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Command Authority

Jack Ryan

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The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team.

There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 21, 2014 – In the entertaining final Jack Ryan novel from bestseller Clancy (1947–2013), Russian president Valeri Volodin has imperialistic ambitions similar to those of a certain real-life Russian president. Failure to annex Estonia thanks to unexpected NATO resistance only redirects Russian attention to the Crimea and other lands currently outside NATO's formal umbrella. Meanwhile, President Ryan's son, Jack Ryan Jr., investigates what appears to be an unrelated case involving Russian gangsters exploiting a corrupt system to steal a vast fortune. In fact, the opportunistic appropriation links the ambitions of a once-obscure KGB officer decades ago to the events unfolding in the Crimean region and to the early career of President Ryan himself. Although the military conflict is an important part of the plot, this is a classic spy novel. Fans of extended combat sequences should look elsewhere, as the focus is on high stakes espionage and assassinations carried out in rented rooms and dark alleys, not well-lit battlefields.

Customer Reviews

Great tale; saddest ending

As every fan of Tom Clancy knows this book was released just after his death. It was the planned release date and his passing was unexpected. I've always hated reaching the end of a Clancy novel since Search for Red October. I hated to see the enthralling story end each time. However, there was always the comfort of anticipating the next tale. Today that comfort, that anticipation, is lost. There will be no more Clancy stories of the Ryans, Clarks, international intrigues and the page turning plot lines that only this master could produce. Others may try to pick up the baton in his name but it is unlikely that they will have the master's touch. Wherever you are now, Tom, I know you are weaving stories that will capture the imagination of you fellows (and gals). You will be sorely missed, but missed with gratitude for all the entertainment you have given your fans over the decades. Yours has been a pinnacle of quality that will stand the test of time. Well done, sir.

A fitting end

I can't believe I just read the last words of the last Clancy novel ever. The book was excellent just like all he had written. We will miss you Tom.

Command Authority

Truly a masterpiece! Mr. Clancy saved one of his very best for last. A must read.

Command Authority
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Dec 03, 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 608 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Jack Ryan
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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