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4.6 out of 5 stars
Threat Vector (Jack Ryan Jr 4)
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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 12 December 2012
Threat Vector is a bit different from past Clancy books; over the series the story of the Ryan family went from a terrorist attack on his family; to over the course of several books multiple terrorist attacks on his Country. From small battles through Biological War to Ultrawar; and the last two The Bear and the Dragon and The Teeth of the Tiger portrayed a warfare and battlefield that was different to what we were seeing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along the way; despite the vast lead character count, the books lost their soul - ceased being about a spy doing small things and became descriptions of how the USA could overpower anyway with its technological prowess.

With the reboot bringing Jack Ryan's Son as a new analyst / operations officer at the blacker than black Hendley Associates; Threat Vector takes us back to spies treading softly; to risks behind every door and to characters living with paranoia. The old faces are there; to the point that the book has a 3 page character list before you get to page 1. At 700 pages I had planned to read 100 a day for a week and make it to the end. I finished in 3 days. The changing scenary; and fast moving situations lead me to chasing down the last 300 pages on the third day. As with all Clancy books there is a lot of setup and a snap finish; but with threat vector he provides a denouement settling the characters down and handing over the baton from Ryan Sr to Jnr.

Threat vector is a vast improvement on the two books above; and provides a great story and look at how a war between technological superpowers might look today. If you like the Clancy of old the combined story with Mark Greaney has much to appreciate here.
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on 5 May 2017
For followers of Team Ryan this is one of the good ones, certainly gets a little confusing at times and the emergence of rebels in China stretched the imagination a little but the enjoyment was undiminished
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on 28 July 2017
a good book to read
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on 9 October 2017
Good book
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on 4 August 2017
I found it very difficult to put down at any and every point in time whilst reading about the seemingly up to date (adventures) of literaly everyone.....
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on 8 September 2017
First class reading
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on 22 July 2017
Good read
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on 29 April 2017
A well thought through plot and a great read like other Clancy books
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on 9 September 2013
Typical high quality story from an excellent author. Very enjoyable read, will continue to buy his books as I have over the years
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on 18 June 2013
I have been a Clancy fan since Red October, and found his style consistantly well researched if tempered with the oddly disconcerting "USA is the best and will always win" attitude. He writes about concerns with international terrorism at the forefront of his mind (quite rightly so). and has quite a knack of choosing subjects that are either current or will be next week.
This new novel is the latest in the `Jack Jr` series, and while highly improbable that the Presidents son would be actively involved in `wet` operations in hostile countries, it all seem to make sense at the time of reading - and this is another page turner.
The premise this time is that the next war will be a cyberwar (note the current concerns by various govenments - including our own - in the news feeds) and it has the potential to bring even the mighty USofA to its knees.
Without spoiling the novel, I would simply say, just read this - and find your own paranoia and comparisons matching his. . . If you like the Broccoli style of James Bomd, this is definately for you. Recommended.
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