Framing the Dialogue

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Without Remorse

In Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (a “Jack Ryan Universe” book????), John Clark is the “hero” as he drifts a bit doing work for government using his SEAL skills.  When he happens upon a lost woman, things begin to turn around until they spiral out of control.  His loss becomes a call for revenge as he takes on criminals who act with impunity.  This in the backdrop of continuing aggression by the Vietnamese (North) as this is set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

The criminal element, though brutal, finds it difficult to match the skill and patience of an experience “black” operative.

Command Authority

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”

command authorityI was saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s death in October of 2013.  I had just started reading his work again and have enjoyed the thrill of his most recent novels.  With Command Authority packed story featuring the Ryan’s in a well woven tale that follows the senior Ryan flashback to decades earlier adventure, with junior Ryan on the lead of other criminals and the agents from Campus are retraining and enter back into operations.  I generally do not like when books converge from different vantage points, but this was done well.

Threat Vector

threat vectorJack Ryan squared is back!  I call it that as this Tom Clancy novel, Threat Vector feature both Jack Ryan, Sr. as the Commander-In-Chief and his son Jack Ryan, Jr. as a member of the super secret Campus.  While the title and cover photograph suggest warfare, and there are those components, this big threat is of a cyber security nature and I have to fret over how close to the truth Mr. Clancy is with the abilities of our enemies…or by another name the Chinese.

Locked On

It had been over a decade since I have read a Tom Clancy novel.  Shortly after I started reading Locked On I was wondering why.  I have a bad snowstorm to thank as I needed something to kill time sitting until the roads were cleared and there weren’t many interesting books available at the local supermarket.