THE LATEST ELECTRIC THRILLER IN TOM CLANCY'S NO. 1 BESTSELLING JACK RYAN SERIES
Jack Ryan - out to avenge the murder of an old friend - finds himself in deep trouble fast . . .
A blast from out of the past . . .
After a mission goes wrong Jack Ryan heads to Barcelona for some required R&R. In a restaurant he bumps into old friend Renee Moore - but they have barely time to talk before a bomb blows the place apart.
Dying in Jack's arms, Renee gasps a final word: 'Sammler'. Unsure who or what this is but not a believer in coincidences, he decides to investigate both Renee's reasons for being in Spain and the bombing itself.
Soon, Jack is on the trail of a secretive organisation intent on bringing the world's great powers to the brink of war . . .
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Bestseller Maden's unfocused fourth entry in Clancy's Jack Ryan Jr. franchise (after 2019's Enemy Contact) takes Jack to Barcelona, Spain, for some vacation after an intelligence mission in South Korea. On his last day before returning home to Virginia, Jake is having a drink in a bar when he spots Ren e Moore, a college classmate with whom he was once romantically involved. After chatting, the two agree to get together that evening. Seconds after Jake leaves the bar, the place blows up. Ren e dies, but not before uttering a mysterious word: Sammler. Jack joins Laia Brossa, a Spanish Centro Nacional de Inteligencia agent, to hunt down the organization responsible for Ren e's death. Meanwhile, someone is torpedoing container ships in the South Pacific. Large swaths of Spanish history tend to slow the narrative, and readers will struggle to engage with extremely shadowy villains with equally shadowy motives. Even after the main threads are pulled together and the evildoers unmasked, the criminal element and motive remain murky. Maden, a thriller pro, is capable of better. \n
Couldn’t put down