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The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new. Called out of retirement to serve as the new president's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan who must prepare an untested president to meet the challenge. For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high.
©1994 Jack Ryan Limited Partnership (P)1999 Random House Inc.
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"A shocker climax so plausible you'll wonder why it hasn't yet happened." (Entertainment Weekly)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 12-18-02

Don't buy abridged

The abridgement makes this book hard to follow. The Clancy plots are naturally complex, and this one adds a lot of action on top of that. Abridging makes it jumbled and disjointed. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be available unabridged.

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out of 5 stars
By Elaine Johnson on 10-12-08

Much too abridged!

If you like Tom Clancy's writing, you'll hate this edition! This abridged version has been cut down so much it's difficult to follow the story. If I hadn't read the paper version previously, I would have been completly lost. It's like being given a sandwich without the bread. You've got the meat but nothing to hold the whole mess together.

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