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on 16 January 2014
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of the Jack Ryan series of books, and indeed most were absolutely brilliant page turners. This is the good news!
I have to say that Command Authority is easily the worst of the series and made me wonder on many occasions whether this book had been written by Tom Clancy at all (sadly he died in Oct 2013) because the style of writing, particularly in the first half of the book was just incredibly different.
I felt it was aimed at a 12 year old with so many cases of unbelievably obvious and simple references and wording. the first half of the book is dreary, repetitive and boring and it was a chore to plough through it. The was so little action, so little story and very little point to it.
The second half began to pick up and have a point to the story and it was back to a normal Jack Ryan novel, but boy if you we're a first time reader, you would through the book away in the first dozen chapters!
Mr Clancy's sad demise is a loss to all of his fans, and whilst I want more, I hope it doesn't become a similar franchise to whats happened to the Robert Ludlum Covert One books, where miraculously Mr Ludnum's name still heads the books as author, despite his obvious issue of him being dead!