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The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan, Bk 6)
The Sum of All Fears - Jack Ryan, Bk 6
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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780425184226
ISBN-10: 0425184226
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 928
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 162 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan, Bk 6) on + 13 more book reviews
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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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ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS. CLANCY AT HIS BEST
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Entertaining read-- Clancy is excellent at suspense. I'm inclined to like the movie more, however. :)
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The Gulf War is over. An Israeli, nuclear weapon is missing. The balance of power in the Mideast and the world is about to change forever.

Very good book. Lots of suspense.

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