Threat Vector

Threat Vector

eBook - 2012
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#1 New York Times Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China?s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy's plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyberwarfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but it?s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.
Published: [S.l.] : Penguin Group US, 2012.
ISBN: 9781101607954
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: 3M Company


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Apr 26, 2019

The best thing about Tom Clancy is that you can jump right in. The plot is easy to follow and only needs a basic knowledge of the military (rest is explained or can easily be googled). Highly recommended for readers that are into the action genre or wanted to read a lessor known Tom Clancy title.

Nov 14, 2018

Great book! Started out faster than most of Clancy's novels. Kept good intensity, but the ending could of had more edge of your seat action. Highly recommend!

Sep 24, 2016

Another entertaining and fast-paced book by Clancy and Greaney. All the gang is back fighting cyberterrorism from China.

Jun 14, 2014

It was an excellent book! I couldn't put it down for a week. The cyber terrorism was not believable, but the jet pilot fighters action was really exciting!

a5a22406 Mar 08, 2014

The Chicoms ramp up their Cyber-warfare arsenal and the USA is not ready for it; ROC and US planes battle PLAAF planes over the Strait between Taiwan and mainland China: a former-Russian spy gets recruited to do some dirty work in Washington for China and American fighter-bombers take a run up the Pearl River to Guangzhou. Great novel. Lots of excitement and the cyber warfare plot is most interesting.

Especially poignant right now, with the PRC flexing it's military muscles in the South China Sea.

Oct 25, 2013

This is one big book - 2 inches thick. For this reason I could only read a good portion of it, and need to go back to it again sometime down the road. However, I like what I have read so far.

Dec 21, 2012

Yet another disappointing Tom Clancy and company novel, all the more so because his older work was compelling. Jack Ryan Sr. is back in the White House again, confronting a crisis with an aggressive China trying to assert itself. Its tactics include military, economic, and cyber warfare, and the situation brings his son Jack Jr. and colleagues at the off the book group known as the Campus into the crossfire. Clancy continues to ignore his own continuity, something that he's been doing ever since Red Rabbit and Teeth of the Tiger. There are glitches and errors suggesting he and his co-writer don't care much about preserving that continuity, and instead put their emphasis into Clancy's new political stances, which have plagued the last few books. As usual, the book is too tech-heavy, with long descriptions of how things work, an obsession Clancy has always had. All in all, the new characters Clancy has developed in the last few books just aren't as interesting as those from older books, and his disregard for maintaining continuity is frustrating. He hasn't had a worthwhile book since The Bear And The Dragon, and that shows no sign of changing anytime soon.


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