Threat Vector (Jack Ryan Universe #15)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher.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 hav ...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
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
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
At 835 pages, 'Threat Vector' is a brick of a book that rivals other Clancy novels like 'Rainbow Six', 'Executive Orders', and 'The Bear and The Dragon'. And with its exorbitant length, it begs the question; does any book really require such a high page count? My purely subjective answer is no.
In 'Threat Vector', economics and politics combine to push China's leadership to take desperate action. The People's Republic wants hegemony over the South China Sea an ...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
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
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
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
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