Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy

Commander in Chief

Large Print - 2015
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When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad -- a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best. A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up. A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated. A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens. A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks. Only one man recognizes an ominous pattern in the reports of terror from around the globe. U.S. President Jack Ryan sees a guiding hand in the worldwide chaos, but before he can act he needs proof. While his intelligence agencies race to uncover the truth behind the attacks, the President struggles to unite a fractious and distrustful coalition of Western nations against the schemes of the Russian dictator. With five thousand Russian troops poised to invade a NATO nation, can Jack Ryan move swiftly enough to stop Volodin's grand plan of global conflict and conquest? Or will he succeed in changing the balance of world power forever?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410484727
1410484726
Characteristics: large print (16 point),rda
953 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Clancy, Tom 1947-2013
Alternative Title: Commander in chief

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Keogh
Apr 25, 2016

The Russian President proves to be a complete pain in the neck in more ways than one in this new novel by Mark Greaney, continuing the ongoing adventures of characters created by the late Tom Clancy. With President Jack Ryan confronting a Russian crisis on more than one front, his son Jack Jr. and colleagues at the secretive campus are working on the same matter in different parts of the world, while the Putin-substitute does everything but chew scenery. The Campus characters continue to be not that terribly interesting when compared to earlier Clancy creations like Ryan Sr., John Clark, and Domingo Chavez, and the novel does suffer from some of the usual techno-jargon one would find in any Clancy novel, but Greaney at least makes the plot work. Better than some of what's come out from Team Clancy in the last few years.

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gtct
Mar 19, 2016

The battle scenes reminded me of Red Storm Rising.

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AlmadenAFS
Feb 06, 2016

Clancy would be proud. Greaney has picked up the flag where it fell from Clancy's pen. A little different style but the content and characters are what you expect with the Clancy name.

pw1040 Dec 30, 2015

Greaney isn't Tom Clancy, but still a good read, carrying on in the Jack Ryan universe.

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charliehustle thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 98 and 98

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