The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team.
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
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.
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A Decent Sendoff
First off, I highly doubt Clancy put any major input into this one. The book contains some rather boring and drawn out sequences but it's balanced by great action.
It was nice to see the return of the classic alliances, organizations and characters.
All in all, this book was decent. If you have a few dollars to spare: Get it.
Have read them all but this one is right up there. Not the best but certainly worth the read. Very different approach weaving the past into the present with Dad and son interacting.
hard to put down when you start this great story. Clancy delivers again.