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Tom Clancy Code of Honor

(Jack Ryan Universe #28)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,412 ratings  ·  216 reviews
As President of the United States, Jack Ryan has faced many challenges, but none have been as personal as this and never has he been this helpless in the face of evil in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Father Pat West, S.J. was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Boston College. Father West left a c
Kindle Edition, 391 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Jan 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
Quote from the book, "shithouse," an apt description of this phoney, baloney story. I need to be done with Clancy stories. 2 of 10 stars
Brian Durfee
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I look forward to every one of these Ryanverse novels. No one will ever match Clancy himself.. but all these are still rather good.
Ross Sidor
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this series can feel a bit stale at times and desperately needs to go in a new direction to shake things up (how much longer can Jack Ryan possibly be president, and how much longer can they keep bouncing back and fourth between some nefarious plot by Russia and China?), these Clancy books remain superior thrillers in terms of quality of writing, plotting, and research.

Although Mark Greaney's additions were more entertaining and exciting, Marc Cameron is probably the technically better

At 501 pages, 'Code of Honor' might not be epic in length, but it sure qualifies in complexity of the plot. Talk about a full court press, the People's Republic has no fewer than five major espionage operations going against the US at once, and all of them are potentially game stoppers if not back breakers. There's something in 'Code of Honor' for just about everyone, as it includes everything from scary Artificial Intelligence evolution to ho
The third Marc Cameron entry into the Jack Ryan story...He's proven himself to be an able "legacy author” carrying on the best the Clancy has given this one, both the official government and the Sub Rosa are in a race to stop the deployment of a Red Chinese virus that has, as a feature, AI...So its a "fire and forget" that can wreak havoc on Western military forces...Great Read!
Pierre Tassé
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
An exciting book with lots of twists and turns. Deals a lot with modern problems and world events.
Jamie Bowen
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, tom-clancy
Back on form! A software engineer tries to make his fortune by selling some A.I. Software he has developed, but gets drawn in to something more sinister. A priest gets arrested in Indonesia, he’s a friend of President Ryan, and sends a cryptic text just in time to his friend, warning him of potential danger. Ryan responds by employing the services of the Campus, but unbeknownst to President Ryan the enemy may already be within America, and even more worryingly the White House. A great thriller w ...more
Benjamin Marcher
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series still going strong.
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very engaging book, tough to put down. Could have gone a bit deeper into the cyber aspect of it but overall was an excellent book.
Hunter Rawlings
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked this Jack Ryan story as much as the others, BUT had a very hard time keeping all the foreign places and characters, and technical and military terms straight. Thank goodness for the list of Principal Characters at the front of the book, but a few more characters on the list and lists of technical and military terms would have saved me a lot of effort going backwards to find explanations. So not an easy book to read. Reminded me of The Hunt for Red October, the first Clancy book I read. I ...more
Alex Shrugged
This was a very exciting book.

The story: A games programming breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has an unanticipated military application, so the Chinese communists (or at least some of them) want to get their hands on it at any price including blackmail and assassination. This AI, once unleashed, might do anything... like launch missiles, sink a boat, crash a fighter jet. Just give it a goal and it will set out to achieve it. After one of the creators of this AI program confesses to
Lumpy Dirtball
May 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF - Made it maybe 15% in, and threw it down in disgust. Badly written. Corny characters. Cliche setups. Lazy plotting. Indifferent tone. I have read every other book in this long series, and this is choice garbage. I even like other entries by the author. This one is simply bad. The writing alone makes it awful. Just skip it. Who cares.
Richard New
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Code of Honor, a thriller novel written by author Marc Cameron, the reader enters the universe of Tom Clancy with his well-known characters of Jack Ryan, Senior, and John Clark. All the other characters normally found within the Ryan White House along with The Campus are in play. In fact, this Reviewer found it exhilarating to follow the direct actions of both President Jack Ryan and his shadow alter ego, John Clark, in the same novel. This is what fans of the series live for!

Okay. Two gaming
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
#28 in the Jack Ryan universe (#3 authored by Marc Cameron). This 2019 series entry by author Marc Cameron is a worthy addition. At 500 pages there are segments that could have been trimmed or excised, but in keeping with the philosophy of original author Tom Clancy, never tell anyone what time it is if you can tell them how to make a watch instead. Basically a tale of advanced AI technology hijacked by the Chinese and used against the US Navy. For such a terrifying weapon, apparently it was eas ...more
Kevin Marquez
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Jonathan Knaur
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good story this time. I enjoyed this one more than the last couple. Felt like there were a couple of plot jumps that were very convenient, but all in all a fun read!
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Definitely not one of the more exciting books in this series. The crisis that is the focus here revolves around a game-changing piece of artificial intelligence software that can solve nearly any complex problem with no direction. The Chinese acquire this item and plan on using it to steal some US technology. The story is rather pedestrian, with Jack Ryan Jr and friends chasing down a second copy of the software and protecting a US asset, while the President and his wife chase down other stuff f ...more
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is #28 in the “Jack Ryan Universe” series and I’m surprised – and pleased – that Mark Cameron so nailed Clancy’s style.

