Threat Vector

Threat Vector

Large Print - 2013
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For Jack Ryan, Jr., and his comrades at the covert organization known as The Campus, the fight against Americas enemies is never over. But the danger has just hit home in a way they never expected...
The Campus has been discovered. And whoever knows they exist knows they can be destroyed. Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan has been swept back into the Oval Office--and his wisdom and courage are needed more desperately than ever.
Internal political and economic strife has pushed the leadership of China to the edge of disaster. And those who wish to consolidate their power are using the opportunity to strike at long-desired Taiwan, as well as the Americans who have protected the tiny nation.
Now, as two of the worlds superpowers move ever closer to a final confrontation, President Ryan must use the only wild card he has left--The Campus. But with their existence about to be revealed, they might not even have a chance to enter the battle before the world is consumed by war.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013, c2012
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781594136689
1594136688
Branch Call Number: FIC Clanc
Characteristics: 976 p. : map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Greaney, Mark

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rahmmie
Sep 24, 2016

Another entertaining and fast-paced book by Clancy and Greaney. All the gang is back fighting cyberterrorism from China.

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TVneher
Jun 14, 2014

It was an excellent book! I couldn't put it down for a week. The cyber terrorism was not believable, but the jet pilot fighters action was really exciting!

a5a22406 Mar 08, 2014

The Chicoms ramp up their Cyber-warfare arsenal and the USA is not ready for it; ROC and US planes battle PLAAF planes over the Strait between Taiwan and mainland China: a former-Russian spy gets recruited to do some dirty work in Washington for China and American fighter-bombers take a run up the Pearl River to Guangzhou. Great novel. Lots of excitement and the cyber warfare plot is most interesting.

Especially poignant right now, with the PRC flexing it's military muscles in the South China Sea.

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 25, 2013

This is one big book - 2 inches thick. For this reason I could only read a good portion of it, and need to go back to it again sometime down the road. However, I like what I have read so far.

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Keogh
Dec 21, 2012

Yet another disappointing Tom Clancy and company novel, all the more so because his older work was compelling. Jack Ryan Sr. is back in the White House again, confronting a crisis with an aggressive China trying to assert itself. Its tactics include military, economic, and cyber warfare, and the situation brings his son Jack Jr. and colleagues at the off the book group known as the Campus into the crossfire. Clancy continues to ignore his own continuity, something that he's been doing ever since Red Rabbit and Teeth of the Tiger. There are glitches and errors suggesting he and his co-writer don't care much about preserving that continuity, and instead put their emphasis into Clancy's new political stances, which have plagued the last few books. As usual, the book is too tech-heavy, with long descriptions of how things work, an obsession Clancy has always had. All in all, the new characters Clancy has developed in the last few books just aren't as interesting as those from older books, and his disregard for maintaining continuity is frustrating. He hasn't had a worthwhile book since The Bear And The Dragon, and that shows no sign of changing anytime soon.

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