The Campus has been discovered. And whoever knows they exist knows they can be destroyed. Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan has been swept back into the Oval Office—and his wisdom ...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 e ...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
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
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
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
The story picks up not long after the events in Locked On. Jack Ryan Sr. has just been sworn back into the Oval Office as President of the United States, and he and the US are already facing a new world threat. The Campus has been exposed and discovered, by an unknown enemy. At ...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
Most notably, the book also features The Campus's most dangerous and lethal adversary, an extremely proficient and capable Chinese espionage cell code named the Ghost Ship. Consisting of the country's best hackers and backed up by a ...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
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
WHY IT APPEALED TO MY SENSIBILITIES:
1) China is the main antagonist
2) China carries out fatal attacks on Indian Navy ships (the real aircraft carrier INS Viraat is named) and threatens India, but India does not back off
3) CIA, NSA, US Navy and US Marine Corps are involved
1) The novel is too long, like Locked On
2) Too many characters, many with similar names, so it is often confusing
3) Autho ...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
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