Both a regular series reader and a new one will enjoy the book. It has an intricate plot and one exciting sequence after another. As always, the ‘worst’ villains make that best ‘thrillers’ – and the author introduces a couple. Corporate espionage and Chinese spies are combined to blackmail a US government official in order to take down the US President. The story certainly
Steven Nagel
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally, a real Jack Ryan/John Clark/Ding Chavez novel again! The last few "Tom Clancy" books have been lacking in the strength of character of its major players as well as a thinness of plot, but Code of Honor brings in the big guns for this story line. This novel gives us a very good plot with the usual twists, and a pace that matches the early books as written by the master of action himself, Tom Clancy. Mr. Cameron did an amazing job. I dislike it when new writers come in and change either t ...more
It's decent, though boring; the fan service was cool though.
Reasons for this novel being boring include...

1. It's way too short, not leaving enough room to do much.
2. There is no flow. Clancy's novels had a certain structure to them that allowed them to flow fast and be truly thrilling. Without flow, the narrative feels disjointed and sloppy at parts.
3. There's no suspense or stakes. Clancy was also known for those two attributes in his novels. Here there are no crazy set pieces or mind-boggling
Mike Kennedy
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Frankly this entry into the Jack Ryan Universe was a little disappointing when compared to the rest of the series recently. That is not to say it wasn’t good, but it just didn’t draw me in like the other ones have. This book focused more on the political side with Jack Ryan Senior playing a larger role. That was not the reason I didn’t love this book. I thought getting Senior more involved is a great idea after only getting a chapter here or there for the last few books. It just seemed that the ...more
Ian Macadam
This book started off great. There was intrigues, bad characters, rogue nations looking to bring down the US with nefarious concoctions of spycraft, AI and murder. All the hallmarks of a classic Tom Clancy novel albeit written by Marc Cameron

Somewhere about three-quarters of the way through the book, someone else started writing or they printed the notes of the plot. The good guys - The Campus operatives, DNi Foley, President Ruen, etc - all figured out the buy guys plans - rogue elements of the
Steven Hendricks
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
In his third Tom Clancy novel, Marc Cameron continues to do a very credible job with the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series. All the gang is back in this novel... President Ryan, Dr. Cathy Ryan, Mary Pat Foley, Jack Junior, John Clark, Ding Chavez and other Campus members all play a significant role in this somewhat complex novel that easily moves between the US, Indonesia, and China. I'm a huge fan of the Jack Jr. series with The Campus and was pleased that Cameron worked them into the Jack Ryan Sr. s ...more
Mike Korff
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
A bit of a scattershot approach

There were several episodes that finally came together at the end. I don't think I would have constructed the plot that way, but Cameron managed to keep my attention, and there were big reveals at the end. Jack Ryan Junior played a minor role in this book, which was puzzling, and a lot of reference was made to John Clark's age and his likely succession by his son-in-law.

Where I would fault Cameron was his effort to provide color commentary amidst a battle scene or
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third "Ryanverse" novel written by Marc Cameron. He is beginning to nail some of Tom Clancy's style. I always felt that a Clancy novel got off to a slow start with lots of moving parts and too much technical detail.

Cameron has put together a complex plot with plenty of educational details that a technophobe doesn't need. However, like Clancy, the plot goes into high gear in the second half and starts bringing the action. This story never reached a high burn but did really catch my in
Donna Hines
So, sometimes you find books that tickle your fancy and other times not so much.
However, with this said I did enjoy this one much better than I did Active Measures so with that I presume you'll want to know why?!
Well, the intensity was much more to my liking along with the characters and the plot with a setting that was not stagnant but ever changing throughout the scenes.
The plot enticed me to read on while captivating my interest and making me want to not just go along to get along but to get
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
This is a breath of fresh air after the past few in the series. I'm so happy I didn't have to read about Jack Jr trying to get laid and completely sabotaging himself with some ridiculous plot. This plot actually made sense. I would have given it five stars, but the ending was abrupt and not very good. Throughout the story, it gave the vibe of Clark walking/sailing off into the sunset, but that didn't happen. This series needs to start drawing to a close, and that would be the beginning of the en ...more
Darin Miller
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Best Clancy replacement

Losing Room Clancy was a huge loss. His passing still hurts. The Ryan Universe has helped me escape tough times. The people continuing the story of our beloved characters have been good, but none of them have captured the way Clancy would have multiple story lines all going at the same time then brings them all together at the end. Well in my opinion Marc Cameron has done a great job in capturing that complex story telling. Still no Clancy, but he is a lot closer than anyo
Joel Vandenbergh
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
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A native of Texas, Marc Cameron is a retired Chief Deputy US Marshal who spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. Cameron lives in Alaska with his wife and BM ...more

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