clancy took at writing a normal book failed in my respect because of lack of detail and mature writing, if you've ever read Clancy you know what i mean.
Oct 9, 2009
Half a book full price
The lady and the tiger. Perhaps the waiter that took your meal half finished without asking if you were done, and then stacked another plate on it. Remember that baseball game that switched to a commercial just before the winning home run was hit. This book reads like a ghost writer didn't get his last payment or was working on a very small retainer when T C stopped payment on his checks. Lacked the usual polish.
Did T C have a stroke, or NPHC like Robert Heinlein. RJL
Sep 17, 2007
This book is definitely worth reading in fact, I couldn't put it down once I started reading. Readers who enjoy the espionage genre should not miss this book. In the book, Hendley Associates, is an "off the books" intelligence agency. Created by the former president, "The Campus" keeps itself funded by playing the stock market which allows them to prevent Congress from overseeing them and thereby allowing them to kill targets(suspected terrorists) without legal constraints. I'm not sure if I'm ready to call THE TEETH OF THE TIGER Clancy's best book, but I would most assuredly at this point call it my favorite. And though this piece may not be Clancy's best work, it is much more devoid of some of the highly technical descriptions of military hardware that makes people who don't understand military lingo want to skip a couple pages (like in Sum of All Fears). The novel moves along smoothly and gets to the finish progressively. Highly recommended, whether you're a Clancy fan or not.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-08-11 While last year's Clancy novel, Red Rabbit, hit #1 first week out, sales reportedly were down from previous books, as were the thumbs of critics, who found the book slow, talky and lacking in action. In an effort to repair the damage as well as to revitalize his long-running Jack Ryan series, Clancy has scrapped his usual one-novel-every-two-years cycle to deliver a shorter, swifter tale featuring not Ryan but Ryan's son, also known as Jack, as well as two of young Jack's cousins, fraternal twins Dominic and Brian Caruso, the former an FBI agent, the latter a Marine. All three are recruited to a privately funded vigilante organization, Hendley Associates, that aims to strike at America's enemies-particularly, terrorists-when the Feds can't or won't. The narrative divides into two parts. The first concerns the training of the three, with young Ryan basically pushing his way into the organization while Dominic is signed on after taking the law into his own hands by shooting a child killer, and Brian after demonstrating smarts during combat in Afghanistan. Their grapplings with the moral and logistical demands of their new jobs alternate with a villains' plot, as Islamic terrorists cut a deal with Colombian drug smugglers, sneak into the U.S. and move toward their killing-field objectives, four shopping malls in mid-America. The plot strands tie up in a terrifically exciting sequence, the novel's highlight, as Dom and Brian, by chance shopping at one mall, take down four of the terrorists. But the terrorists kill scores of innocents, so the rest of the novel details American vengeance-the teeth of the tiger-as the twins fly to Europe, followed by Jack, to take out several of the terrorists' handlers. This isn't Clancy's strongest novel, but it's a big improvement over Red Rabbit. Geopolitical analysis and operational details overwhelm the few action sequences, perhaps to the chagrin of many Clancy fans, but the author knows this stuff like no one else and delivers it all in his inimitable clipped manner. Clancy's smart flag-waving and targeting of terrorists will please many, of course, and leaves plenty of room for sequels. Expect generally satisfied fans and huge sales. (On sale Aug. 11) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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