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Executive Orders by Tom Clancy
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2015, at-home-reading, political-thrillers, own, favorites

This was a 1358 page book - but it never felt slow and I was enthralled throughout.

While sometimes Clancy's military maneuver segments were a bit over my head, they were interspersed with enough other action to keep it moving.

A big thing I noticed about this book is that even though it was written in 1996, Clancy had a few plot lines that seemed like Nostradamus-esque foreshadowing to 20 years later.
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Reading Progress

January 8, 2013 – Shelved
September 30, 2015 – Started Reading
September 30, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015
September 30, 2015 – Shelved as: at-home-reading
September 30, 2015 – Shelved as: political-thrillers
September 30, 2015 – Shelved as: own
October 1, 2015 –
page 24
1.77% "Picked up right where the last one left off."
October 2, 2015 –
page 40
2.95% "Trying to remember the specifics from the previous books in this series when the last one I read was about a year ago is tough"
October 3, 2015 –
page 54
3.98% "CSI: Washington DC"
October 4, 2015 –
page 64
4.71% "Very post-9/11 - I remember this book and the preceding one (Debt of Honor) being referenced during the aftermath of 9/11"
October 5, 2015 –
page 76
5.6% "Ryan goes Prime Time"
October 7, 2015 –
page 89
6.55% "What to think of this new president?"
October 9, 2015 –
page 108
7.95% "Typical Clancy - lots of seemingly unrelated storylines, when will they all cross?"
October 10, 2015 –
page 127
9.35% "Nothing quite like a Black Hawk commute to work."
October 11, 2015 –
page 144
10.6% "Domestic and International trouble . . . but Ryan doesn't realize most of it yet."
October 12, 2015 –
page 155
11.41% "Leaders from almost every country all in one place . . . didn't they learn anything from the end of the last book?"
October 13, 2015 –
page 166
12.22% "Not your everyday president"
October 16, 2015 –
page 188
13.84% "What do you call it when a high ranking person lies right in your face? Diplomacy."
October 17, 2015 –
page 205
15.1% "Ryan gets to work . . ."
October 18, 2015 –
page 223
16.42% "Ebola and terrorists - not a good combination!"
October 19, 2015 –
page 247
18.19% "No politics, just business."
October 23, 2015 –
page 267
19.66% "Regular folks to run the country? What a concept!"
October 24, 2015 –
page 285
20.99% "So, someone else wants to be president, too? This should be interesting!"
October 25, 2015 –
page 302
22.24% "Two main characters named Ed? That won't get confusing at all!"
October 26, 2015 –
page 316
23.27% "Monkey business!"
October 28, 2015 –
page 327
24.08% "The best laid plans . . ."
October 30, 2015 –
page 338
24.89% "Ryan assembles his crew"
November 1, 2015 –
page 352
25.92% "Chaos in the Middle East? What's new!?"
November 2, 2015 –
page 375
27.61% "Politics *sigh*"
November 3, 2015 –
page 388
28.57% "Almost 20 years old, but the topic of Ebola still relevant."
November 5, 2015 –
page 408
30.04% "Why do people think Ryan cannot do this job?"
November 7, 2015 –
page 418
30.78% "Cooking up some Ebola - that cannot be good!"
November 11, 2015 –
page 436
32.11% "Nice guy president - but can a nice guy finish first?"
November 12, 2015 –
page 448
32.99% "Some serious undercover going on here!"
November 14, 2015 –
page 461
33.95% "They may respect Ryan, but they don't have to like him!"
November 17, 2015 –
page 480
35.35% "Reading this book feels like I am reading stories from today's news"
November 18, 2015 –
page 497
36.6% "President Ryan heads to Indianapolis"
November 21, 2015 –
page 535
39.4% "China is getting in on the political/military craziness"
November 28, 2015 –
page 571
42.05% "A better government for the people - unless the bad guys have something to say about it!"
November 29, 2015 –
page 580
42.71% "Just read a good Atlas Shrugged-esque speech."
December 2, 2015 –
page 598
44.04% "Infection is ready to spread"
December 8, 2015 –
page 619
45.58% "And you get to be a Supreme Court Justice . . . and you get to be a Supreme Court Justice . . . everybody gets to be a Supreme Court Justice!"
December 12, 2015 –
page 637
46.91% "Ryan worried about Supreme Court justices - if he only knew . . ."
December 13, 2015 –
page 647
47.64% "Jack Ryan doesn't really care if America likes him or not, he just wants to get the job done."
December 14, 2015 –
page 655
48.23% "Health for one, death for another"
December 16, 2015 –
page 697
51.33% "I guess top secret doesn't mean anything"
December 17, 2015 –
page 729
53.68% "Red October? Sounds familiar . . ."
December 20, 2015 –
page 748
55.08% "Damage control"
December 22, 2015 –
page 778
57.29% "Ryan is not a wishy-washy politician - and that makes both his friends and enemies uncomfortable."
December 23, 2015 –
page 818
60.24% "I think the you-know-what is about to hit the you-know-what"
December 24, 2015 –
page 863
63.55% "I don't remember Ryan having such a short temper in previous novels"
December 25, 2015 –
page 900
66.27% "One China too many"
December 27, 2015 –
page 918
67.6% "Showdown at Pre-school"
December 28, 2015 –
page 982
72.31% "Starting to feel a bit under the weather"
December 29, 2015 –
page 1033
76.07% "1000 pages!"
December 30, 2015 –
page 1138
83.8% "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong"
December 31, 2015 – Shelved as: favorites
December 31, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Corey I want to read this one so bad but I want to be in the mood because it's so thick, HAHA!


Matthew There is a lot - but it's good!


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