Patriot Games

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Penguin, 1988 - Fiction - 503 pages
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Tom Clancy's Patriot Games is filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished the author's two previous bestsellers, Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising. Patriot Games puts us on the cutting edge of another type of war -- the international battle of terrorism.Years before the defection of a Soviet submarine will send him hurtling into confrontation with the Soviets in Red October, Jack Ryan, historian, ex-marine, and CIA analyst, is vacationing in London when the Ulster Liberation Army makes a terrorist attack on the Prince and Princess of Wales. By instinctively diving forward to break up the attack, he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the hatred of its most dangerous men. Jack Ryan must summon all of the skills and knowledge at his command to battle back against his nemesis.
 

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In Clancy's landmark first novel, The Hunt for Red October, there is a reference to the hero, Annapolis history instructor Jack Ryan, singlehandedly foiling a terrorist attack on members of the ... Read full review

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This was an ok novel but it can in no way compare to 'The Hunt for Red October' or 'Red Storm Rising.' The main problem with this book is its tedious length. It starts out okay, but then you're ... Read full review

Contents

A Sunny Day in Londontown
1
Cops and Royals
15
Flowers and Families
43
Players
63
Perqs and Plots
80
Trials and Troubles
97
Speedbird Home
123
Information
140
Shock and Trauma
275
Objectives and Patriots
290
Recriminations and Decisions
305
Lights
320
Tests and Passing Grades
335
Data
353
Plans
367
Procedures
385

A Day for Celebration
159
Plans and Threats
180
Warnings
193
Homecoming
213
Visitors
232
Second Chances
246
Movement
401
Connections Missed and Made
420
Rendezvous
446
The Sound of Freedom
469
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

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.

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