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- File Size: 4016 KB
- Print Length: 678 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (4 December 2014)
- Sold by: Penguin UK
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00P7779NC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2,561 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tom Clancy's Full Force and Effect: INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN Kindle Edition
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When a rogue state tries to go nuclear, only two men can stop it . . .
Jack Ryan Jr is in Ho Chi Minh City tailing an ex-CIA operative with valuable documents when a hit leaves Jack with a corpse, no documents and only a bloodily scribbled note as a clue to what just happened.
It sends him on the trail of a shadowy security firm with links to North Korea, newly resurgent under its young, power-hungry dictator. For the rogue state has found a way to finally make its nuclear ambitions a reality - no matter the cost to the world.
This is something President Jack Ryan will not permit - but North Korea and its backers have plans for US leader which will silence him for good.
On the ground and on the global stage, Jack Ryans Jr and Sr race against time to halt a madman from acquiring the world's deadliest weapon . . .
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I can buy another book and obviously it will allow me to read 40 to 50% then I will once again get notice of Session Timed out !!!!
Can you please explain this to me also how I can delete books already read so I try to free up space if that is the problem.Naturally I cannot review these books as you have asked for I am only part way through the THREE!
Take a moment though to consider what you enjoyed in Tom Clancy's novels. Intrigue, fast action, spy missions in dangerous countries, treachery, plots that twist and turn. Mark Greaney delivers these in spades in Full Force and Effect, while staying faithful to The Tom Clancy's characters who's adventures and careers we have avidly followed over the years. Dive in and enjoy the ride. At least 4 stars from me. Alby Wilson
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Even though it's a book in the Jack Ryan (senior) series, the book spends a lot of time on Jack Ryan (junior) and his buddies from The Campus. If you haven't read the most recent book in the Ryan junior series -- "Support and Defend" -- then read it before you read "Full Force and Effect", because the latter contains some minor spoilers for the former.
When it did get going, though, Mark Greaney handled it pretty well, with a lot of the action, touches, and will-they-won't-they that made Clancy's earlier Ryan books (up to 'Executive Orders') superior to his later ones. I particularly liked a sequence where the Campus guys were scrambling to make a situation look completely normal -- it was almost hilarious in a Keystone Kops/Some Like It Hot fashion. On the other hand, Greaney sometimes overreaches himself; there is one action sequence that occurs in a very public location that is never referred to again after it concludes. There is no way that would happen in real life -- the incident would be all over the newspapers, the police and FBI would throw resources at it, and the guys involved would have to deal with the consequences.
The Jack Ryan senior series has been battling two big problems for a while. One is that, now that Ryan is president, it's pretty difficult to give him anything to do beyond sitting in an office and making decisions. The second is that the books try to remain true to the world that they have created as well as being realistic in the real world; so the more books that get written, the more constrained authors are on the plot lines they can choose. I promised this would be a spoiler-free review, so all I will say is that Greaney manages to overcome both of these obstacles in this book well enough to produce an exciting and engaging story.
Lots of separate stories that slowly come together as the books reaches the end, always cleverly done and with few questions left hanging
The characters are getting older, Clarke is in his 60s, Dom must be in his 40s and the youngsters in the team are trying to take up the slack. Not sure anyone will ever be able to fill the void an older Clarke leaves
Only annoyance with this story, was a fairly large loose end in Mexico, but hopefully that will get cleared up in a future book
In this we have the dastardly North Koreans with a young new dictator, brainwashing their own people while seeking revenge on the West. A very bleak picture is portrayed of life in North Korea and I hope it is exaggerated for the sake of those who live under the regime!
While President Ryan deals with the politics and burdens of command, son Jack Jr is at work as a covert operative and their different areas of focus come closer than either of them could possible imagine.
This is a slow build, I was reading thinking it was okay but not feeling blown away when almost without me noticing, the book changed gear and I found myself unable to put it down.
So it is another winner, the blend of the traditional Clancy style and characters but with a breezy update from Mark Greaney.
and many thanks to the familey for letting this happen
Plot , Historical background and Characterisation
are very good.
Maintains the High Standard of Tom Clancy 's