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Most Helpful Favorable Review

41 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended

First of all, I just have to say that if some of these reviewers haven't figured out by now that a novel written 'with' the author is never up to the standards of a novel written 'by' the author then maybe they should stick to non-fiction.
Second of all, if you're...
First of all, I just have to say that if some of these reviewers haven't figured out by now that a novel written 'with' the author is never up to the standards of a novel written 'by' the author then maybe they should stick to non-fiction.
Second of all, if you're going to let 2 short phrases out of a 544 page novel, sway your opinion of the whole book then why waste your money on a Clancy novel to begin with? No criticism of Fox News? That's right, but I didn't see any criticism of CNN either and they are just as liberally biased as Fox is Conservative. Who the heck watches MSNBC anyway?
Can you imagine the plot for a spy/action/war/espionage novel written by an author with liberal bias? What would it be about; how polite we were when we asked for our drone back? How many of our guys get killed before we get to fire back? What's the proper degree of back bend when bowing to the Chinese premier or the king of Saudi Arabia? What's the protocol for a state dinner for the president of Iran?
Ok, now that I have that off my chest, I thought this was a very well written, exciting and well researched book. It's what I look for in an action novel of this type; action, excitement, intrigue, heroism, the good guys beat the bad guys. The bad guys don't play fair, why should we? In short - when I read about about US forces against enemy forces I like it when we win.
Now I too am going to go back and reread some on Clancy's older novels (with and by) so I can refresh my memory on how some of the old characters like John and Chavez developed. I will continue to be Clancy fan until until his choice of co-authors forgets whose side he or she is on.

posted by vacshop on December 29, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

49 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

Clancy has sold Ryan out politically

Though Clancy continues to write excellent well thought out action scenes he brought out his Republican agenda with a heavy hand in this book. Where Ryan used to be an independent (or at least a man of the people who knew both parties have faults) he is now fully in th...
Though Clancy continues to write excellent well thought out action scenes he brought out his Republican agenda with a heavy hand in this book. Where Ryan used to be an independent (or at least a man of the people who knew both parties have faults) he is now fully in the conservative corner. Whereas earlier Clancy's books showed Kealty was a slimy politician, now he seems to represent the entire liberal agenda. Clancy also rails against liberal media (but though he calls out MSNBC and CBS, he doesn't do anything about the slant of FOX)

Some quoted text.

"I saw some nutjob on MSNBC"
"Liberal bias in the media was a fact of nature"

One other thing that bugged me was continuity. If I'm not mistaken, in Sum of all Fears, Denver was destroyed by a nuclear weapon. So...how could this line happen in this story.

"a guy at a Kealty Q&A in Denver had the temerity"

posted by Driftwood on December 15, 2011

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    This book is a scorcher, just try to put it down!

    Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney have a armchair gripping spy thriller that is eerily pertinent with regard to current international affairs. Even though this is fiction, it opens the reader's eyes to the very real possibility that a variant these circumstances could conceivably happen in any of several unstable countries or sympathetic governments with a dual agenda. At 853 pages it's a whopper--but it's a fast read. I finished it in 3 days time. If nothing else, I gives the reader a good reason to keep informed on international and national events...not to be lulled into complacency in today's endless cable news cycles with a biased agenda, and not take every postulation at face value. Pretty sure there's another round forthcoming!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

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    great

    Excellent book. Keeps you reading. So hard to put down

    15 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    A+++

    A+++

    11 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Miust read

    I have all the ryan series and this is the best. I read it in 2 days couldnt put it down

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Outstanding!

    This book was truly difficult to put down. The only problem with it is it did too good of a job setting up the follow up novel. I just wish I could order it now.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Me

    Books are ahh-mazing

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    By anonymous on december 31, 2011

    Great read and from the ending there is more coming

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

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    This book is awesomeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Tom clancy does it again...

    Another fast pace book by one if my favorite authors.... just now have to wait for the next one to come out....the twist and turns just kept me turning the pages....and to leave it hanging at the end just makes me yearn for more... great series continues with old casts of people along with bringing on new ones.....

    Anthony

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Another Ryan comes of age!

    I think that Jack Jr's coming of age is another great spin for this series. Already hooked and waiting on the follow up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    Very Good story - must read

    Another good Jack Rayn stroy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    I will tell you at our book

    Conner

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Excitement "Locked In" in Clancy's Thrilling Novel

    Tom Clancy is locked on the excitement bulls eye in his novel by the same title "Locked On". It is a continuation of the John Clark/Jack Ryan series of his books and delivers twists and turns and non stop enjoyment. Could not wait to finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Tony

    Flinches as he's mocked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Pierce

    He smiles and walks to his cell. He climbs in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Jake

    D<_>amn expirements

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Jade

    I nodded and vanished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Sara Esmae

    Im semi locked out so dont expect certian aanswers immeditly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Devil

    Can i be tested i have superstrength and speed. I am able to spawn anything in. I am invicible i cant die but i can be hurt

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