The Teeth of the Tiger

The Teeth of the Tiger

by Tom Clancy
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Overview

The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy

A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable.

In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system.

Way outside the system.

In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar.

The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr.

Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now—but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here...and it is about to become far more dangerous.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101002308
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/27/2004
Series: Jack Ryan Series , #12
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 23,493
File size: 707 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

Hometown:

Huntingtown, Maryland

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1947

Date of Death:

October 1, 2013

Place of Birth:

Baltimore, Maryland

Education:

Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969

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The Teeth of the Tiger 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 348 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If Mr. Clancy has come up with a computer program that spits out novels, in the same manner he spits out games, series and now anti-Bush diatribes, then he definitely utilized it here. The characters in the book are reheated shells of characters he created within the last two decades. Not one single action sequence happens that the reader is not completely aware of the outcome before the second paragraph. I wanted this book to be so much more, but alas...it was not even close to 'Rainbow Six'. Hope Mr. Clancy learns from this ridiculously obvious attempt at 'sneaking one by' and puts his thinking cap on next time. He is quickly becoming the Eddie Murphy of literature.
jdcKs More than 1 year ago
I am a Tom Clancy fan from waaaay back, and have loved his work. I am sorry to give such a low rating to this work. "The Teeth...." however seems awkward, elementary and put together with such haste that it seems slip-shod. The premise is timely; however, the characters are shallow and unbelievable. The dialogue followed suit. I realize that the characters are young, but they seem more like a high school click than college graduates with any life experiences. It was with chagrin that I read the cockiness("full of himself") of Jack Ryan Jr., as he killed another human being (and, yes....I know the target was a bad guy and deserved elimination); but the insinuated delight in the assassination actually puts the Ryan character in the same league as those of the terrorists. In short; I expect much more from a seasoned author such as Mr. Clancy, and will give him another chance with future works. Hopefully, he will re-group, and regain his former edge.
Dachemist More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this fictional novel even though I see it as another "formula Book" by Tom Clancy. I keep looking forward to other titles written by him. The plot of this novel seems "realistic" in today's world of nations trying to become dominant in the world of Geo-politics. This is a thrilling novel right up to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the style and particularly the content of this book. When is the next book in this series coming?
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was pretty boring for some part of it. One part was pretty awesome and well after that it just went kind of-blah. Just not enough action for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clancy never disappoints - looking forward to future Ryan Series books
Ltcleon More than 1 year ago
As usually the case with Clancy, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Jack Ryan saga is GREAT. Please keep it going.
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good book love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teeth of the Tiger is my second favorite Tom Clancy book, only to Rainbow Six. I'm amazed that it only has a 3 Star rating. Very good read that brings up the "what if" and "I hope we have people doing this" aspects of counter terrorism. Tom Clancy's writing style of following multiple independent people throughout the book and tying everyone together by the end makes it easy to break into smaller reading segments if it is hard for you to read for long periods of time. Though I'm sure you will want to just keep on reading, as I did.
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I have been a Clancy fan for years. Read all of his books. If you like Clive Cussler or Vince Flynn you need to read this book.
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Thought this book Was a good read. A little deferent style, but good, would recomend to my friends. When is next book coming out ?
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