Command Authority see's the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan.
Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative who had been looking into suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovered not only financi
From there, I had all I needed to enjoy this book.(less)
For sure, there's a certain degree of spy romanticization, and in Command Authority such is liberally lathered. Thirty years before he became US president, Jack Ryan, as a CIA analyst and liaison with the British MI6, was on the trail of a Soviet assassin codenamed ...more
But hats off to the late Clancy & Mark Greaney this book has a great storyline and is well told. Excellent work.
Jack Ryan, a former CIA agent, is now into his second term as the president of United States. His son, Jack Ryan Jr. is in England working as a financial analyst. When Russia seized the oil company of a Scottish billionaire on account of non-payment of taxes, Jack Jr. knew that something fishy was going on. Though advised not to pursue the matter, Jack Jr. decides to investigate and get to the bottom of it.
During a luncheon with President Ryan, a ...more
Although not as good as the last novel he wrote under the Clancy banner, this isn't bad and it is certainly topical. An aggressive Russian leader (Putin in everything but name) is after expansion into it's old Sta ...more
I loved every minute of Greaney's Campus Novel as a fan of the past characters and a lover of reading. The point I make of "reading" is that this is a story teller's book. One can tell that the author did extensive research across global military and intelligence entities, organized crime, geographic setting, business intelligence and banking, and combatives. Any one of these topics would be a handful, but Greaney executes like an artisan crafting these ...more
The reason this book is so much better is that for once it is rooted in every day fact and in this case the events of the last decade in Russia and in Ukraine.
The duo of authors paint a scenario that is believable and the story benefits highly from it. ( going back to the old East-West o ...more
Another great book for understanding the importance of information in our world today and what one can do with it.
From a real politic point of view, the book demonstrates the importance of strength and technical advancement in intelligence capabilities, military systems, and the willingness to quietly and judiciously use these capabilities. It also points out that our nation has, and ...more
The story is right out of today’s headlines. It “explains” – or at least presents a plausible view – of what could be happening (or is happening!) in the Russian government right now. Yikes! A primary character, Valeri Voldin, sure sounds like Vladimir Put ...more
Meanwhile, Jack Sr. is dealing with a very unfriendly Russia, and trying to protect people from the damage of a dangerous leader. All throughout the book, there are ...more
It took me out of the daily grind. I have to admit It was a challenging read, this is way off the worn path style of book for me. It took about 100 pages to really get me engaged and the story ...more
Tom Clancy keeps you on the edge with this exciting thriller!
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