Patriot Games

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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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Second best book i have ever read,very insightfull, somewhere somehow we can always relate to it.well done!

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Great story, classic Tom Clancy. I haven't read a bad Clancy book yet, and the Jack Ryan stories are excellent. There are a few parts of the book where things feel a little too convenient or fake, but they're minor points & details that only somebody familiar with the environment or protocol might pick up on. Still great thriller & definitely a recommended read. 


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Cops and Royals
Flowers and Families
Perqs and Plots
Trials and Troubles
Speedbird Home
Shock and Trauma
Objectives and Patriots
Recriminations and Decisions
Tests and Passing Grades

A Day for Celebration
Plans and Threats
Second Chances
Connections Missed and Made
The Sound of Freedom

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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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