I thought this was the weakest of Clancy's Ryanverse novels. The plot was formulaic and lacking the originality of his other novels. Jack Ryan Junior rides on the coattails of his father in much the same way as the author is riding on the coattails of his bestsellers. I normally am able to suspend disbelief, but something about the former President's son working undercover struck me as ridiculous.
2 stars out of 5
This book was absolutely painful to read.
- Characters are insufferable and completely lacking in appeal. Jack Ryan Jr comes across as a spoiled rich kid who in reality we all want to see go down in privileged flames.
- If you want a plot as believable as this one, watch an X-Men cartoon.
- Book ends with no warning, no conclusion, no satisfaction. It. Just. Ends.
Excellent spy espionage book which will hold your attention throughout. "If you want to kick the tiger in his ass, you'd better have a plan for dealing with his teeth."
Just OK - not one of my favorites in the series.
This is a story of Jack Ryan Jr.'s (Ryan's son) entrance into the spy game. No matter what you think of the method, it is awesome to read the book.
#1 New York Times best seller!
It is Tom Clancy and Jack Ryan. What else needs to be said.
a must read for any Tom Clancy fan! I did enjoy reading this book.
I love the Jack Ryan Novels and this is as good of any of them in my book.
I enjoyed all of this series of books.
very interesting and intruiging, everything I have come to expect from Clancy.
New York Times best seller.
another great Clancy yarn spun to keep you going, on the edge of your seat much of the time.
Novel about secret organizations set up to identify terrorist groups a real thriller
"A plot that keeps readers turning pages" I know I couldn't stop reading it.
This was my second time through and when I noticed that I had read it I did not set it aside. The time to re-read it was not wasted. I may have enjoyed this second time enen moreso. wht don't you give it a chance also? I am certain you'll enjoy it as I have.
Abridged version typical of other Tom Clancy books. Five Cd's with approx. six hours of non-stop action
This is a LARGE PRINT copy of Tom Clancy's book about the war on terrorism. Three cousins with different backgrounds are recruited by an anti-terrorism agency known as The Campus is assasinate 4 terrorists responsible for the deaths of men,women, and children at 4 different shopping malls on American soil.
This book is brand new. I have not read it as I received two for Christmas. This is the one I have not read.
Very entertaining and suspenseful.Agood read. Couldnt put it down.
Another Jack Ryan novel. Excellent!
It's been quite a while since I've picked up a Clancy book... didn't want to struggle through the overly-technical stuff that I've found in some of his other books. I was pleasantly surprised to find a good story with just enough detail to keep my attention but not too technical as to be distracting. Good read!
A second generation of Ryans srves his country.
I like most of Tom Clancy's book and this is a good one.
Fairly lightweight for Clancy
Thirteen book in the Jack Ryan series, first book with Jack Ryan Jr
I was given this book and never read it. Just didnt look like one that interested me.
Jack Ryan, Jr., a man who has grown up around intrigue, is about to put his skills to the test. Taught the ways of the world by agents, statesmen, ananlysts, Secret Servicemen, and black-ops specialists,he crosses the radar of the "The Campus"--a secret organization set up to identify local terrorist threats and deal with them by any means necessary. A book that brings the thought: Is there possibly a real "Campus" in todays America? The time we live in gets you thinking.
Readers who are drawn to the character of John Clark in the other Ryan novels, particularly Without Remorse, will enjoy The Teeth of the Tiger.
This book has as one of the characters, John Ryan's son. He's just out of college and getting into the spy business. I enjoyed the book.
If you are after a Tom Clancy book you know about these.
Great book on the next generation of Ryan's, Jack Jr.
Exciting typical Clancy adventure.
good story about Jack Ryan Jr.
I liked this book...flash to the future a bit and see Jack's son. This has a lot of potential for the Jack Ryan Tom Clancy fan
The latest Clancy, this time with Jack Ryan Jr. as the hero. Not as good as early Clancy, but worth reading if you're into the genre.
Tom Clancy writes so well!! Enjoy this book!
Typical Tom Clancy. A great read (listen)
I didn't read this one, my husband did... sorry, no review details.
Tom Clancy is one of my favorite writers. It is very revelant to today's world with terrorism and dealing with the government. It has exceptional realism and is one of his best.
A man named Mohammed sits in a cafe in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. What if they combined his net-work of Middle East agents and sympathizers with the Colombian's drug network in America? The potential for profits would be enormous and the potential for destruction unimaginable.
A young man in suburban Maryland, who has grown up around intrigue, is about to put his skills to the test. Taught the ways of the world firsthand by agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Servicemen, and black-ops specialists, he crosses the radar of "The Campus" - a secret organization set up to identify local terrorist threats and deal with them by any means necessary.
Incredibly addictive . . . 400-odd tightly-woven, adrenaline-fueled pages of intelligence interception, 6 a.m. fitness training, shooting, and hard men. Such fun!
Abridged version on 5 CD's.
Pretty good. Well read. 5 cds.