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Against All Enemies [Kindle Edition]

Tom Clancy
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Against All Enemies is the first Max Moore novel by bestselling author, Tom Clancy.



When Ex-Navy SEAL and CIA operative Maxwell Moore barely survives a prisoner exchange that goes explosively wrong off the coast of Pakistan, he realises that powerful, cunning forces have been marshalled against him. Determined to dig out the truth, he uncovers a shocking conspiracy.



The two greatest threats to U.S. security have forged an unholy alliance. For the Mexican drug cartel, it means money, power, and control of the drug trade. But for the Taliban, it is an opportunity to bring the fire of jihad to the heartland of the infidel.



Now Moore and his depleted team must infiltrate the drug cartel in the hunt for terrorists preparing to bring destruction to America's streets.



From the remote, war-scarred landscapes of the Middle East to the blood-soaked chaos of the U.S.-Mexico border, Tom Clancy delivers a heart-stopping thriller you won't forget.


In Against All Enemies Tom Clancy introduces Max Moore, a character set to join Jack Ryan as one of the great heroes of modern thriller writing. Previous Jack Ryan titles include Locked On and Dead or Alive.



Praise for Tom Clancy:


'A brilliantly constructed thriller' Daily Mail


'Truly riveting, a dazzling read' Sunday Express



Thirty years ago, Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. His first novel, The Hunt for Red October, catapulted on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting and razor-sharp suspense.



Peter Telep is a New York Times bestselling author who has written almost forty novels spanning many genres. A produced screenwriter, he teaches creative writing, fiction writing and script-writing courses at the University of Central Florida.


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About the Author

Tom Clancy is America's, and the world's, favourite international thriller author. Starting with The Hunt for Red October, all of his previous books have hit No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. After a seven year absence, he made a triumphant return to the market last year with Dead or Alive, his fourteenth consecutive No. 1 bestseller. His books, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears have been made into major motion pictures. He lives in Maryland where he is a co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

Peter Telep is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty novels spanning many genres including film adaptations, medical drama, and military thrillers. He has spent hundreds of hours interviewing military personnel and has been honored with challenge coins for his accurate and realistic stories. In addition to his writing career, Mr. Telep teaches creative writing courses at the University of Central Florida, the nation's second largest public university.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 795 KB
  • Print Length: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (11 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241957168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241957165
  • ASIN: B005GET722
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Clancy 17 Jun 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Tom Clancy is well known for books which contain many sub-plots which slowly converge into a dramatic and thrilling finale. While books such as Red Storm Rising and The Hunt for Red October represent brilliant examples of this writing technique, I can only describe this as a literary misfire. As with many of Clancy's books, the plot is too complex to be summarized properly on a single page (with liberal use of the phrase 'and then') - yet much of the book is unnecessary chaff, which should be prime candidates for removal at the hands of the editors. It's a book that would take pages to explain, yet equally could be split into a 2 hour Hollywood thriller, if necessary. I enjoy Clancy's books - but in this, as with many others, he has clearly fallen into the Russian Story problem - where a new minor character is introduced on every page - and in the end, the story is much too long winded to make an effective read. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book - I would advise others to be careful (unless they were fans of Clancy themselves).
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different 22 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover
As previously reviewed you can tell straight away that, although his name is on the cover, there is very little, if any, input by Clancy in this novel. It does however have that current American penchant for micro-detailing any weapon system used by characters which as always is an annoyance rather than attribute.

The biggest disappointment for me was the blatant plagarism of the Richard Cox novel from the 70's called SAM-7. this is a far superior book detailing the effects rather than glossing over the event as in this novel. In fact the end of the book seems to happen in one great rush to get it done!

