Book Reviews of The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan, Bk 10)

The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan, Bk 10)
The Bear and the Dragon - Jack Ryan, Bk 10
Author: Tom Clancy
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ISBN-13: 9780425180969
ISBN-10: 0425180964
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 1,152
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 168 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A classic Tom Clancy and another Jack Ryan: President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis. A assassination attempt on a high level politician sends anti-terrorism specialist John Clark to Moscow. This is a major conflict between two super powers; Russia and China. It took me a chapter or two to get the feel for this one, but after that, you would have had to pry my hands off this book. A close look at each country's military technology and intelligence. You military guys will love this book, but so will the ladies, I know I did. This is a thrilling story with a super plot and action on every page! It made me a Tom Clancy fan. I didn't realize I started at the rear end of a series! (this novel stands alone, don't feel you have to read the previous books) Needless to say-I went back and found the others and read them too. You will learn a lot about how politics, government and the military function-up front and behind the scenes! I wish Tom Clancy had been my history teacher!
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Excellent Jack Ryan book. A little slow in places, just like all of Clancy\'s books, but overall it did a good job picking up where the others left off. Yet to the novice jack Ryan reader its a great read by itself.
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Exciting typical Clancy adventure.
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A lesser Clancy, if there is such a thing, but a Clancy nonetheless. Russia and China this time, lots of espionage, quite a few memorable characters (in addition to the usual, of course.)
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Eleventh book in the Jack Ryan series
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Excellent book. Keep you on the edge of your seat
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Typical Clancy
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Good fiction book about all the occurences and details that could relate to the pope assassination in the 80's.
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Solid typical Clancy
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Typical Clancy writing and worth the reading but not one of his best - Russia comes off as a "good guy" and gets an assist from us - time marches on!!!!
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A clash of world powers. A president's trial by fire....

THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON
President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known, in Tom Clancy's extraordinary new novel...

A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears--including antiterrorism specialist John Clark--to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he's right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny--and change the face of the world as we know it...
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"Pretty good", says my husband! Cold war theme (Russia and China being the "bear" and the "dragon") featuring hero Jack Ryan. Tom Clancy once again writes with an exceptional sense of realism and the novel never lags.
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Tom Clancy knows how to keep a reader on the edge of one's seat!
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awesome!
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My husbands favorite author. I know if I pick up any new Tom Clancy book He'll be happy for days.
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Jack Ryan does it again.
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Espionage novel as expected from Clancy, this one involving Russia and China. A fat read at more than 1100 pages.
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good read
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"Klingons" is how hero Jack Ryan describes the villainsDthe Communist Chinese PolitburoDof Clancy's mammoth new novel; other Yanks refer to Chinese soldiers as "Joe Chinaman." It's not for subtlety of characterization, then, that this behemoth proves so relentlessly engrossing. Nor is it for any modulation in the arc of its action, which moves insistently from standstill to hurtle. Nor is it for the author's (expressed) understanding of life's viscissitudes; in this Clancyverse, no white hat with a name dies, but every black hat gets whupped bad. Partly it's for the sheer bulkDif ever a book should come equipped with wheels, it's this oneDwhich plunges readers into a sea of words so vast that, after hours of paddling happily through brisk prose, the horizon remains hidden from sight. Mostly, though, it's because that sea glitters with undeniable authority. Clancy has demonstrated in earlier books (Rainbow Six, etc.) that he towers above other novelists in his ability to deliver geo-political, techo-military goods on a global scaleDand here he's at the top of that war-gaming. With aplomb, he spins numerous plot strandsDamong them: a Sino-American spy seduces his way into Politburo secrets; enormous oil and gold reserves are discovered in Siberia; the new Papal Nuncio to Beijing is murdered; the Politburo orders a hit on a top Russian officialDthat lead to a Chinese invasion of Russia and a credible war scenario that occupies the novel's last quarter and that culiminates in a nuclear crescendo. Each thread carries a handbook's worth of intoxicating, expertly researchedDseemingly insideDinformation, about advanced weapons of war and espionage, about how various governments work, complemented always with ponderings about the tensions between individual honor and the demands of state.
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from back cover: Blending the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, razor-sharp suspense and a remarkable cast of characters, this is Clancy at his best - and ther is none better.
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President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known, in Tom Clancy's extraordinary novel....A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears - including antiterrorism specialist John Clark - to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he's right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny....to change the face of the world as we know it......
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As president, Jack Ryan faces a potential world crisis that starts with an assasination attempt on the new Russian President. You get to follow interconnected events that take you around the world and through the workings of war and politics, both official and covert. If you like Tom Clancy's books then you will like this one.
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Cover a bit funky, but solid book.