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Tom Clancy's Support and Defend [Kindle Edition]

Mark Greaney
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One of Tom Clancy's most storied characters, Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America's secrets from falling into enemy hands in this blockbuster new novel written by Clancy's long-time co-author.


Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Support and Defend, Dominic Caruso is presented with the deadliest challenge of his career.


Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack.


Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a micro-drive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups, all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?


Support and Defend is a brand new blockbuster thriller featuring Dominic Caruso.


Praise for Tom Clancy:


'There's hardly another thriller writer alive who can fuel an adrenaline surge the way Clancy can' Daily Mail


Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.


Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence. He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 832 KB
  • Print Length: 507 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0718180445
  • Publisher: Penguin (22 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K7OXDSK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Mark Greaney has a degree in International Relations and Political Science. In researching The Gray Man series he traveled to ten countries and trained extensively in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close range combative tactics.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dominic Caruso looking for revenge. 22 July 2014
Format:Hardcover
It was nice to have this novel step away from Jack Ryan - Junior and Senior - and concentrate on one of the other main characters from the series, this time Dominic Caruso. Even though Dom is officially supposed to be recovering from injuries he received during an assassination raid, what he is really doing is preparing to find the killers responsible and get revenge for the deaths they caused. Once Dominic learns how the former Israeli Defense Forces member was located he won't stop until the traitor who leaked the information is either brought to justice or is dead. From his position as an off-the-books operator Dom is willing to do whatever it takes to avenge the deaths of those victims.

For some reason this novel took me a little while to become fully involved, probably because Dominic did not strike me as an especially sympathetic character and I had trouble caring much about him. However, I don't know if the descriptions of the breach of secure government intelligence information is a factual possibility or completely fictional, but I do know I found it fascinating reading. I was also completely engrossed in the methods used by a character to best a polygraph test given by the FBI. That had quite a ring of truth to it and I can easily imagine someone using those techniques to try to beat the test. The descriptions of the Georgetown neighborhoods and other locations in Washington, D.C. are well done and made me feel I could look them up on the Google maps and see just what Dominic saw when he was planning his breaking and entering mission. The adventures in this novel take the reader to such diverse locations as India, Panama, Switzerland and Italy so the pace of the novel is fast and the adventures come one after the other.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MARK GREANEY IS WORTHY SUCCESSOR TO TOM CLANCY! 22 July 2014
Format:Hardcover
Two months after Tom Clancy’s untimely demise, a Jack Ryan thriller Command Authority which he co-authored with Mark Greaney was released. If there is anyone whom the master storyteller trusts to carry on his legacy, it is Mark Greaney with whom he has penned several bestsellers. I’m delighted that this amazing author has come up with a tight, taut and terrific thriller that will delight Clancy’s fans and also cement his own place as a solid writer in the mold of the late storyteller.

Reading Tom Clancy's Support and Defend by Mark Greaney is not an easy one. I just can’t help comparing Mark’s writing with that of Tom’s which is quite unfair. But as his first solo Tom Clancy novel, I think the comparison is inevitable. As for the debate whether Mark Greaney should carry on the Tom Clancy legacy, I think the matter has been decided by Tom himself when he chose Mark to co-author with him. The matter should rest at that. And to his credit, Mark has carried himself so well with this novel that I’m confident that readers will get to read new stories bearing Tom Clancy’s name for a long time to come.

