Tom Clancy goes to the White House in this thriller of political terror and global disaster. The American political situation takes a disturbing turn as the President, Congress and Supreme Court are obliterated when a Japanese terrorist lands a 747 on the Capitol. Meanwhile, the Iranians are unleashing an Ebola virus threat on the country. Jack Ryan, CIA agent, is cast into the middle of this maelstrom. As a result of a recent sex scandal, Ryan had been appointed vice president, but it's an office he doesn't hold for long when he finds himself suddenly thrust into the Chief Executive's chair. He goes after the Iranians and then tries to piece together the country and his life the only way he knows how--with a fury, which is what we've come to expect in Clancy's intricate, detailed and accurate stories of warfare and intrigue. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
‘Ryan is back, and not just for an encore. The pace is frantic, the detail, as ever, exhaustive… a relentless, plot-packed blockbuster.’
‘A potent mixture of thriller and Washington power novel. Everyone who has ever fantasised about cleaning up government… will enjoy the way that Clancy’s hero fights his corner… just the thing.’
From the Back Cover
THE US PRESIDENT IS DEAD – AND THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD FALLS ON JACK RYAN’S SHOULDERS, IN TOM CLANCY’S MOST EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL
A runaway Jumbo Jet has crashed into the Capitol Building in Washington, leaving the President dead, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before was confirmed as the new caretaker Vice-President is told that he is now President of the United States.
President John Patrick Ryan
But how do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? Ryan knows that the eyes of the world are on him now – and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, in Tehran and even in Washington, there are those eager to take advantage. Soon they will make their moves; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he could not imagine it.
‘A potent mixture of thriller and Washington power novel. Everyone who has ever fantasised about cleaning up government and showing the wretched politicians how it should really be done will enjoy the way that Clancy’s hero fights his corner, while at the same time being swept up in a plot which is complex and rapid enough to seduce most readers … just the thing.’
'Ryan is back, and not just for an encore. The pace is frantic, the detail, as ever, exhaustive . . . a relentless, plot-packed blockbuster.'
About the Author
Since the publication of his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy has established an unrivalled position as the world’s leading thriller writer, with a string of million-selling novels and three major Hollywood films to his name: The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Executive Orders is his ninth novel.
‘He remains No 1’ Los Angeles Times