THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JACK RYAN NOVEL
“A harrowing tale…Clancy keeps you riveted with political intrigue and military maneuvering [and] sends you rushing headlong to the book’s stunning conclusion.”—USA Today
Bestselling author Tom Clancy takes a bold, incisive look at what our nation’s leaders are calling “the new world order.” The time and place: a world at peace, where yesterday’s enemies are tomorrow’s allies. The players: Jack Ryan as the new U.S. President’s National Security Advisor, and his CIA colleagues, John Clark and Domingo Chavez. The crisis: a shocking chain of events in which the wages of peace are as fully complex—and devastating—as those of war.
“[Debt of Honor] traces the financial, political, military, and personal machinations that drive America into the next major global war…A SHOCKER.”—Entertainment Weekly
Jack Ryan, now the President's National Security Adviser, finds himself embroiled in the buildup to a new world war-one in which the stock market and national economic policy are as critical as advanced weaponry. A power-hungry Japanese financier, still blaming America for his parents' deaths in WWII, plans to use his immense wealth to purchase his revenge. A fatal auto accident in the U.S., caused by faulty gas tanks in two Japanese cars, leads to the breakdown of U.S.-Japanese trade agreements. Spies track each other; nuclear weapons are built and hidden; Ryan and an assortment of his old colleagues maneuver ships, planes and spies into harm's way. As always, the author of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger spins out story threads in a rich but bewildering tangle of plot and setting, then vigorously weaves them together. Here, the heart-stopping climax is unexpected, but oddly appropriate. As always, Clancy instructs (sometimes didactically) as he entertains, teaching us about currency trading, Asian business etiquette and the daily life of an American politician. Without taking up Japan-bashing, as Michael Crichton did in Rising Sun, or partisan politics, Clancy warns that recent downsizing in the defense establishment has so depleted our military resources that the country is vulnerable to aggression that can arise anywhere, anytime. 2 million first printing; BOMC selection.
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Debt of Honor
Tom Clancy is a master storyteller. Debt of Honor, like his other books, immerses the reader into a world of political intrigue and military operations. In addition, Clancy interweaves historical perspectives within the story, adding depth and meaning. Character and plot development are magnificent. There are those who claim that Tom Clancy novels are too long and too detailed. However, if you crave quality writing, plausible story lines, and just plain want to be entertained; this is the book for you.
A non stop thriller that is classic Clancy!!
I have been reading Clancy for years. I truly enjoy the series of his books.
Not that I am a qualified critic, but Clancy starts his books slowly introducing so many characters that one has to constantly go back chapters to remember some one mentioned early in the book. The plot unfolds at a snails pace then as if he becomes bored with the book begins to pick up the pace until one senses he is in a drag race toward the end. Then the book abruptly ends as if one stepped off a cliff.