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The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan, Bk 5)
The Sum of All Fears - Jack Ryan, Bk 5
Author: Tom Clancy
A NEW WORLD ORDER...ON THE BRINK OF DESTRUCTION — Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East -- as Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play; with one terrible act, distrust mounts,forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425133545
ISBN-10: 0425133540
Publication Date: 8/1/1992
Pages: 914
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 165 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I stayed up late finishing it. Compelling read. The final note from Tom Clancy tells how worried and amazed he is that it would be relatively easy for a rich and secretive person to fabricate a hydrogen bomb, given some access to raw materials, as in the novel. Engrossing, entertaining, _and_ made me think - the best traits in a spy novel. I have not yet seen the movie.

My only objection: it's too long (~900 pages). It suffers from sub-plots that are developed and then thrown away after interacting briefly with the main story line. It all ties together, but some of the ties are too weak and coincidental to be interesting.
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An object lesson in over-powered politics. A satisfying, but disturbing, ending. Clancy is also very good in the genre that I call hardware novels--good, that is, in that the plot and characters do not suffer for it.
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A very exciting addition to the Ryanverse. Clancy provides another thrilling Ryan adventure with many of the favorite characters in addition to the Ryan family: Clark, Ding, Mancuso, Jonesy, etc. There is a major flaw - Clancy goes into extensive and sometimes mind-numbing detail about the technical specifications of nuclear weapons that are not relevant to the plot. If you skim through these passage, it is a very enjoyable read.
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Quite a fast paced, good read. Much better than the movie.
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One of my favorite Clancy books -- right up there with "Hunt for Red October"
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Good but long. 914 pages
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Not his best but still pretty good.
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...with CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan....a nonstop roller coaster ride to a thrilling climax.

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