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One terrible act plunges the world into an instant nuclear crisis, and with the American president accused of incompetence, Jack Ryan calls on FBI head Dan Murray to help him avert disaster.
Review: In the prime of his literary career (’89-’96) Tom Clancy produced ‘Clear and Present Danger’, ‘The Sum of All Fears’, Without Remorse’, ‘Debt of Honour’ and ‘Executive Orders’. Although CaPD is my all time favourite Clancy this novel drives it hard. As others have mentioned, this book builds up the characters and subplots over about 600 pages so you need to be patient and appreciate what Clancy is trying to do because the payoff is just spectacular. Any author who can write a whole, riveting chapter on the milliseconds after the detonation of a nuclear device (called ‘The Physics Package’) is just sublime. This is a complex but deeply satisfying novel.
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist. He is best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels have been bestsellers and more than 100 million copies of his books have been sold. His name was also used on screenplays written by ghostwriters, nonfiction books on military subjects occasionally with co-authors, and video games. He was a part-owner of his hometown Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees.
Originally an insurance agent, his literary career began in 1984 when he sold his first military thriller novel The Hunt for Red October for $5,000 published by the small academic Naval Institute Press of Annapolis, Maryland. His works The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991) have been turned into commercially successful films. Tom Clancy’s works also inspired games such as the Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, The Division, and Splinter Cell series. Since Clancy’s death in 2013, the Jack Ryan series has been continued by his family estate through a series of authors.
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