President Jack Ryan deals with the worst breach U.S. intelligence has ever suffered in this “compelling and frighteningly realistic”* thriller in Tom Clancy’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.
A massive data breach has compromised the personal information of millions of American military officers and intelligence agents. After several deadly attacks on off-duty personnel and their families, President Jack Ryan faces one of the greatest challenges of his career. Can he find the hackers and cap the flow of information before it’s too late?
Tom Clancy fans should welcome Greaney's fast-paced fourth solo Jack Ryan novel (after 2015's Commander in Chief), in which once again a small group of heroes tackles a daunting national security threat. Ryan is now president, and his son, Jack Ryan Jr., works for a covert group known as the Campus. Both are tested when an information leak leads to carefully planned hits on members of the military and the intelligence community, apparently carried out by ISIS. The proliferation and scope of the attacks somehow don't result in widespread panic. President Ryan is able to resist pressure to respond militarily, which he believes would play into the terrorists' hands. Meanwhile, Jack Jr., an analyst as well as a skilled field agent, races against time to forestall further loss of life by tracing the leak. Those who don't mind major improbabilities (America's director of national intelligence flies to Iraq to supervise an operation without notifying the president) will be more than satisfied. Author tour.