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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1987 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd.; (P)1987 Random House Inc., Random House AudioBooks, a Division of Random House Inc.
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"Ambitious, daring, studded with facts...as spectacular as any thriller ever." (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
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By Laurie on 05-01-08

good book, but disappointing abridgement

The story's great, the narrator is very good, but the abridgement is disappointing (although someone who has not read the book would probably enjoy this abridgement, despite the fact that many of the best characterization bits are missing). The completely unnecessary musical interludes are horrible - very melodramatic, corny, quite distracting.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By P. Parr on 05-09-09

Patriot Games

If you like Tom Clancy this is a terrible abridgement. It leaves all the important parts out.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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