Originally published in 1996, a thriller in which Jack Ryan is faced with crushing responsibilities when he becomes the new President of the US after a jumbo jet crashes into the Capitol Building in Washington, leaving the President dead, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress. From the author SSN.
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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:
‘Ryan is back, and not just for an encore. The pace is frantic, the detail, as ever, exhaustive… a relentless, plot-packed blockbuster.’
‘A potent mixture of thriller and Washington power novel. Everyone who has ever fantasised about cleaning up government… will enjoy the way that Clancy’s hero fights his corner… just the thing.’
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002245787