INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . .
**'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' Sunday Times**
Someone wants Jack Ryan Dead - and fast...
Covert operative Jack Ryan Jr is enjoying some well-earned R&R when an attempt is made on his life. He survives, only to learn that another attempt on his life is imminent.
Having barely survived the first time, Jack sets out to find out who wants him dead, and why...
Using clues left by his would-be assassin, Jack follows a trail that leads through France and Switzerland to Rostock, a shadowy security firm based in Germany. Jack knows its head, Jurgen Rostock, from a previous operation - one that has apparently drawn the man's fury.
Without the resources of The Campus - the elite agency from which he is on a leave-of-absence - but with the help of an investigative journalist, Jack embarks on his own secret campaign to uncover the truth about Rostock. And what he finds is that they are up to something both big and very, very bad.
But what can one man do against all Rostock's might?
The world is about to find out.
Blackwood's fast-moving second thriller featuring Jack Ryan Jr. (after 2015's Tom Clancy: Under Fire) finds Jack on leave from his secret organization, the Campus. Even though Jack is hampered by the lack of backup and expert assistants, he shows determination and serious spymaster skills as he contends with a mysterious group of Germans who are trying to kill him. After a second attempt on his life, Jack acquires a sidekick, journalist Effrem Likkel, who has been researching a story about Ren Allemand, a French soldier who disappeared from his post in Port-Bou t, Ivory Coast, where he was part of a peacekeeping mission. Jack and Effrem engage in plenty of fighting and sleuthing as they race around the U.S., Europe, and Africa one step ahead of their pursuers. Blackwood, like Mark Greaney (who has also contributed to the Clancy franchise), is adept at hewing to Clancy's overall vision while producing books that are better written than the Clancy originals.
Tom Clancy lives on
I have been and avid reader of Tom Clancy novels over many decades and his collaborations have enabled some of his characters to live on beyond his untimely death. Another great read.
Sorry, but I got bored
It just got so predictable I yawned. Unreleastic - PLEASE TAKE ME BACK TO THE DAYS of ‘Without Remorse’.