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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,932 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Ryan Jr. Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469273761
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Jack Ryan, having returned only recently to the Oval Office, immediately faces a new international threat. In China, an aborted coup forces the President Wei Zhen Lin to submit to the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. Taiwan is the target of this expansion, and the South China sea is soon declared a protectorate.

Ryan's administration must deter the stealthy maneuvers of the Chinese, but the price the U.S. might pay is costly. Indeed, the next generation of Chinese missiles thwart the plans of the US Navy to guard the island of Taiwan. Yet this is only the beginning.

Chinese cyber-warfare wages onward and takes the stakes to a new level. Its hackers launch a virulent assault on the multilateral infrastructure of America. Cyber warfare may be new, but it is just as deadly as all that has come before it.

Jack Ryan's son and his peers at The Campus, an alternative secret agency, might be the one key the administration needs to topple the Chinese. The only trouble is--someone has discovered this secret agency and is threatening to expose them to the world.

Tom Clancy was born in 1947. An insurance agent turned writer, he is most famous for his highly technical spy and military science novels, which are set during the post Cold War era. He is a conservative, belongs to the Republican party, and has been a member of the National Rifle Association since 1978. He is also part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People’s Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan.

The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy’s plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyberwarfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It’s a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before.

Jack Ryan Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There’s just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Each plotline comes to us mainly in a series of tightly written action scenes…As visual as anything on a movie screen, with the added enticement of crisp, accurate and hard driving prose.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Hard to put down.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/7/2014

    " OK, I'm an unabashed Clancy fan. This one is true to form, timely issue plot: Chinese hegemony takes hacking to new levels. Good escape entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Costin | 1/28/2014

    " Another great book by Tom Clancy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ram | 1/26/2014

    " Good thriller! Nice cyber angle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 1/21/2014

    " AAArrrgh comes to mind, the technical detail is ok ,the plots are becoming thinner, there is hardly intrigue or thriller moments , infact it is hardly a page turner. I have read all of Mr Clancys work but please lets have a break with all these other hanger ons . Im going to be hard pushed to buy another one and from such a talented author its a tragic shame i expect so much more than an okay novel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 1/4/2014

    " Another great novel by Tom Clancy. An aggressive China using cyber warfare and all of its anti-access / area denial capabilities seeks to gain control of the South China Sea. Jack Jr, associates, the USN and the USMC lead the defense, then counterattack. The weaving of cyber, deception, and AA/AD TTPs make this a very contemporary and relevant read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hgwalker | 1/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, especially in light of the world today and the things not said related to cyber terrorism at play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noel Hefele | 12/18/2013

    " Well crafted for what it is... a bit trashy and politically transparent, yet well researched. It's a fast read and a bit predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/9/2013

    " Loved it. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 12/7/2013

    " Obviously a continuation of the evolution of Jack Ryan Jr. from "desk jockey" at Hendley Associates into the agent his father Jack Ryan Sr. became. It was sad because one of the members of the original team was killed, but the book was exciting and very hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Cohen | 11/21/2013

    " I enjoyed it. It didn't keep my interest and the intensity up as much as the previous books. But Clancy (and whoever) are still the model for what everyone else is trying to do. The intrigue and geo-political motivations are still top notch and second to none. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Humphrey | 11/20/2013

    " A compelling international thriller. A great addition to the Jack Ryan story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie Walker | 11/11/2013

    " I will read any of Clancy's novels (and have). This one is a page turner and so far, unlike some, I haven't skipped sections that go into too much technical detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Rasmussen | 11/4/2013

    " Slow development of the story line; not my favorite by a long shot. Since Bear and Dragon, the stories seem to be drawn out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 9/13/2013

    " Excellent. A long book, but not bogged down with a ton of technical jargon, the way some of his books are. The plot was extremely timely, well-written. His current cast of characters is good. I thoroughly enjoyed this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Edelbrock-mcglone | 5/17/2013

    " Awesome read! Couldn't put it down! I loved all the detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 5/9/2013

    " I'm enjoying this series with Jack Jr. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 4/15/2013

    " Even though Tom Clancy isn't writing his own books anymore, Mark Greaney is doing a good job of maintaining the same tone as TC. It's been a good transition from Jack Ryan to Jack Ryan Jr. I'm looking forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Conley | 3/17/2013

    " As usual, Tom Clancy has hit a home run. Reader beware: This is a frightening book. Anyone who travels to China, business or pleasure, knows or suspects what the Chinese government is capable of. Tom Clancy's book takes it to the possible end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike French | 3/10/2013

    " Enjoyed very much! A real page turner! Good thing because there are a lot of pages to turn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland Mccarthy | 2/12/2013

    " I thought it was a good read, kept me entertained. Only thing negative to say is that I felt the book was too predictable, everything pretty much went as was expected, a few twists would have made it much more enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Carter | 1/30/2013

    " Great story and very much like reading the news on a country attacking the US via the Internet and inside knowledge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 12/31/2012

    " Classic Tom Clancy. How I have missed you. 830 pages, 2 days. Couldn't put it down. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it could have been so much more. Book really makes you wonder about future of international relations and internet infrastructure capabilities / cyber security. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/11/2012

    " A very interesting plot. I often wonder what would happen if technology that we are dependent on ever fails us. There were a few technical details that were off about the Ryan family too. Must be because of the collaboration efforts with Tom Clancy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 12/11/2012

    " Yet another great book by Tom Clancy, although not one of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 12/8/2012

    " Long book took several days to read. "

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