DISCOVER THE EXPLOSIVE THRILLER IN THE BESTSELLING JACK RYAN SERIES
A NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND PRESIDENT JACK RYAN'S AMERICA . . .
A container ship from Shanghai explodes on its approach to Seattle.
A US spy vessel in the South China Sea tangles with the Chinese navy.
A stolen USB stick recovered in Texas exposes a terrorist conspiracy.
As America is outmaneuvered by an increasingly bold President Zhou of China, Jack Ryan depends on the operatives of the Campus secret intelligence agency to plug the gaps between diplomacy and negotiation.
But as an international summit approaches, Ryan must face Zhou alone.
What he doesn't know is that the secret mastermind plotting conspiracy and destruction has had the leader of the free world in his sights all along . . .
Praise for Tom Clancy:
'He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times
'Heart-stopping action . . . entertaining and eminently topical' Washington Post
'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' Sunday Times
'A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex' Daily Mail
'A virtuoso display of page-turning talent' Sunday Express
In this superior franchise entry, Cameron (Field of Fire) delivers plenty of action along with the spycraft and weapons details that Tom Clancy fans have always loved. President Jack Ryan is dealing with confrontations with China over maritime claims in the South China Seas; his son, Jack Jr., is working with FBI special agent Kelsey Callahan to destroy a child sex slavery operation; and John Clark, Jack Jr.'s boss at the Campus, a covert antiterrorism organization, is searching for Magdalena Rojas, a 13-year-old girl who's been trafficked. Cameron successfully juggles the three separate plot lines, each engrossing on its own, and seamlessly stitches them together by novel's end. The original Clancy characters often get short shrift in these series continuations, but not here: both Ryans receive an impressive amount of page time, and the highly competent and often ruthless Clark gets to show why he is "a legend in the intelligence community." All the writers who have contributed to this series since Clancy's death have been good, but Cameron's formidable performance puts him at the head of the pack.)
This is a decent Jack Ryan jr book. It has some interesting story lines from start to 3/4 through but the ending leaves more to be desired, with many of the sub-stories not concluded.
3 our of 5