Jack Ryan is the new US President – in the record-breaking No 1 bestseller from the world’s leading thriller writer – now published as a Trade Paperback.
At the dramatic climax of his last No 1 bestseller, Debt of Honour, a runaway Jumbo Jet crashes into the Capitol Building in Washington, leaving the President dead, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress. Dazed and confused, the man who minutes before had been confirmed as the new caretaker Vice-President is told that he is now President of the United States. President John Patrick Ryan.
And that is where Executive Orders begins – as Ryan’s new responsibilities crush in upon him with stunning force. But how do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? He knows that the eyes of the world are on him now – and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, in Tehran and even in Washington, there are those eager to take advantage. Soon they will make their moves; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he could not imagine it.
Filled with the exceptional authenticity, acute political insight and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, Executive Orders confirms
Tom Clancy’s position as the world’s greatest storyteller.
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Tom Clancy goes to the White House in this thriller of political terror and global disaster. The American political situation takes a disturbing turn as the President, Congress and Supreme Court are obliterated when a Japanese terrorist lands a 747 on the Capitol. Meanwhile, the Iranians are unleashing an Ebola virus threat on the country. Jack Ryan, CIA agent, is cast into the middle of this maelstrom. As a result of a recent sex scandal, Ryan had been appointed vice president, but it's an office he doesn't hold for long when he finds himself suddenly thrust into the Chief Executive's chair. He goes after the Iranians and then tries to piece together the country and his life the only way he knows how--with a fury, which is what we've come to expect in Clancy's intricate, detailed and accurate stories of warfare and intrigue.Review:
‘A potent mixture of thriller and Washington power novel.
Everyone who has ever fantasised about cleaning up government and showing the wretched politicians how it should really be done will enjoy the way that Clancy’s hero fights his corner, while at the same time being swept up in a plot which is complex and rapid enough to seduce most readers… just the thing.’
‘Ryan is back, and not just for an encore. The pace is frantic, the detail, as ever, exhaustive… a relentless, plot-packed blockbuster.’
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