Synopses & Reviews
Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse.
He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage.
Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deathsAmerica. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion.
When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action.
As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit isJack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.
Heart-stopping. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Heart-stopping. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) [A] stunning conclusion. (USA Today)
It begins with the murder of an American woman in the back streets of Tokyo. It ends in war...
In a world at peace, Jack Ryan is the President's National Security Advisor-but the wages of peace are as complex-and devastating-as war itself.
Clancy takes a bold look at what our nation's leaders are calling "the new world order". A world at peace, where yesterday's enemies are tomorrow's allies. The players are National Security Advisor Jack Ryan and his CIA colleagues. The crisis is a chain of events in which the wages of peace are as complex and devastating as the wages of war.
About the Author
Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.