Clear and Present Danger

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Penguin, 1990 - Fiction - 688 pages
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The US ambassador to Columbia has been murdered by drug lords. Enemy covert agents filter into the jungles of South America---and Central America is ready to explode. CIA man Jack Ryan is in the eye of a storm---and for the US the stakes have never been greater. Tom Clancy captured worldwide attention with "The Hunt For Red October" and "Red Storm Rising." He set new standards for storytelling excellence in "The Cardinal of the Kremlin." Now he unleashes his most harrowing thriller yet---in a story of international brinkmanship that is as up-to-the minute as today's headlines and as frightening as the truth that lies behind them...
 

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User Review  - crashmyparty - LibraryThing

On first reading: This is the first Tom Clancy book I have read, and I absolutely loved it. It's a fantastic book. It does demand all your attention to follow all the characters introduced at ... Read full review

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User Review  - pratalife - LibraryThing

I finally got around to reading the book having seen the movie many times. The novel is good, classic Clancy, but my lasting thought was a new-found appreciation for the art of screenwriting ... Read full review

Contents

The King of SAR
10
Creatures of the Night
33
The Panache Procedure
46
Preliminaries
63
Beginnings
75
Deterrence
90
Knowns and Unknowns
108
Deployment
128
Execution
352
Force Majeure
376
Fallout
400
Discoveries
427
Explanations
449
Disclosures
475
The Games Begin
495
Ground Rules
522

Meeting Engagement
153
Dry Feet
176
InCountry
202
The Curtain on SHOWBOAT
226
The Bloody Weekend
252
Snatch and Grab
287
Deliverymen
314
Target List
327
The ODYSSEY File
551
Instruments of State
574
The Battle of Ninja Hill
598
Accounting
620
Fillups
647
The Good of the Service
677
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About the author (1990)

A little more than 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, 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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