Book Reviews of Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan, Bk 8)

Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan, Bk 8)
Debt of Honor - Jack Ryan, Bk 8
Author: Tom Clancy
ISBN-13: 9780399139543
ISBN-10: 0399139540
Publication Date: 8/17/1994
Pages: 766
Rating:
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Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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This novel traces the financial, political, military, and personal machinations that drive America into the next major global war.....a shocker climax so plausible you'll wonder why it hasn't yet happened.

The book is a premonition of crises that may be over the horizon for an America that has come to believe foreign crises are the stuff of yesterday. Worth relecting on.....
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Even though this is almost 1000 pages long, it is fast paced, gripping action and what a bang-up ending.
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Another great Tom Clancy novel. This story begins in Tokyo with the murder of an American woman. From that chilling beginning, this book will have you wondering about future of our country. This book is full of the intricate politics that drive the US; financial, political, military and personal greed and quest for power. Very in tune with today's current events in the world. Another cliffhanger from a master. A huge read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the climax........and deja vu.
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I was amazed as to how creative Tom Clancy was in this book. A very long book but well worth the read.
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Excitement, political intrigue, and military action. What do you expect from a Jack Ryan book by Tom Clancy?
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a jaw tightener and nail-biter of the first order...
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All these Jack Ryan books are fantastic. You will be a fan quickly if you aren't already!
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4 tapes, 6 hours, read by john rubinstein
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Another great novel by Tom Clancy from the Jack Ryan series!!
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Another cliff-hanger and very believable
Nancy
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If you are after a Tom Clancy book you know about these.
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One of Tom Clancy's best. Starts with murder, ends with war.
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It was a interesting read, it keep you entertained, just seemed to lack something.
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Clancy takes a bold, incisive look at that 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, Jack Clark & 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.
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Excellent Clancy did it again with John Patrick Ryan as the hero/new President of the USA!
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990 pages of the excellent Tom Clancy. If you like Clancy and his
style of writing, you should get this book. it will last you a while.
earl h., meldrim, ga.
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I'm a picky, picky reader and never post a book I didn't like!
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Good Clancy, enjoyed very much. Great listen. Good road company.
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Very good read. Complex and detailed, but hard to put down. Typical clancy
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Long book with some side stories that seem to go nowhere but otherwise good story with a predictable ending.
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This book predicted method of attack on 9-11. To tell you more would spoil the ending.
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I love to read Tom Clancy's books and usually can't put them down! With this book, he didn't disappoint me. I have read it several times and don't get tired. The plot is fantastic and has several surprises. The characters are realistic. All I can say it that it's a great read!
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Too much like most of his early books, too long and drawn out.
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interesting read
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This is a Jack Ryan novel and one of Clany's best!
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Excellent book for any fan of the Jack Ryan novels.
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Prelude to Executive Orders. It begins with the murder of an American woman in the back streets of Tokyo. It ends in war...
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Not in the best of condition, but all there (including cover) and readable.
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A great read!
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Jack Ryan as National Security Advisor to the new President of the U.S.
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Eighth book in the Jack Ryan series. Part 1 of 2, concluded in Executive Orders.
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It begins with the murder of an american woman in the back streets of Tokyo. It ends in war...
Spectacular and scary.... Clancy plunges America into a foreign policy that is at once unthinkable and very thrilling. The close of this book is a five-run homeer. -Los Angeles Times. A Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection
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N.Y. Times #1 best seller! "It begins with the murder of an American woman in the back streets of Tokyo. It ends in war...."
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Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the U.S. military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths: America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U.S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action. As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is: Jack Ryan, the new president's National Security Advisor.

From Publishers 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. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Jack Ryan series...
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This is an older copy with some wear to the cover only from reading it. Otherwise it's in great condition.