Synopses & Reviews
A major motion picture starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Alan Bates and Michael Byrne!
Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East—as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution—before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world.
- Movie release: May 31, 2002
- Studio: Paramount
- Director: Phil Alden Robinson (Sneakers, Field of Dreams)
- Producer: Mace Neufeld (Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger)
“A whiz-bang page-turner!”—The New York Times Book Review
“The Sum of All Fears delivers!”—People
“Explosive.”—Detroit Free Press
“A nonstop roller coaster ride to a nail-biting climax…ingenious.”—Publishers Weekly
“Tom Clancy at his best…This is a book not to be missed.”—Dallas Morning News
“Extraordinary suspense.”—Kansas City Star
“Clancy delivers with deadly accuracy and power…a spectacularly violent climax.”—Playboy
“Truly chilling…harrowing.”—Chicago Tribune
“Clancy knows how to build a thriller…stirring and vivid.”—Boston Globe
“Hair-raising…This is quite a rouser.”—Kirkus Reviews
CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan returns to the screen in Paramount Pictures' film adaptation of this novel of intrigue, set for release in May and starring Ben Affleck as Ryan. The Gulf War is over and an Israeli nuclear weapon is missing. The balance of power in the Mideast--and the world--is about to change forever. Jack Ryan returns to face the challenge of his career when his proposal for a Middle Eastern peace plan erupts into chaos.
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.