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Debt of Honor

Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy

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Description

Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse.

He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage.

Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion.

When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action.

As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.

Publishers Weekly Review

Aug 15, 1994 – Jack Ryan, now the President's National Security Adviser, finds himself embroiled in the buildup to a new world war-one in which the stock market and national economic policy are as critical as advanced weaponry. A power-hungry Japanese financier, still blaming America for his parents' deaths in WWII, plans to use his immense wealth to purchase his revenge. A fatal auto accident in the U.S., caused by faulty gas tanks in two Japanese cars, leads to the breakdown of U.S.-Japanese trade agreements. Spies track each other; nuclear weapons are built and hidden; Ryan and an assortment of his old colleagues maneuver ships, planes and spies into harm's way. As always, the author of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger spins out story threads in a rich but bewildering tangle of plot and setting, then vigorously weaves them together. Here, the heart-stopping climax is unexpected, but oddly appropriate. As always, Clancy instructs (sometimes didactically) as he entertains, teaching us about currency trading, Asian business etiquette and the daily life of an American politician. Without taking up Japan-bashing, as Michael Crichton did in Rising Sun, or partisan politics, Clancy warns that recent downsizing in the defense establishment has so depleted our military resources that the country is vulnerable to aggression that can arise anywhere, anytime. 2 million first printing; BOMC selection.

Customer Reviews

Debt of Honor

Tom Clancy is a master storyteller. Debt of Honor, like his other books, immerses the reader into a world of political intrigue and military operations. In addition, Clancy interweaves historical perspectives within the story, adding depth and meaning. Character and plot development are magnificent. There are those who claim that Tom Clancy novels are too long and too detailed. However, if you crave quality writing, plausible story lines, and just plain want to be entertained; this is the book for you.

Tom Clancy

I have been reading Clancy for years. I truly enjoy the series of his books.
Not that I am a qualified critic, but Clancy starts his books slowly introducing so many characters that one has to constantly go back chapters to remember some one mentioned early in the book. The plot unfolds at a snails pace then as if he becomes bored with the book begins to pick up the pace until one senses he is in a drag race toward the end. Then the book abruptly ends as if one stepped off a cliff.

Awful

A novel that reads like an ADHD 5yr old tells stories.

And then! And then! AND THEN!!!

Debt of Honor
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Aug 01, 1995
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 1008 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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