Full Force and Effect

Full Force and Effect

Large Print - 2014 | Large print edition.
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. Connecting the dots will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. President Jack Ryan faces a decades-old stalemate with North Korea and a young dictator determined to prove his strength. Like his father, he has nuclear ambitions. Unlike his father, he has the economic resources.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410474902
1410474909
Characteristics: 847 pages : map.
Additional Contributors: Clancy, Tom 1947-2013.

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gtct
Apr 14, 2015

Not in the same league as Red Storm Rising or Rainbow Six but a better read than most other fictions.

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Keogh
Feb 28, 2015

Though Tom Clancy is dead, the stories go on, now being written by Mark Greaney. The storyline, with a lunatic dictator running North Korea and aiming to assert himself on the world stage by killing off the American president, certainly has the same real-world sensibility of Clancy's novels. The weaknesses remain the same since the last good Clancy novel- The Bear And The Dragon. Continuity is ignored here and there, the partisan political angle is much more pronounced than it was in the earlier novels, and fundamentally, the characters created out of The Campus era just don't measure up in terms of interest the way characters like Jack Ryan and John Clark did. Even as their older selves, Ryan, Clark and Domingo Chavez are better and more compelling characters than the young Ryan, Sam Driscoll, and Dominic Caruso. Still, the second half of the book picks things up considerably, and helps give the book as a whole a boost.

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AlmadenAFS
Jan 02, 2015

Good read, good plot, current events parallel. About half way thought the book you don't want to put it down.

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SEBoiko
Dec 26, 2014

If you aren't hurting and bitching, then you aren't living.

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SEBoiko
Dec 26, 2014

The destabilization of the Korean Peninsula was hardly in China's self-interest.

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SEBoiko
Dec 26, 2014

... because it had been long known by the Chinese that North Korea's real value lay under the dirt.

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