Executive Orders

Front Cover
Penguin, 1997 - Fiction - 1358 pages
41 Reviews
"Debt of Honor" ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever: a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as caretaker for a year, and now suddenly, an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush in on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral - all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed. But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington, D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States - some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he cannot imagine it.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
16
4 stars
13
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
3

Review: Executive Orders (Jack Ryan #8)

User Review  - Henry Glover - Goodreads

Pulled this out on a whim after hearing of the author's recent passing. Over the years I've cherry-picked the Jack Ryan novels that interested me, and skipped the others. This one turned out to be ... Read full review

Review: Executive Orders (Jack Ryan #8)

User Review  - Neal - Goodreads

Fun book, prophetic even, written 6 years before 9/11, and still relevant today, see ebola virus outbreak in Africa 2014. It is a pretty fun book to listen to if you don't take it seriously. The ... Read full review

Contents

II
48
III
65
IV
90
V
109
VI
128
VII
145
VIII
167
IX
189
XXXIII
689
XXXIV
706
XXXV
724
XXXVI
744
XXXVII
764
XXXVIII
790
XXXIX
807
XL
845

X
206
XI
224
XII
248
XIII
268
XIV
286
XV
303
XVI
328
XVII
348
XVIII
376
XIX
401
XX
419
XXI
437
XXII
462
XXIII
481
XXIV
498
XXV
519
XXVI
536
XXVII
556
XXVIII
581
XXIX
599
XXX
620
XXXI
638
XXXII
656
XLI
864
XLII
882
XLIII
919
XLIV
940
XLV
977
XLVI
1002
XLVII
1039
XLVIII
1058
XLIX
1078
L
1097
LI
1121
LII
1139
LIII
1159
LIV
1179
LV
1197
LVI
1213
LVII
1240
LVIII
1258
LIX
1279
LX
1310
LXI
1333
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He graduated with a degree in English 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, Rainbow Six, Dead or Alive, and Threat Vector. His books The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were adapted into major motion pictures. He also wrote 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? He died on October 2, 2013 at the age of 66. His last book, Command Authority, co-authored with Mark Greaney, was published posthumously in December 2013 and made the New York Times bestseller list.

Bibliographic information