#1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher.
Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan.
The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy's plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyberwarfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before.
Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.
This highly readable if workmanlike techno thriller from bestseller Clancy and Greaney (Locked On) chronicles the epic struggle between the United States and a China bent on economic and geographic expansion. When China's President Wei Zhen Lin faces drastic economic problems, he becomes a pawn of Su Ke Qiang, chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, who begins to make aggressive moves in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, someone code-named Center is carrying out extremely sophisticated cyber-attacks against U.S. interests around the world. Various other high-stakes actions occur in Turkey, Russia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C. Fortunately, the Americans can count on U.S. president Jack Ryan, son Jack Jr., and ex Navy Seal John Clark to combat the Chinese giant. Clancy fans will welcome all the high-tech data as well as heroes who can single-handedly take out whole teams of bad guys.
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Highly recommended could not put it down.
I have never read such a bunch of garbage in my life. Are we sure Tom Clancy is the author? There is a part where Jack jr wakes up next to Melanie in bed and she is described as "naked.". Later she rolls onto her back, and exposes her breasts! Who are these novels written for? Teenage boys! I remember when Clancy characters were normal people, now they resemble Marvel comics characters...beautiful people always talking in one liners. I loved Red Storm Rising. I loved everything up until he started focusing too much on Clark and his Mexican sidekick Domingo "Ding" Chavez, the bulletproof in-laws. I don't know much about Latino customs, but I can't manage anyone giving their son the nickname of "Ding." im tired of your beautiful, perfect people and their one liners.