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THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER IN TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN SERIES - INSPIRATION FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES
A plane is intercepted flying at the Whitehouse. The Vice-President collapses and dies. And a plan is launched to kidnap the First Lady . . .
President Jack Ryan always feared the greatest threat would be to the nation - from Russia, China or an act of international terrorism. Never in his wildest dreams could he imagine it could be so personal - so directed at him.
As the President scrambles to fight back, regain control and save those he loves, the men and women protecting him must work fast to solve three mysteries:
Who has the power to do this?
Why attack the President of the US?
And how can they be found and stopped? . . .
PRAISE FOR TOM CLANCY
'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' SUNDAY TIMES
'A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch' DAILY MAIL
'A virtuoso display of page-turning talent' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Heart-stopping action . . . entertaining and eminently topical' WASHINGTON POST
Bestseller Cameron's admirable if flawed fifth Jack Ryan novel (after 2020's Shadow of the Dragon) injects new blood into the late Tom Clancy's signature franchise. President Jack Ryan's efforts to push a protectionist pharmaceutical bill through Congress alarms greedy billionaire Harjit Malhotra, whose pending sale of his generic drug manufacturing company, which would increase his wealth tenfold, is under threat from the legislation. In order to distract the president from ensuring its passage, Malhotra hires Se or Gil, the founder of the Camarilla, a secretive cadre of ruthless mercenaries, to abduct First Lady Cathy Ryan, among other no-less-violent crimes. Cameron skillfully depicts the audacious and bloody kidnapping, but it's all in service of weak and contrived motives, which a last-second gotcha moment makes superfluous anyway. Jack Ryan Jr., a member of the Campus, "an off-the-books quasigovernmental intelligence organization," is mostly background noise, though Cameron introduces new Campus members, who are developed enough to merit their own series. Readers will hope for a more worthy foe in the next entry. Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME.