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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!