Power and empire book review

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TOM CLANCY POWER AND EMPIRE by Marc Cameron | Kirkus Reviews

Look Inside. Nov 28, Minutes Buy. Nov 06, ISBN Nov 28, ISBN Nov 28, Minutes. Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggresive challenge from the Chinese government as the G20 Summit approaches. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer and a storm tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands.
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Tom Clancy: Power and Empire

Thank you! Concurrently, Ryan Senior is dealing with Chinese president Zhao Chengzhi without realizing Zhao has deadly enemies within his government. The book has a hard-charging, straight-as-a-desert-road plot sans twists or turns, with minimal character development to obscure pages of action ranging from pirates targeting yachts to armed smack downs of pimp hideaways from Texas to Argentina to Tokyo, among other locales. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.


If you're already a Tom Clancy and Jack Ryan fan, you're definitely going to want to pick up this book, as Cameron's novel doesn't disappoint and is one that would make the late Clancy proud. From the outset, the book is a page-turner; it immediately introduces various characters and storylines that hook the reader and keep them waiting to see how seemingly unrelated events in the plot begin to intertwine.

Instead, the stop turns out to be anything but routine, when a frail young girl was rescued after being held against her will and used in a child sex ring. Clark, a former Navy SEAL, gives the woman what she wants, and happily takes their wrestling match into the deep end. But an old SEAL still loves the water. As other seemingly random events occur around the world, President Jack Ryan and his administration start connecting the dots. While the Campus does their work in the shadows, Ryan must find a way to get ahead of President Zaho before the two countries engage in an all-out war. For a universe as vast as the one Clancy created, Cameron obviously did his homework. Not only is the plot well-written, but the characters all feel real and authentic, something diehard fans will no doubt appreciate.

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