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

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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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- Amazon Customer

Good and fun, but...

Would you listen to Tom Clancy Support and Defend again? Why?

I will listen to it again someday. It is a book. It's just not a Clancy...


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was predictable. But the execution of the ending was exciting.


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

Therein lies the problem... Since there were 4... 5, maybe 6 characters in the whole book, I guess you have to go with the star, Dom.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There really weren't any moving moments. It's an action thriller. The bullets do all the moving.


Any additional comments?

Considered a "Campus" novel, but this is not the Clancy stories that built the Ryanverse. I hoped Mark had learned a thing or two from Tom, and I'm sure he did, but Tom could weave a story that wrapped around you like a blanket. Mark has presented us a pretty good screenplay!

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- R. A. James

Book Details

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