Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect

Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect

A Jack Ryan Novel

Book - 2014
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"A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have. The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade. A young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock. Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country's nuclear ambitions. Until now, that program was impeded by a lack of resources. However, there has been a dramatic change in the nation's economic fortune. A rich deposit of valuable minerals have been found in the Hermit Kingdom. Coupled with their nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage. There's just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan ... the elimination of the president of the United States"--
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780399173356
Characteristics: xiii, 674 pages :,map ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Clancy, Tom 1947-2013,- Author
Alternative Title: Full force and effect


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Apr 14, 2015

Not in the same league as Red Storm Rising or Rainbow Six but a better read than most other fictions.

Feb 28, 2015

Though Tom Clancy is dead, the stories go on, now being written by Mark Greaney. The storyline, with a lunatic dictator running North Korea and aiming to assert himself on the world stage by killing off the American president, certainly has the same real-world sensibility of Clancy's novels. The weaknesses remain the same since the last good Clancy novel- The Bear And The Dragon. Continuity is ignored here and there, the partisan political angle is much more pronounced than it was in the earlier novels, and fundamentally, the characters created out of The Campus era just don't measure up in terms of interest the way characters like Jack Ryan and John Clark did. Even as their older selves, Ryan, Clark and Domingo Chavez are better and more compelling characters than the young Ryan, Sam Driscoll, and Dominic Caruso. Still, the second half of the book picks things up considerably, and helps give the book as a whole a boost.

Jan 02, 2015

Good read, good plot, current events parallel. About half way thought the book you don't want to put it down.


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Dec 26, 2014

If you aren't hurting and bitching, then you aren't living.

Dec 26, 2014

The destabilization of the Korean Peninsula was hardly in China's self-interest.

Dec 26, 2014

... because it had been long known by the Chinese that North Korea's real value lay under the dirt.

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