Book Reviews of Executive Orders (Jack Ryan, Bk 7)

Executive Orders (Jack Ryan, Bk 7)
Executive Orders - Jack Ryan, Bk 7
Author: Tom Clancy
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ISBN-13: 9780425158630
ISBN-10: 0425158632
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 1,361
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 177 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Jack Ryan has always been a soldier. Now he's giving the orders.

At the climax of Debt of Honor, the most devastating terrorist act in the history of the world left the President, the Joing Chiefs, the Supreme Court, and nearly all of Congress dead. Only Jack Ryan, confirmed Vice President mere minutes before, survived to take the reins of a shaken and leaderless country. Now he must rebuild a government, confort a grieving nation, and become a true leader. Meanwhile, he is surrounded by enemies--both inside the White House and around the world--all of them plotting to destroy an untested President. And bring an already wounded country to its knees.....

"Undoubtedly Clancy's best yet" --Atlanta journal & Constitution
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This is a long, long book (over 1300 pages) but a very great read which gets very intense in the last third of it. I could not put it down until I got to the last page. Another great Jack Ryan novel.
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Jack Ryan is my hero!
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If you like Clancy and the character of Jack Ryan and have the perserverence to get through a lengthy book (1358 pages) you will love this book. So scary and realistic that it could be real.
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Jack Ryan is now president.Nw he must rebuild a government,comfort a grieving nation,and become a true leader.Meanwhile he is surrounded by enemies both inside the white house and around the world all of them plotting to destroy an untested president.and bring an already wounded nation to it's knee's.
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I thought that this book was a little slow in parts but over all it's a terrific read. Make's you glad that it is a novel.
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Sequel to Debt of Honor. The ongoing tale of Jack Ryan. Having been made Vice-President only minutes before (and grudgingly at that) Jack is now forced to take the reigns and guide our country in the wake of the most devastating terror attack this country has ever seen.
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You can't beat Clancy for a knuckle biter!
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Could not put it down.
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Best of the Clancy-Ryan series
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Another exciting Clancy novel.
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A formerly likable Jack Ryan descends into Reactionary madness. Ryan should have stayed a CIA analyst, and Clancy should have stuck to fighting unlikely, but fun, wars.
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Gotta love Jack Ryan!
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If you like Tom Clancy you'll like this one. Stars Jack Ryan. I thought it was about 700 pages too long.
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Ninth book in the Jack Ryan series. Part 2 of 2, started in Debt of Honor
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Tom Clancy goes to the White House in this thriller of political terror and global disaster. The American political situation takes a disturbing turn as the President, Congress, and Supreme Court are obliterated when a Japanese terrorist lands a 747 on the Capitol. Meanwhile the Iranians are unleashing an Ebola virus threat on the country. Jack Ryan, CIA agent, is cast in the middle of this maelstrom. Because of a recent sex scandal, Ryan was appointed vice president, a slot he doesn't hold for long when he lands in the Chief Executive's chair. He goes after the Iranians and then tries to piece together the country and his life the only way he knows how--with a fury that we've grown accustomed to in Clancy's intricate, detailed, and accurate stories of warfare and intrigue.
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This was the longest book I've read in my entire life, literally...... and it felt like it.

I had not read any of Tom Clancy's book, though I have seen and enjoyed the Jack Ryan movies. Executive Orders finds Ryan as a reluctant president, after a terrorist act destroyed much of the government. There are many plot threads which Clancy cuts back and forth between throughout the book. Unfortunately, some (like the China sub-plot) are boring, and others (such as the story involving a right-wing militia group) end up being irrelevant to the rest of the book.

Many of the early pages are spent on Ryan's words and thoughts about how the government should be run, aka putting forth Clancy's political ideas. The pace does pick up considerably at around page 900, but 899 is a lot of pages to slog through to get to that point! Those like myself who do not have an encyclopedic knowledge of military terms and weaponry will likely find the big climax of the book confusing.

With a lot of editing, this book could have been suspenseful. However, it is about 900 pages longer than it needs to be. I am just glad its over!
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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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bought used. minor tears on cover, paperback