THE THRILLING NEXT INSTALMENT IN TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN JR. SERIES
A spy in the cross hairs . . .
Jack Ryan Jr. lands in Israel. A few hours of simple spycraft for an old friend in the CIA then he's off the hook. Espionage has never been so easy.
Then in a crowded market, he spots the glint of a knife. Without a thought, he throws himself in front of the targets - an American woman and her young son.
Suddenly, Jack is facing a team of trained international killers and two very big questions. Who wants this mother and child dead that badly? And why?
Cover blown, alone and outgunned on foreign soil, Jack will need all his wits to find out - and then to somehow stop them . . .
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
'A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex' Daily Mail
'A virtuoso display of page-turning talent' Sunday Express
The exciting eighth Jack Ryan Jr. thriller, the first contribution to the bestselling Tom Clancy franchise from Bentley (the Matt Drake series), finds Jack, an operations officer for the clandestine spy agency known as the Campus, in Israel on a joint mission with the CIA. In a Tel Aviv marketplace, Jack notices an attractive woman with her son, who behaves in a way that suggests he's autistic. When a man with a knife appears bent on attacking the woman, Jack jumps in and fights off the assailant, who flees into the crowd. Immediately afterward, Jack is taken at gunpoint by a pair of Israeli internal security agents to their station, where they harass him for being an American; they suspect he's working for the CIA, but he admits to nothing. His original mission having been a disappointment, Jack, who once helped a childhood friend who was developmentally disabled, decides to stay and track down the woman he saved, Becka Schweigart, an American scientist, and her son, Tommy, to see if he can help the boy. When Becka and Tommy are kidnapped, heroic, chivalrous Jack decides to stick around and assist the Israelis in their attempt to rescue mother and son. The action builds to a terrific, multiple point-of-view battle scene in the air and on the ground in Syria. Bentley proves himself a worthy successor to Tom Clancy.