INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . .
Command Authority sees the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan.
Decades ago, as a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. inadvertently uncovered the existence of a KGB assassin, code-named Zenith. He never found the killer.
In the present, President Valeri Volodin has risen to power in the Russian republic. But the foundations of his empire are built on a bloody secret from the past, and he'll eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth.
When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And for Jack Ryan, Jr. it's time to finish what his father started . . .
Tom Clancy's Command Authority is a brand new full-throttle all-action adventure, and follows Threat Vector and Locked On as the newest Jack Ryan novel.
Praise for Tom Clancy:
'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' Sunday Times
'The inventor of the techno-thriller' Daily Telegraph
In the entertaining final Jack Ryan novel from bestseller Clancy (1947 2013), Russian president Valeri Volodin has imperialistic ambitions similar to those of a certain real-life Russian president. Failure to annex Estonia thanks to unexpected NATO resistance only redirects Russian attention to the Crimea and other lands currently outside NATO's formal umbrella. Meanwhile, President Ryan's son, Jack Ryan Jr., investigates what appears to be an unrelated case involving Russian gangsters exploiting a corrupt system to steal a vast fortune. In fact, the opportunistic appropriation links the ambitions of a once-obscure KGB officer decades ago to the events unfolding in the Crimean region and to the early career of President Ryan himself. Although the military conflict is an important part of the plot, this is a classic spy novel. Fans of extended combat sequences should look elsewhere, as the focus is on high stakes espionage and assassinations carried out in rented rooms and dark alleys, not well-lit battlefields.
How close to the truth……?
What an author and what a book! When you consider what is going on in the Black Sea at the moment (Spring 2014), you have to say that Clancy got it bang-on again (think how close to the truth Red October was). Really going to miss reading him, one of a kind, truely great story teller of our time. Thanks Tom, RIP.
I love being on the Clancy roller-coaster. It's just like being on the team. Excellently researched and presented blockbuster. Thank-you, Sir for the fun and the fury.
Another gripping multifaceted Jack Ryan story. Built up gradually straight away with many twists and turns along the way. So sad their won't be another!