The latest Tom Clancy Jack Ryan adventure thriller written by Mark Greaney, Clancy's last and most successful collaborator.
Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan alone counters the threat posed by Russian president Valeri Volodin. This isn't the first time that the dictator has threatened world peace, but this time he's playing a very nuanced game, moving chess pieces around the board while isolating Ryan from the rest of the international community.
Fortunately, Jack Ryan, Jr. and the rest of his Campus team find themselves in the middle of action with a vital clue to the Russian's intentions.
©2015 Mark Greaney (P)2015 Random House Audio
I read reviews before I bought this, some of which were critical of the story being slow. I've been an avid Tom Clancy fan since way back and I have to say I find Mark Greaney's style just as engaging. I didn't think it was slow. Sure, there's detail, but I like that. The story switches to different sub plots quite often, but not so much it gets irritating at all. There's plenty of action in my opinion and the build towards the climax is very well done, really good tension.
All of the Campus operators are favourites. I like the way that they're portrayed as human and not superhuman. They make mistakes, but overall are a great team.
I've listened to Scott Brick narrate other stories and when reading Clive Cussler I don't take to the accent that he uses. I have to say that in this story though, he is really good. I like his delivery and pace and think he's a great choice
All in all a great book. Quite lengthy, but I was still sorry when it was over!
I personally love these books and love following the team, most books i get are only 8-10 hours and this being twice that was great and kept me following through to the end a definite 5 star review from me. Waiting for the next one! Keep it up Mark
A good novel, well read and a cracking pace from the off. The characters were believable and their backstory well fleshed out to make the whole story come alive.
Lots of sub plots that added to the depth of the story, and each became part of the main story culminating in a gripping climax.
The only gripe was some of the technical details that seemed superfluous such as the type of bullets fired or the details of dimensions of a warships guns and armaments. Probably useful to someone who knows these things or knows the difference in classes of Russian destroyers but to a layman (like me) it sort of got in the way of the story at times.
Overall a good story, well read and totally believable, substitute present world leaders and it could be a frighteningly real scenario.
Mark Greaney has crafted a brilliant plot, neatly interwoven with current world events. Crossing this with the Campus has led to a fantastic book. The plot is somewhat predictable but the overall feel of the book is no less diminished by it. I thoroughly recommend this book to read.
While i am disappointed that Lou Diamond Phillips was no longer narrating i found this latest novel fantastic in continuing the Jack Ryan universe and hopefully we will get to see if Jack Jnr returns after his suspension.
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