Tom Clancy Enemy Contact

Tom Clancy Enemy Contact

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After a mission in Poland where he barely escaped with his life, Jack Ryan Jr. finds his life in danger again while trying to fulfill an old friend's dying wish to be scattered on a Chilean hillside.
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525541691
Branch Call Number: FIC MAD
Characteristics: x, 468 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Clancy, Tom 1947-2013,- Creator
Alternative Title: Enemy contact

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Dodgers88
Oct 29, 2019

Ponderous and dull. Story threads were ineffectually connected and much of the time I felt like I was being lectured to on various topics. My least favourite Clancy book and I hope this author either picks up his storytelling skills or refrains from writing another.

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cookiebag
Aug 17, 2019

Recommended

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MEnstone
Jul 29, 2019

You know, entertaining enough. However, more like living vicariously through a forensic accountant rather than living vicariously through a daring international man of action! Paper trails and cloud computing security threat vectors were the theme, rather than daring action missions. There were some moments, but one can't help but lament previous books.
The Clancy franchise used to do better than new topic, new chapter: "Clarke held a gun to The Czech's knee" without lavish and detailed multi-chapter descriptions of how Clark got to the Czech's knee: equipment checks and camaraderie, hostile country ingress via parachute from covert craft, infil to hostile compound dispatching guards and guard dogs, breaching perimeters, gung-ho charging about, crash-bangs through windows, ... and then finding the target ... and only then holding a gun to his knee. Oh well. As I say, entertaining enough. B/B+

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pterry25
Jul 15, 2019

It is slow going at first. The author is setting out a fairly dense, intertwined storyline. But the it starts to come together and move quickly. If you like espionage, this is a good one.

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AlmadenAFS
Jul 02, 2019

Maden bangs this one. Remember your World History. Circa 1939....Patience.....China will win regardless of the cost or means.

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USAF1969
Jun 24, 2019

MIke Maden does a great job carrying on Tom Clancy's Ryan series. Clancy himself wrote great stories, but tended to get way into the weeds on technological things. Maden also tends to get into the weeds, but his weeds are generally around geopolitical matters. I prefer Maden's weeds, and some of them prompt some fact checking - like in this story, the economy of Poland - which checks out - so I learned something. The underlying story in this book also focuses one's attention on a critical, modern issue, in my opinion - cybersecurity. In this case, that word refers not to our individual cybersecurity, but to state security. And Maden's imagination (I hope that's what it is) presents some really horrifying possibilities. I do hope its all fiction. The story line is interesting, the characters are well developed, and there are lots of sub-story lines that make the whole thing both engaging and scary. It is a long book, but well worth the time to read it.

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