Without remorse

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Putnam, Aug 1, 1993 - Fiction - 639 pages
521 Reviews
Over the course of seven novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized tens of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Without Remorse, however, goes beyond anything he has ever done.
Its hero is John Kelly, a man well familiar to Clancy's readers by his code name, Mr. Clark. In The Sum of All Fears, he hunted down nuclear terrorists. In Clear and Present Danger, he led aerial raids against drug lords. In The Cardinal of the Kremlin, he spirited away a KGB chief's family by submarine. But nothing will ever be as deadly - or as personal - as the danger he must face in Without Remorse.
John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, is still getting over the accidental death of his wife six months before, when he befriends a young woman with a decidedly checkered past. When that past reaches out for her in a particularly horrifying fashion, he vows revenge and, assembling all of his old skills, sets out to track down the men responsible, before it can happen again.
At the same time, the Pentagon is readying an operation to rescue a key group of prisoners in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp. One man, they find, knows the terrain around the camp better than anyone else they have: a certain former Navy SEAL named John Kelly.
Kelly has his own mission. The Pentagon wants him for theirs. Attempting to juggle the two, Kelly (now code-named Mr. Clark) finds himself confronted by a vast array of enemies, both at home and abroad - men so skillful that the slightest misstep means death. And the fate of dozens of people, including Kelly himself, rests on his making sure that misstep never happens.
Men aren't born dangerous. They grow dangerous. And the most dangerous of all, Kelly learns, are the ones you least expect...
As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Without Remorse, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense and a remarkable cast of characters.

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Good premise and plot. - Goodreads
A laughably bad book, writing seemed amateurish. - Goodreads
Great story, great pacing, great action and intrigue. - Goodreads
Great introduction to John Clark and Emmet Ryan - Goodreads
I got bored during much of that plot. - Goodreads
great page turner nothing like revenge - Goodreads

Review: Without Remorse (John Clark #1)

User Review  - Ronald Kral - Goodreads

A typical Tom Clancy beach book. James Bondish main character (John Clark). A fun "light" read probably appealing to men only. Read full review

Review: Without Remorse (John Clark #1)

User Review  - Marg - Goodreads

Love this book. One of my favorites. Loss, love, learning, and revenge great themes for any story. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
33
Section 3
49
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He graduated from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing novels. His works include Red Storm Rising, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, The Sum of All Fears, and Rainbow Six. His books The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were adapted into major motion pictures. He also works nonfiction books including Into the Storm: A Study In Command, Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Airborne, and Reality Check: What's Going on Out There?