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Publisher's Summary

On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory: an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.
The next day Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared - gone to ground with funds for a vital intelligence operation. Jack's oldest friend has turned, they insist.
They leave Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth Gregory, call us immediately. And do not get involved.
But they don't know Jack. He won't abandon a friend in need.
His pursuit of the truth will lead him across Iran, through the war-torn Caucasus, and finally deep into territory coveted by the increasingly aggressive Russian Federation. Along the way, Jack is joined by Seth's primary agent, Ysabel, an enigmatic Iranian woman who seems to be his only clue to Seth's whereabouts.
Jack soon finds himself lost in a maze of intrigue, lies, and betrayal where no one is who they seem to be - not even Seth, who's harboring a secret of his own that harkens back to the Cold War. A secret that is driving him to the brink of treachery.
Racing against the clock, Jack must unravel the mystery: Who is friend and who is foe? Before it's over, Jack Ryan, Jr., may have to choose between his loyalty to Seth and his loyalty to America.
©2015 Grant Blackwood (P)2015 Random House Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By Dennis Hamel on 07-07-15


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story line and character development

Has Tom Clancy Under Fire turned you off from other books in this genre?

no, but now I am very sceptical of the Grant Blackwood direction of this series.

What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

A good storyteller (but he need a good story)

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It continued the Jack Ryan universe, but not really any development of the characters. I didnt even care about the main characters that have been previously developed.

Any additional comments?

THe story became less plausible the further along it went, and the characters nothing more than cardboard cutouts. I have been very caught up in all the previous Clancy books, and even enjoyed the previous Grant Blackwood stories, this just fell flat. I did not even finish the book. I really did not care at all about how anything concluded. That has never happened before in a book like this.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By steve wilcox on 06-25-15

Not the best in the Clancy franchise

Not even Scott Brick could make this tale more than average. I like Clancy novels cause I love the charters and things happen all around the world and come together in the end. None of that in here. This is Jack Jr. Story and all fought in the same place. John Clark"s character is almost a cameo. Sorry this story is more hot dog than steak.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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