jgerrard06, February 9, 2012 (view all comments by jgerrard06)
Tom Clancy again finds a way to continue the story of the Ryan family, along with the rest of the colourful personalities we have come to know, without getting redundant. Clancy tortures his characters as well as anyone. The story is timely and relevant as always and he manages to bring together multiple story lines seamlessly for the conclusion. I was sorry to see it end and I eagerly await the next installment. No Clancy fan will be disappointed with his latest effort.
Eugene George, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Eugene George)
One of the best Clancy books in years. Not only do we get Jack Ryan Jr. & the Campus, but we get the original Jack Ryan as well. Jack Sr's mad at the current wimpy administration & lack of intelligence in the spy community so he decides to run for President again. John Clark & Domingo Chavez return as well!
A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they dont have.
The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade. A young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock. Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the countrys nuclear ambitions. Until now, that program was impeded by a lack of resources. However, there has been a dramatic change in the nations economic fortune. A rich deposit of valuable minerals have been found in the Hermit Kingdom. Coupled with their nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.
Theres just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan the elimination of the president of the United States.
One of Tom Clancy's most storied characters, Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America's secrets from falling into enemy hands in this blockbuster new novel written by Clancy's longtime coauthor.
Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Dominic Caruso is presented with the deadliest challenge of his career.
Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he cant save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack
Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now hes a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?
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