Jack Ryan Jr. finds himself on the front lines of cyber war and in the eye of a killer storm in this thriller in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.
A former U.S. senator and defense contractor needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company--quickly. He turns to Jack Ryan, Jr., and Paul Brown, two employees of one of the best financial analysis firms in the country, which also happens to be the cover for The Campus, a top secret American intelligence agency.
Brown has no idea that Jack works for The Campus. Jack has no idea that the awkward accountant has been tasked with uploading a cyberwarfare program into the highly secure Dalfan Technologies mainframe on behalf of the CIA. On the verge of mission success, Brown discovers a game within the game, and the people who now want to kill him are as deadly as the cyclone bearing down on the island nation. Together Ryan and Brown race to escape both the dangerous storm and a team of trained assassins in order to prevent a global catastrophe, even at the cost of their own lives.
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Tom Clancy Point of Contact
A pretty good read. Not as well done as some of Clancy's own books(but certainly as good as some of Clancy's later works).
How to ruin a character
I am about 2/3 of the way through this story. It started out strong, but it should be called “Jack Ryan Jr. Uses poor judgment - Again; This time in Singapore!”
Instead of using all the terrific characters available to him, the author devolves Jack Junior’s character growth to date and just ruins the character. The choices that he has Jack Jr. make are so bad as to be implausible, particularly fo someone who is supposed to be a top tier operator.
Disappointing is the word.
I think we continue to buy these books because we long for the quality Tom Clancy brought us in the past. This book does not have that level of quality. The ending is very disjointed and fails to tie it all together. My first impression was that someone was up against a deadline and didn't have the time to allow for a properly constructed ending. As a result, the reader is left hanging and there is no smooth transition to completion. I literally had to go back to make sure I wasn't missing something....kind of like going from point "A" to point "G".
Won't be buying these any more.