The Teeth of the Tiger

The Teeth of the Tiger

Jack Ryan Series, Book 12

eBook - 2004
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A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable.In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system.Way outside the system.In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar.The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr.Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now—but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here...and it is about to become far more dangerous.From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2004
ISBN: 9781101002308
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jan 15, 2019

This novel disappointed me. Tom Clancy got off on some tangents, and he did not, or could not, bring it back.

Mar 30, 2017

I am reading the Jack Ryan series in order. I was surprised by the jump in time on this one. Ryan is retired as is his wife. Jack Jr. is now an adult as are the Caruso twins. Not to give anything away, but there is an operation in London. Clancy never mentions the presence of tv/security monitors. Usually, his in so detailed, but in this case, a glaring error, as everyone knows that there are a lot of security cameras in London.

BookReviewer2015 Dec 12, 2014

A quick and exciting read from Clancy!

See Jack Ryan Jr in action with a new security organization-The Campus, that must deal with a volatile cross border plot.

Sep 25, 2011

I found the book quite bland, from the plot to the characters. These teeth had no bite

May 31, 2011

Very boring - virtually no action just page after page of explanations and travelogue.

Apr 13, 2011

A far step down from some of his better material in the past; Clancy inexplicably plays around with his own continuity and timing to put Jack Ryan's son into the midst of a top secret outfit.

Jul 14, 2009

I thought this book was garbage. I'm into this genre, but the plot line was TOTALLY unbelievable. The plot was so unbelievable that the word fiction isn't descriptive enough. This was a very lazily and poorly written book.

Also the dialogue was juvenile and frankly terrible. If I had a dollar for every time the Clancy writes "Roger that, bro" I wouldn't have to worry about my 401k recovering. Total thumbs down!!


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