In a major departure from the Tom Clancy novels, Mark Greaney in a major gamble has brought in Dominic Caruso, an operative of The Campus, as the main protagonist in place of Jack Ryan, and has managed to craft an incredible story in the mold of the Edward Snowden affair with Ethan Ross, a deputy assistant director for Near East and North African affairs of the National Security Council fleeing with a microdrive containing enough information to jeopardize America’s intelligence efforts. With time running out, Dominic Caruso is assigned the task of retrieving the mircrodrive, and he is up against formidable foes who are also keen to lay their hands on it.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  46 reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars And...action! 22 July 2014
By runningriter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Putting Tom Clancy's characters into the hands of Mark Greaney is a recipe for addiction. Once you start Support and Defend you won't be able to put it down. I've been a fan of Clancy since Patriot Games and while you have the threads of that book and others in here thanks mostly to the Jack Ryan lineage, you also have a new branch on the family tree. Ethan Ross is an interesting and complex character who, along with Caruso, is a fitting addition to anything with Tom Clancy on the cover. Read it. Then go catch up on any you might have missed. And if you're interested in reading about how heritage and a name can define someone (like Greaney has with Clancy) then you might be interested in this: The 8th Assassin
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MARK GREANEY IS WORTHY SUCCESSOR TO TOM CLANCY! 22 July 2014
By Online Book Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Two months after Tom Clancy’s untimely demise, a Jack Ryan thriller Command Authority which he co-authored with Mark Greaney was released. If there is anyone whom the master storyteller trusts to carry on his legacy, it is Mark Greaney with whom he has penned several bestsellers. I’m delighted that this amazing author has come up with a tight, taut and terrific thriller that will delight Clancy’s fans and also cement his own place as a solid writer in the mold of the late storyteller.

Reading Tom Clancy's Support and Defend by Mark Greaney is not an easy one. I just can’t help comparing Mark’s writing with that of Tom’s which is quite unfair. But as his first solo Tom Clancy novel, I think the comparison is inevitable. As for the debate whether Mark Greaney should carry on the Tom Clancy legacy, I think the matter has been decided by Tom himself when he chose Mark to co-author with him. The matter should rest at that. And to his credit, Mark has carried himself so well with this novel that I’m confident that readers will get to read new stories bearing Tom Clancy’s name for a long time to come.

In a major departure from the Tom Clancy novels, Mark Greaney in a major gamble has brought in Dominic Caruso, an operative of The Campus, as the main protagonist in place of Jack Ryan, and has managed to craft an incredible story in the mold of the Edward Snowden affair with Ethan Ross, a deputy assistant director for Near East and North African affairs of the National Security Council fleeing with a microdrive containing enough information to jeopardize America’s intelligence efforts. With time running out, Dominic Caruso is assigned the task of retrieving the mircrodrive, and he is up against formidable foes who are also keen to lay their hands on it.

Tom Clancy's Support and Defend has an eclectic cast of characters including Eve Pang who is Ross’ girlfriend and computer network systems engineer, Darren Albright of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, Nolan and Beale of the FBI Special Surveillance Group, Harlan Banfield who is a journalist and member of the International Transparency Project, and Arik Yacoby who is former operative of Shayetet 13 – Israeli naval Special Forces. The action is fast, the plot is somewhat stale in the wake of the rapidly changing Snowden affair but the writing is second to none.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MARK GREANEY IS WORTHY SUCCESSOR TO TOM CLANCY! 22 July 2014
By Online Book Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Two months after Tom Clancy’s untimely demise, a Jack Ryan thriller Command Authority which he co-authored with Mark Greaney was released. If there is anyone whom the master storyteller trusts to carry on his legacy, it is Mark Greaney with whom he has penned several bestsellers. I’m delighted that this amazing author has come up with a tight, taut and terrific thriller that will delight Clancy’s fans and also cement his own place as a solid writer in the mold of the late storyteller.

Reading Tom Clancy's Support and Defend by Mark Greaney is not an easy one. I just can’t help comparing Mark’s writing with that of Tom’s which is quite unfair. But as his first solo Tom Clancy novel, I think the comparison is inevitable. As for the debate whether Mark Greaney should carry on the Tom Clancy legacy, I think the matter has been decided by Tom himself when he chose Mark to co-author with him. The matter should rest at that. And to his credit, Mark has carried himself so well with this novel that I’m confident that readers will get to read new stories bearing Tom Clancy’s name for a long time to come.

