Patriot Games (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1988 - Fiction - 800 pages
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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under fire. In an explosive wave of violence, an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA is hunting one man for his act of salvation in an attempted assassination. And now Jack Ryan must pay...with his life.

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There is thorough description and a coherent plot. - Goodreads
I really like the plot. - Goodreads
Tom seemed much more at home writing this novel. - Goodreads
I also felt the ending was a bit anti-climatic. - Goodreads

Review: Patriot Games (Jack Ryan #1)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

3.5 stars is more accurate. This book was not what I expected. First off, it was way better than Hunt for Red October though similar in many ways. It flowed much better, and was a lot more "witty". I ... Read full review

Review: Patriot Games (Jack Ryan #1)

User Review  - Kym Andrew Robinson - Goodreads

This was one of the first Clancy novels I managed to read, I read it after I had seen the film and so had the tendency to make comparisons to the film. I did enjoy this novel and like any fiction it ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

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—the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels—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.

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