As President of the United States, Jack Ryan has faced many challenges, but none have been as personal as this and never has he been this helpless in the face of evil in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Father Pat West, S.J. was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Boston College. Father West left a comfortable job in the philosophy department at Georgetown to work with the poor in Indonesia. Now he's been arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam.
President Ryan is desperate to rescue his old friend, but he can't move officially against the Indonesians. Instead he relies on the Campus team to find out who is framing the priest.
There's one other twist to the story. President Ryan discovers a text on his private cell phone from the priest warning about a coming attack against America...
The senior Jack Ryan, who's the U.S. president, takes center stage in Cameron's solid third entry in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan franchise (after 2018's Tom Clancy: Oath of Office), which also features Jack Ryan Jr., who now works for the Campus, a secret agency. Geoff Noonan, a brilliant software engineer at a computer games company, has come up with artificial intelligence software known as Calliope that promises to revolutionize the AI industry. Chinese agents in Indonesia murder Noonan and steal the software. There, an American priest, Fr. Pat West, is witness to Noonan's death. West, a former CIA agent, is taken prisoner, but he manages to send an email about what's happening to his old friend, President Jack Ryan. When Jack finds West has been seized, he shows what a very angry man can do with unlimited resources, even when he's not allowed to throw a punch. All the regular members of the Campus gang perform to their usual standards, and the plot unreels smoothly as it always does with Cameron at the helm. Readers will look forward to the further adventures of Ryan father and son.
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I was tempted to give up on the series after the last horrific book, but this book was excellent! Great tech detail, believable story and well executed. Marc Cameron should be the only one to write for the series. I was sucked in and didn’t want to put it down.
Tom Clancy code of honor
Slowly, boring with so much unnecessary detail. Could not stay focused.
Get it right!
I really want to like these books and continue the Ryan/Clark legacy, but they lost me early on when they goofed Chavez’ kids name. It’s JC. Hello? Editing? And isn’t Clark maybe 80 now? And finally *** SPOILER *** the intersection of bad guy/medical issue was just too easily thrown together and poorly developed.
C’mon Cameron... you’ve done better and you can do better. Don’t rush it and give us what we long for. You can make stew; this is broth.