By Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney
- Release Date: 2011-12-13
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Locked On Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Though his father had been reluctant to become a heroic field operative, Jack Ryan, Jr. wants nothing more…
Privately training with special forces, he’s honing his combat skills to continue his work within the Campus, hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan, Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again.
But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack, Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark’s past. All they have to do is catch him.
With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack, Jr. to stop a growing threat emerging in the Middle East, where a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure four nuclear warheads they can use to blackmail any world power into submission—or face annihilation.
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Lacking any Semblance of Real Life
By SC Badger Fan
Clancy & Greaney made the "super heros" so super that the book lacked any semblance to reality. The heros were super strong, super knowledgable, super shots, super fast travelers, etc. Too super to be real. Also, Russian leaders would rather be blown to oblivion before they would allow any American to take over a military operation in their country. Finally, their Mexican-American character keep saying "mano" for what I assumed to be for "man". Mano in Spanish means hand. In the context it was used, it made no sense for a native Latin to use the word mano. My guess is that Greaney wrote most of this book. Not a typical Clancy book.
By Trivia crazed
Kept me turning the pages from beginning to end.
Another poorly written novel
Characters are beyond belief. Plot weaves around like a drunken driver. Author seems to take pleasure to introduce as many characters with impossible names as possible. Then uses their first name on one page and last name on next. The first Clancy books were enjoyable. Sadly they no longer are.
My first Tom Clancy novel!
I really enjoyed this one. It was a real page turner and helped compelled me back into the world of reading! Its definatly worth reading.
Could not put this book down. Action packed. Certainly draw parallels to our current climate.
By Ken 13737
A very good read, typical Clancy.
The ending was good. Unfortunately, the bulk of the book was not up to Clancy standards. Much of the book was so boring I literally had to force myself to read it. However, the ending make the story memorable. The subsequent book, Threat Vector, is much better.
Junior picks up where Sr left off
This was a slow-starting but quick to energy in the middle Clancy that takes the next step to getting Ryan Jr in his father's footsteps. There is the usual great ending, and even a hanger to lead into the next novel.
Awful! Clancy should fire his ghost writer. Too many plot lines and to many characters with multiple alias'. The book goes on and on and I thought it would never end. It was a struggle to finish. When Clancy turned it over to his publisher, I have a hunch he was told to add another 100 pages and don't worry if it doesn't make sense. Either that or Clancy was paid by the word. This book was a major disappointment as I usually like the Clancy books.
Tom got lazy with this one.
Big Tom Clancy Fan, and I especially like audio books. Lou Diamond Phillips does a fantastic job with this one, but for me it seemed that Clancy got lazy on the last quarter of this story and was going through the motions. Suggest Against All Enemies as a better read.
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