Tom Clancy Support and Defend : The Jack Ryan Universe

  • by Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: The Jack Ryan Universe
  • 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of Tom Clancy's most storied characters, Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America's secrets from falling into enemy hands in this blockbuster new novel written by Clancy's longtime coauthor.
Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Dominic Caruso is presented with the deadliest challenge of his career.
Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack.
Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Curb your expectations!

Mark Greaney is not Tom Clancy, and Clancy wasn't Greaney, either. If you picked up this book expecting the writing and the storytelling to be exactly the way Clancy would have done it, you aren't being realistic. No two people will write the same story the same way, and Mr. Clancy is gone.

This review is probably colored by the fact that I am a huge Greaney fan, and also by the fact that I was growing weary of Clancy's writing. I just finished Clancy's "The Bear and the Dragon" and it was over 40 hours long. I had to MAKE myself finish it. Clancy's writing had become ridiculously tedious and preachy.

Clancy fleshed out his characters a little more fully than Greaney tends to, and I hope Greaney will move in that direction in future titles. There's a reason John Clark, et al. are such beloved characters, and it's because Clancy took the time to delve into their souls.

This book was a fast-paced, excellent read, and I can't wait for the next one!
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was a decent story, so I would not consider it a waste of time. Could have been better though.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tom Clancy Support and Defend?

One of the most memorable moments in the story was when the helo pilot faked a malfunction to allow his daughter to escape.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

The Israeli Krav Maga instructor and his family were the more memorable characters. Too bad they died faster than Yoda.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

This book was a bit of a disappointment. I am a huge fan of Tom Clancy, the Jack Ryan series and recently the Campus series. With that being said, I was disappointed that this didn't seem to really be a part of the series. Asides from Carusos' involvement with the Campus in previous books this could just as easily have been written as a stand alone book. You could very easily have removed the Campus involvement from this book, changed Caruso and Shermans names, and the book would have been the same, albeit without the Branding associated with Clancy, Ryan and the Campus. Granted this book would not have done as well without that Branding. I had such high hopes for this book considering Mr. Clancy won't be writing anymore. Such a waste for a Clancy book.

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- Lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio