Synopses & Reviews
Decades ago, as a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan Sr. was sent out to investigate the death of an operativeonly to uncover the existence of a KGB assassin codenamed Zenith. He was never able to find the killer
In the present, a new strongman has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republicthe enigmatic President Valeri Volodon. But the foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past. And none who know of it have lived to tell. For he has set a plot in motiona plot to return Russia to its former glory.
But when a family friend of Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan Jr.aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campusmust delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started.
With President Ryan fighting the political battle of his life, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, global conflict becomes imminentand the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all
"In the entertaining final Jack Ryan novel from bestseller Clancy (1947 2013), Russian president Valeri Volodin has imperialistic ambitions similar to those of a certain real-life Russian president. Failure to annex Estonia thanks to unexpected NATO resistance only redirects Russian attention to the Crimea and other lands currently outside NATO's formal umbrella. Meanwhile, President Ryan's son, Jack Ryan Jr., investigates what appears to be an unrelated case involving Russian gangsters exploiting a corrupt system to steal a vast fortune. In fact, the opportunistic appropriation links the ambitions of a once-obscure KGB officer decades ago to the events unfolding in the Crimean region and to the early career of President Ryan himself. Although the military conflict is an important part of the plot, this is a classic spy novel. Fans of extended combat sequences should look elsewhere, as the focus is on high stakes espionage and assassinations carried out in rented rooms and dark alleys, not well-lit battlefields. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"[Clancy] has an uncanny feel for the intersection of real-world intelligence, terrorism, and fiction." -The Daily Beast
“Once again, the acrid scent of cordite wafted through my imagination during the climactic gun battle as Clancys characters from the world of intelligence achieved yet another victory over the forces of evil.”—The Washington Times
“Vintage Clancy…A pleasing fairytale for people who like things that blow up.”—Kirkus Reviews
The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team.
Theres a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
About the Author
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 Baltimores 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 onto 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.
Mark Greaney has a degree in International Relations and Political Science and is pursuing his Masters in Intelligence Studies with a concentration in Criminal Intelligence. He is the author of the Gray Man novels The Gray Man, On Target, Ballistic, and Dead Eye. In his research for the Gray Man novels, he travelled to seven countries, and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close range combat tactics.