In a major departure from the Tom Clancy novels, Mark Greaney in a major gamble has brought in Dominic Caruso, an operative of The Campus, as the main protagonist in place of Jack Ryan, and has managed to craft an incredible story in the mold of the Edward Snowden affair with Ethan Ross, a deputy assistant director for Near East and North African affairs of the National Security Council fleeing with a microdrive containing enough information to jeopardize America’s intelligence efforts. With time running out, Dominic Caruso is assigned the task of retrieving the mircrodrive, and he is up against formidable foes who are also keen to lay their hands on it.

Tom Clancy's Support and Defend has an eclectic cast of characters including Eve Pang who is Ross’ girlfriend and computer network systems engineer, Darren Albright of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, Nolan and Beale of the FBI Special Surveillance Group, Harlan Banfield who is a journalist and member of the International Transparency Project, and Arik Yacoby who is former operative of Shayetet 13 – Israeli naval Special Forces. The action is fast, the plot is somewhat stale in the wake of the rapidly changing Snowden affair but the writing is second to none.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whoo-eeee! 25 July 2014
By R. L. MILLER - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
All the Ed Snowden groupies are going to want to order copies of the paperback edition of this--so they can burn them. When elitist whistleblower Ethan Ross first appeared here, I wasn't sure whether or not he was simply a next-generation remake of the Clancy character Peter Henderson--agent Cassius--of "Cardinal Of the Kremlin" fame. Maybe for the reader who's not that familiar with the Clancy classics? But the further I read, the more he looks like a fictional version of the Man With the Most Iconic Melanomas Ever. Mark Greaney has played it smart this time when it comes to tackling the Clancy world the way John Gardner did with Fleming and James Bond. Don't continue with Jack Ryan's story now that he's been kicked too far upstairs--the White House--to be an action hero. Make the original Ryan a supporting character referred to in passing. Don't even get bogged down in a steady diet of Jack Ryan Jr. as a transparent JFK "the Torch is passed" gesture. Instead, take a recent character like Dominic Caruso, Ryan Senior's surviving twin nephew, and make him the new star.

In this story, Caruso is in the process of learning a new martial arts skill from a retired Israeli expatriate commando who now lives in India with his wife and two small children. Until terrorists raid his instructor's home, wiping out everyone but Caruso, who's badly hurt in the attack. After he's flown home in a Gulfstream exec jet (a rather expensive "mercy flight" bird), Caruso devotes his convalescence to investigating the attack and discovers that someone in Washington has leaked secrets which include the whereabouts of his late instructor. Despite resistance from the Alphabet Soup of Federal agencies, Caruso begins to find out who the leaker was. And it's pointing more and more to Ethan Ross. And the harder the bureaucrats try to shut Caruso down, the more they inadvertently help point the way.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Clancy's Protege, Mark Greaney, gets it done and in Clancy type style. AWESOME! 22 July 2014
By William D. Curnutt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mark Greaney is coming of age as a writer on par with Tom Clancy. This most current addition to the Tom Clancy library of books is a good edition. Greaney gets it right and as such shows great honor to his mentor Tom Clancy.

In this book about "The Campus" we are going to focus on a new hero, Dominic Caruso. He is fast becoming one of the best character additions that has been made to the Clancy legacy. Dominic while still trying to recover from injuries he has sustained in other adventures is now tasked with saving American by stopping the flow of national secrets to other countries, i.e. he has to stop a spy. With the Edward Snowden fiasco that our country has faced this book is timely.

Greaney builds up the character of Caruso and gives us someone other than Jack Ryan Senior and Jack Ryan Junior that we can put our faith in and find plenty of adventure.

The writer is so good that you will think that Clancy would be proud to know that his protege is doing so well. I picked up the book and spent a sleepless night getting through it, much like I did years ago when I read my first Tom Clancy novel. (Back then I read five of his novels in five days while on vacation and think I slept about 6 hours that week).

The book starts a bit slow, at least I think it does, but then it picks up speed and keeps picking up speed until the final conclusion. Caruso is relentless (what else would you expect from a cousin of the Ryan Clan!!)

I loved the book and feel that any Clancy fan will love the book.

After you read this you need to start reading the Gray Man series that is truly just Mark Greaney. You will love that as well.
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