Overall I would have to say that although the plot showed promise with a reasonably debatable storyline I was somewhat disppointed with the outcome - somewhat like the abysmal Hollywood effort of Sum Of All Fears.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Clancy past his best 31 July 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have read every book written by Tom Clancy and was very disappointed by his last offering Dead or Alive. It was awful and I assumed it to be a one off. How wrong, this latest book failed to hold my interest beyond 100 pages, I just gave up on it. It in no way resembled anything previously written by Clancy and I suspect it was the work of his co-author, Peter Telep. This appears to be the latest means of making a fast buck, write a novel and get a well known author to put his name to the title. I feel cheated and very disappointed that Mr Clancy has gone from my most favoured writer to one to avoid in the future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed of Rixensart 1 Sep 2011
By Janice
Format:Hardcover
I've read most of Tom Clancy's books, the majority four or five times each. When I saw this one, still in hardback, thought I'd treat myself. The story was just not of the calibre of titles such as 'The Sum of all Fears', 'Debt of Honour'. I didn't actually finish it. Couldn't get involved with the characters - under developed some of the other reviews said.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment 23 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Tom Clancy should be ashamed at putting his name to this book. The story is contrived - a hero with emotional baggage, some hammed-up US homeland security nonsense, an abrupt end to the lead 'bad guy', a low-rent love interest and plenty of other pretty standard story lines. It was a boring read. I'd never heard of the lead author Peter Telep - and now I know why. He wouldn't be able to publish anything on his own and is clearly riding along on the Clancy label.

I would just avoid this book. There is plenty of other, better, thriller/pseudo-military material out there.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing 8 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
I've read pretty much all of Tom Clancy's novels. And this was just disappointing, ponderous slow and dramatic unfulfilling. The other novels feel they were dragged from the front pages of newspapers and stuffed with techno informatint the CIA would want. But this one was just an attempt to enervate to tired old cliche villains by mixing them up. Like a cocktail of stale wine and stale beer.

Not to mention how so much action happens off stage in a 700+ page book. And nothing connects there's no exiting chase to head off the villains plot in the end. It sort of happens with almost no context to our heroe's actions.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars three stars (just) 4 July 2011
By Nick Brett TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
As has been previously commented by others, it is obvious that Tom Clancy had little to do with this and joins the growing list of authors showing contempt to their readers by out-sourcing.

But this starts off looking and feeling very much like a Clancy - it's a doorstop of a book (750 pages) and tries hard to be a complex techno-thriller. In essence it is about the drug cartels and terrorists working together and an elite US force trying to bring them down. It lacks the pace and tension of a traditional Clancy along with the blend of politics and on the ground action and ends up being overlong and does not suck you in enough. Far, far too many characters confuse and our tediously flawed hero, Max Moore, jets all over the place with as much angst as he has identities.

Maybe in a shorter, tighter, book this might have worked, but it felt too drawn out and as if it was working to a template rather than delivering a good story. Just about deserves three stars but I did toy with two, mainly based on the excessive length and lack of real excitement. But very average and very long.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Not one of his best books. The plot is decent and well thought out. Left feeling as though I wanted more
Published 1 day ago by Coach S
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad
This was the fist Tom Clancy book that i absolutely wished i haden't bought. It failed to draw me in and at times i felt bored.
Published 11 days ago by Flying sleuth
3.0 out of 5 stars Weak story Line
The story is one of many and the main line weak and often unconnected with implausible gaps. Not what is expecting from Tom Clancy
Published 1 month ago by Thorsbone
5.0 out of 5 stars Clancy does it again for me
Good value good bookand very easy to read The product was exactly as described in the advertisement what else can I say
Published 3 months ago by Gerrybell
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and topical
A frenetic trip around the trouble spots of the world. Moore is a very human character. RecommeNdEd as a fast paced read.
Published 3 months ago by Peterr
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Classic Clancy. An excellent escape into the world of high octane spies and a great thriller! US security is threatened when the Taliban join forces with a Mexican drug cartel. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Arry
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, quick book service
Good price. Rapid delivery. Item advertised "as new" - but not quite. Small bit of damage at bottom of spine - otherwise in very good condition. Read more
Published 4 months ago by tektron
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Clancy
Great book. Typical Clancy. Amazing attention to detail. As good as all his books. Cant wait to get more of his.
Published 4 months ago by L W HORSFIELD
3.0 out of 5 stars Against all Enemies
Not up to usual standard. Not the same quality of work or plot as in Red October. Nevertheless still good.
Published 5 months ago by doreenv.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
It is one of those can't put you down books; pity the master of modern espionage thriller is no longer with us
Published 5 months ago by Robmac
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