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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: J. Charles Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Ryan Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597101400
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The sudden and surprising assassination of three American officials in Colombia.

Many people in many places, moving off on missions they all mistakenly thought they understood.

The future was too fearful for contemplation, and beyond the expected finish lines were things that, once decided, were better left unseen.

Tom Clancy's thriller is based on America's war on drugs…and the covert—and shocking—U. S. response.

"The issues raised are real ones, and a jump ahead of the headlines." —The New York Times

"Rousing adventure.… A crackling good yarn." —The Washington Post

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rousing adventure…a crackling good yarn!”

    Washington Post

  • “The issues raised are real ones, and a jump ahead of the headlines.”

    New York Times

  •  “Absorbing reading…you won’t stop until you hit the last pages!”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Tom Clancy has done it again…heavy-caliber excitement!”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  •  “A clear and certain winner!”

    New York Daily News

  • “The dean of techno-thrillers demonstrates once again his mastery of the genre.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Beck | 2/10/2014

    " An epic story! I loved it. If you have read "Killing Pablo" this story will be much more relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 2/8/2014

    " I thught this book was very interesting in so many ways. It was about a group of ten soldiers that are strained on a heroic helicopter mission, and it goes down after that they also go to the Columbia there is alot of drugtrafficing and they are trying to stop it. I really recommend this book to students who play the Call Of Duty series, I think they will be really impressed by this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 2/3/2014

    " After Hunt for the Red October I expected more than we got "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Stephens | 2/1/2014

    " I started these books because I wanted something new to read and I like the Jack Ryan character. But he seems to be relegated to secondary character status. Plus, I found the book overly long and had probably 20 or so "main" characters. All in all, it was an OK read, but I found it a bit tedious and am really glad that I am finished with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/1/2014

    " Before I got bogged down in the sheer length of this series, I really enjoyed Jack Ryan's story (before they even selected Harrison Ford to play him in the film.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 William Haloupek | 1/28/2014

    " The first chapter contains one of the most disturbing and disgusting scenes I have ever encountered in fiction. Not what I want for entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaeley Santiago | 1/20/2014

    " Drugs are a problem that need solved, especially during an election year. So, the president wants to see what can be done about Colombian drug lords and their marketing in the US. Ding Chavez is chosen to be part of the mission run by Clark. By the time Ryan discovers what's happening, it is almost too late to get the troops out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney Hunter | 1/16/2014

    " Definitely read the book. Skip the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/4/2014

    " First 200 of some 600 pages dragged out but then high octane reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Atholl Tomlinson | 1/2/2014

    " Pretty good, typical Tom Clancy - Jack Ryan book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tj Webb | 1/2/2014

    " Yet another case where the book was soooo much better than the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rey | 12/27/2013

    " i dont dance mr. president... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 12/24/2013

    " Tom Clancy movie remakes blow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 12/20/2013

    " Good book for an action novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Navajojim | 12/15/2013

    " A damn good book, very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 12/7/2013

    " My personal favorite of all the Clancy's -- Jack Ryan wasn't yet superman, and the new characters introduced in this book (like Ding Chavez and John Clark) weren't yet caricatures. I see this as the pinnacle of the Ryan series, after which (sadly) followed a long, slow decline into self-parody. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tom | 8/14/2013

    " Jack Ryan AND John Clark playing major roles in the same Tom Clancy book. Very good premise and well executed. Up there with his finest works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connor | 6/16/2013

    " Good bur gory. It took a while to read but worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Binder | 10/5/2012

    " read when I was in my twenties "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 6/21/2012

    " I really love Tom Clancy but this one was a bit over the top for me. It was not his best book. I still enjoyed it though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 4/26/2012

    " Solid and typical Clancy novel. Ryan goes to Columbia to extract a squad sent to disrupt drug trafficers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Whittle | 4/22/2012

    " The first Jack Ryan book I read (yes, I know it's out of sequence). With the introduction of the mysterious Mr. Clark was completely absorbing and (it's probably not a word) unputdownable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 3/20/2012

    " Have seen the movie before and knew it'd be a quick read. Enjoying it so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Ziegler | 3/2/2012

    " First and Only Clancy novel I have ever read. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevie Widner | 1/15/2012

    " Good plot. Clancy shows he hasn't lost a thing in this installment of the Ryan series. Only flaw is the lengthy chapters and the amount of characters one must keep up with. Other than that, good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ck | 11/9/2011

    " My favourite Tom Clancy novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 9/10/2011

    " good book. the whole war on drugs thing is intersting. on a side note, i found out recently that a guy i work with is the basis for one of the main military characters. weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco Odradek | 9/6/2011

    " L'avevo sulla libreria da .. 15 anni.. e poi... l'ho divorato :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 5/19/2011

    " Typical Clancy, I enjoyed the story but was bogged down in military speak and details. I liked seeing Ding Chavez again. Again, the story is good but it's a hot and cold read. Skimming the details that make you yawn until you hit a pocket of pages that thrill you and you're totally into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 يوسف زهدى | 3/31/2011

    " A good novel about how politics, personal gains and espionage acts affect each other, with different players, US president, CIA, Marines blackops and drugs cartels, the novel is interesting and has lots of action "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/28/2011

    " Wow. This must be the book that established Tom Clancy as a best seller. I've read his novels out of order. That doesn't seem to matter, just adds flavor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 2/8/2011

    " very suspenseful. I've read it before so I know what stuff is going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 1/30/2011

    " I believe this is the last Clancy novel I made it through completely. Jack Ryan is the man.

    With the Iron Curtain having fallen, it was time for Clancy to change gears so we head to South America and the War on Drugs. It was a compelling story, but not the best in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/29/2011

    " No matter how many times I read this book, it always thrills me. Brilliantly plotted, great storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 12/15/2010

    " Do you need to cheat and learn a lot about the military really fast for something you're writing? This is the book for you! Incredibly descriptive and engaging, if a little on the long side, and the plot does wrap up rather quickly. Different ending than the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/11/2010

    " Read this awhile ago, but the story was good. Exciting and one thrill ride after another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 11/15/2010

    " I really liked the basic story of the book. I just wish he wouldn't use so much cursing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/11/2010

    " With help from the president, Jack Ryan gets snipers into Columbia drug czar territory and barely back out again. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (1947–2013) was the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Red Rabbit, Teeth of the Tiger, and Red Storm Rising. His nonfiction work includes Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Every Man a Tiger, and Battle Ready. Clancy was the cofounder of Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developing company responsible for the successful Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series, and others.

About the Narrator

J. Charles has narrated nearly one hundred audio books throughout his career. His readings include numerous titles by bestselling authors Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy, and Jack Du Brul.