Jack Ryan Jr. returns in Locked On, the gripping thriller from Tom Clancy.
The Ryans - father and son - are fighting on two fronts . . .
When a deadly terrorist alliance creates the potential to blackmail any world power into submission, it's got to be stopped before it is too late. That's just the trigger Jack Ryan Jr needs to take his work for shadowy intelligence ag
Clancy’s last good book was Executive Orders (average US Amazon score of 4 stars), he dipped slightly with Rainbow Six (Average of 3.5) before turning out the turgid Bear And The Dragon (average of 2.5 stars) and then the final book written by him, the very weak Red Rabbit (average of 2 stars). Then the ou ...more
So, having read some of his best work, this book completely fell flat for me. It hurts my soul to say this, but this book is so below-average that I finished it and actually said, “Terribl ...more
I read and reread everything that he wrote up to Rainbow Six.
There are several reasons that I think this book is far inferior to his old work(other than being probably ghost written).
Clancy has always written with a politically conservative slant. That isn't a problem to me. What is a problem to me is that I think that in this book, the political tangents take me out of the story. It's not the political aspect that bothers me, but it is sloppily ...more
Locked On picks up not long after the events in Dead Or Alive. Jack Ryan Sr. is once again running for President of the United States, being fed up with the bull**** from his successor Ed Kealty, and his running the Country into the ground, with Jack Jr. still honing his combat skills and being a field man for t ...more
I personally did not like the book Locked On by Tom Clancy. I did not like it for a few reasons. One reason is that the book was a bit slow paced at times. I am a kind a of reader that likes books to be fast paced and on going. For example at the beginning of the book it was all about chasing terrorists, so I thought I was going to like it. Then as I got into the book a little more it started talking about the presidents kids. I thought that that this would tie into the terrorist situa ...more
That was a major improvement.
Instead, you can clearly see that Clancy & co have clearly swallowed the kool aid, errr, tea, of the Tea Party. The conservative ...more
The Russians have a really cool attack helicopter, the KA-50 Black Shark:
The Super Max prison in Florence, Colorado is Super Secure:
The tower in Dubai is really, really tall:
Although I know it already, it is always good to be reminded that the terrorists are not bumbling fools as they are often ...more
The book starts off a short time after Dead or Alive and continues the story from there. Jack Ryan, Jr. is now the lead character. Along with his cousin Dominick Caruso, and Ryan stalwarts John Clark and Ding Chavez ...more
I enjoyed the book. It was a engaging action yarn with characters I liked reading about again. Just as I enjoyed "Dead Or Alive." There have b ...more
Back when they were good that is. Then the quality dipped down seriously 12 years ago or so and I stopped reading them.
Recently I started reading thrillers again and I wondered to my self 'what's happened to my buddy Tom Clancy?' I checked online and it turned out not much. He kept writing books that were worse and worse, then he got a ghost to write for him that wasn't much good either and then finally came Mark Greaney. And it turned out that t ...more
This book is no exemption from that sad rule, while it still is enjoyable and has a lot of action over the 850 pages, there is a lot ...more
Category – Mystery/Thriller
If you are looking for action (and lots of it), intrigue, conspiracy, double-crosses, and political backstabbing, this book was written with you in mind.
Although this book can stand alone, it is a great follow up to “Against All Enemies”. It is the continuing story of Jack Ryan who is trying to wrest the Presidency from the disillusioned Ed Kealty. The Rainbow Six warriors, John Clark, Ding Ch ...more
I was especially amused to see Clancy play out the politics, which were very clearly Clancy's own political being trumpeted ...more
People on amazon who gave the book one star said frequently, "I agree with most of the ...more
Near the end, there were errors and a lot of telling of the story as opposed to showing, abd the climax was anti-climatic, but overall, a thriller that is hard to put down.
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