Executive Orders

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HarperCollins, 1998 - Adventure stories - 1272 pages
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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.

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Review: Executive Orders (Jack Ryan #8)

User Review  - Thomas Strömquist - Goodreads

In retrospect, the most fascinating thing about this massive monster of a book is that I read it in Swedish as well as English... Suspense and all, it's not worth it... I would surely recommend the ... Read full review

Review: Executive Orders (Jack Ryan #8)

User Review  - Harv Griffin - Goodreads

Jack Ryan as POTUS. I have to skip through huge chunks of this, but I really like the First Family stuff. Have re-read many times. Read full review

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Since the publication of his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy has established an unrivalled position as the world's leading thriller writer, with a string of million-selling novels and three major Hollywood films to his name: The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Executive Orders is his ninth novel.

'He remains No 1' Los Angeles Times

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