It is another must read for all lovers of Tom Clancy Jack Ryan Novels. Again, Mark Greaney carries on the great tradition. Commander In Chief turns the Russo/American conflict from The Ukraine to Lithuania with a thinly disguised Russian President Valeri Volodin raising havoc in the Baltic’s.
Jack Ryan Jr. returns in this novel with a large role and John Clark again proves he is invincible! Add to the plot money laundering, Bitcoin and a new class of Russian submarines and Greaney has all the necessary ingredients for 718 pages of excitement.
No spoilers here! Just get the book and anticipate a good read.
President Jack Ryan is back in Mark Greaney’s new novel Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect. Greaney hits his stride in his second book in the Clancy legacy following Tom Clancy’s death in October, 2013. His first was Tom Clancy Support and Defend. ( Search here at Gordon’s Good Reads.)
Tom Clancy fans, myself included, will not be disappointed as familiar characters return in the page turning action to which readers have become accustomed in Greaney’s writing. Few, if any, wasted paragraphs.
The timely plot is of course North Korea. The new Supreme Leader Choi-Ji-hoon is more malevolent and even less stable than his deceased father. Driven to build a nuclear ICBM delivery system, Choi-Ji-hoon drives his subservient ghouls into a fiendish plot to source the cash to fund the project, through the discovery of valuable heavy metals in the mountains of the north.
Profiteers join with America’s natural enemies in an unholy alliance with the North Koreans to carry out the complicated task of mining, marketing and converting into cash this new exploitable resource.
Enter ” The Campus” and POTUS in an alliance to stop the madness. Mark Greaney’s research and storytelling approach cable news reality! Tom Clancy fans will enjoy every page, satisfied that there will be still more of this great series.
I have previously referenced in an earlier post the pleasure of reading fourteen Tom Clancy novels in sequence! The characters appear and re-appear and of course there is the ever-present Jack Ryan as in the case of last year’s Dead or Alive.( See earlier Tom Clancy Blog). Against All Enemies is written with Peter Telep
I have just completed Against All Enemies sans Jack Ryan but ex-Navy-Seal Maxwell Moore carries forward Clancy’s genius for crafting fabulous thrillers. A warning, when you arrive at Chapter 42 clear your schedule because you will not be able to put this book down until the last page. If you love Tom Clancy do not leave for summer vacation without Against All Enemies.
Those of us who have already read Dead or Alive will have to wait for the next Clancy volume to find out who wins the election!