Threat Vector (The Campus #4)
Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have ...more
In Threat Vector the Chinese are the bad guys, advancing a shooting war over the South China Sea with cyber warfare to weaken and confuse the US. So while Jack Ryan sr does things at a Presidential level, ...more
It was very interesting to read about – and now better understand – computer hackers as they relate to nation security. (Apparently, you don’t need a Mata Hari for ...more
I can only image how much research goes into creating a story that includes governmental intrigue, political pressures, bureaucratic input, military procedures, weapons systems, and so on. I sincerely appreciate all the effort that it takes.
I’ve not read any of the other books in this series, b ...more
off the bat he is faced with an international threat. An
aborted coup in China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with
no choice but to agree to the policies of General Su Ke Qiang
which means China will be moving into the South China Sea
and planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan Administration
is determined to thwart China's plans but the stakes are high
The Chinese Navy has a new breed of missles which endangers
the Navy's plans to protect th ...more
Here's how he (or his ghost writer) must write a book:
- gather lots of acronyms.
- assemble many scary facts about how our enemies can hurt us.
- get lists of darned huge guns and warships
- list out almost-all-male character "types" and assign them to a team - big jawed beefs are 'Murican, skinny little drunks ...more
Once again, John Clark, Domingo "Ding" Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr., Dominic Caruso and the other members of The Campus get involved in a crisis which has global implications. I would say this is predominantly a spy ...more
Tom Clancy passed away in 2013. This book was written in 2012 as a collaboration between Mr. Clancy and another of my favorite authors Mark Greaney. I don't know how much of the writing each d ...more
The audio equivalent of an 18-hour long event movie. Despite some apprehension, I enjoyed this book. The plotting and conniving are vintage Clancy (with perhaps a healthy dose of emotions from his collaborator Mark Greaney). The narrator, Lou Diamond Phillips, does a commendably outstanding job bringing the story to life. There is an especially entertaining warplane battle that had me imagining Top Gun as the action unfolded.
After the promise of the first 3 books in this series (with Jack Ryan J...more
If you work in technology, will this book be enough to alter your career flow so that you can help prevent the coming cyber war?
Pretty typical Clancy in the Ryan/Clark universe. Not to downplay it, but if you've read a handful of the books in the series, this one follows the general pattern. Hundreds of pages of detailed build up with action mixed in, followed by 50 ...more
There are so many dots that this book connected, though none too non-trivial.
We get a (fictional) look inside China, the growth engine has run its course and the party president faces inevitable economic slowdown. Today: a much talked about issue in financial circles.
There is some (military) act ...more
My problem is that it simply doesn't flow as well as previous Clancy novels, the story somehow feels disjointed and bitty. There are sub-plots that don't need to be there, Jack's girlfriend spying on him for the FBI for instance, and all they suc ...more
I liked this one for the Cyberwarfare aspect. This storyline is plausible and very possible. We have real enemies today that already are doing many o ...more
This was a thrilling continuation of the Jack Ryan, Jr. series. We learn a bit more about Melanie Kraft (Jack, Jr.'s girlfriend), and all cyber hel ...more
Tom Clancy spins yet another great action story with unforgettable characters, shootouts, spy intelligence and surveillance, and hacker technology that keeps you engaged from start to finish
Like most readers that are interested in Clancy, I grew up with his works from the very beginning since the start of The Hunt For Red October, and have read every novel since. Like most die-hard fans, its only natural to compare his earlier works [Patriot Games, Without Remorse] to the new-and-refreshed Clanc ...more
Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney is a novel about the confidential works
of the United States Government to protect the country. The major idea is that with new comput- er technology threats can come from both human’s and computers. It shows how far the gov- ernment must go to make sure everyone is safe and how the government must watch every move a possible intruder makes. The novel foreshadows that threats can come in at anytime and a ...more
He since wrote more than a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. Ten of the novels, including The Teeth of ...more