Commander in Chief A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a

  • Title: Commander-in-Chief
  • Author: Mark Greaney Tom Clancy
  • ISBN: 9780399176760
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks Only one man recognizes an ominous pattern in the reports of terror from around the globe U.S President Jack Ryan sees a guiding hA floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks Only one man recognizes an ominous pattern in the reports of terror from around the globe U.S President Jack Ryan sees a guiding hand in the worldwide chaos.Faced with collapsing energy prices the Russian economy depends on expansion abroad But it s a strategy that has been, in the past, thwarted by the United States And so now it seems the Russian Leader, fearful of losing his grip on power, is pursuing his ambitions indirectly.While Jack Ryan s intelligence agencies race to uncover the truth behind the attacks, the President struggles to unite a fractious and distrustful coalition of Western nations against the schemes of the Russian dictator.With five thousand Russian troops poised to invade a NATO nation, can Jack Ryan move swiftly enough to stop Volodin s grand plan of global conflict and conquest Or will he succeed in changing the balance of world power forever

    One thought on “Commander-in-Chief”

    1. First, this is an excellent, fast paced book with lots of close calls for the characters. The story lines include a lot of political intrigue. I really enjoyed reading this book and gave it 5 stars for how well written it was and the enjoyment factor. BUT, if you are a Tom Clancy fan and haven't read any of the more recent collaborative/ghost written versions, I do have some caveats.I've been reading Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, John Clark, and Jack Ryan, Jr. Series for quite some time. I've done som [...]

    2. Once again, Mark Greaney covers the name of Tom Clancy, and nice to see Mr Greaney’s name given prominence on the cover.You often see thrillers with “ripped from today’s headlines” as an inaccurate cover blurb, but they could have used it for this one very easily. So close to what is currently going on with Russia it is scary at times.The Russian President has a country suffering from lowering oil revenues and financial sanctions. In a bit to consolidate his political position and his co [...]

    3. Mark Greaney is the perfect choice to continue Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan stories. This book continues the storylines from the last couple of books (no spoilers).

    4. Denouement? What denouement?I was enjoying this book. Greaney is no Clancy, but the story was interesting--a megalomaniac running Russia, trying to reassert dominance the old Soviet states, oil and money, NATO wishy-washy decision making, and a cast of familiar and favorite characters. I wanted to take out my red pen many times (Greaney just uses too many words), but I was along for the ride, and happily so.Until the end. Imagine you're watching a fourth of July fireworks display. They get bigge [...]

    5. This Jack Ryan novel is written by Mark Greaney who in my opinion is the far superior of the writers continuing Clancy’s works. I enjoyed the book but found it very similar to The Bear and Dragon with the exception of the involvement of the Campus operatives; John Clark, Ding, Dom and Jack Jr. A very complicated plot that is close to the headlines of today with Russia acting belligerent towards it’s neighbors.

    6. Mark Greaney nails this one, enjoyed the storyline and characters. He held true to Clancy with this novel.Excellent !

    7. This latest offering in the Tom Clancy-Jack Ryan series from Mark Greany is really good. The Russians have declared the independence of the Baltic countries to be null and void. US President Jack Ryan Sr. has his hands full trying to restore the peace after the Russians attack Lithuania. Jack Ryan Jr. and his fellow Campus operatives are in the thick of the action also. Greany is masterful in painting his protagonists into the darkest corners imaginable. It is hard to even remotely speculate how [...]

    8. Good book. I have all of Clancy's first editions and all were great. But since his death (and a few years before) they were and are hit or miss. This one was a hit. The only complaint was the build up too long and the climax too short.

    9. SUBJECTIVE READER REVIEW FOLLOWS:This is Mark Greaney's sixth turn at reincarnating Tom Clancy, so I guess he's it for the legacy. To his credit, Greaney captures the spirit, but maybe not the style, of Clancy in 'Commander In Chief.' At 718 pages and I'm estimating 225K words, classifies it as 'epoch' in length. But I haven't been afraid of long books since finishing 'Noble House' in 1982; as I recall it was 1174 pages and dominated my life for a month trying to get through it. It was also one [...]

    10. As always the Jack Ryan series book kept me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath! This book was packed full of many “what is he doing” moments and hoping everyone comes through this unscathed. A great read.

    11. The Russian President Valeri Volodin is in deep trouble. All of his adviser's hate him. The Russian economy is at a virtual stand still andthe people are not happy. He has to turn this around quickly so he is trying to hide billions of dollars that he has stolen from the country.This is in case he has to flee the country in case his plan doesn'twork. A natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up, a Venezuelanprosecutor is assassinated and an attack on a Russian troop train killsdozens.Only Jac [...]

    12. Mark Greaney continues the world of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Russian President Valeri Volodin (likely loosely based on Putin) is determined to reverse his recent string of setbacks, and edges the world towards all out war. President Ryan is willing to call Volodin on his various actions, but most of NATO won't back him. The tension mounts as various "incidents" push the countries towards all out war. The Campus, the private intel firm from several earlier books, are part of this chain of events a [...]

    13. This book is what I would call superb. We have a balanced mix of all the kinds of situations presented before in Clancy books. A combination of war, one-to-one combat, espionage, political drama, family drama, money laundering, organized crime mixed with politics, surveillance and countersurveillance, hired killers, and more. The book was compelling from start to finish, alternating between various plotlines involving the different Campus members. The only small criticism I have is that the endi [...]

    14. After a couple of so-so books in the Jack Ryan series we finally get a really good one. All the good old parameters from Tom Clancy's time is here such as technical details, a lot of simultaneous plots that neatly fits together in the end, a plot that is interesting and very much here and now, a lot of characters you recognize from before etc. Plus of course that we see some Swedish support in the form of some Gripen fighter jets making a short appearance.The bad sides is that it could have been [...]

    15. Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, Mark Greaney, author, Scott Brick, narratorThree things are happening behind the scenes in this realistic modern day novel of suspense and foreign intrigue. The Russian President, Valeri Volodin, threatened with extinction because of his country’s precarious financial position and loss of power and stature in the world today, had devised a demonic plan of destruction to guarantee his country’s return to a position of strength, and in the event of failure, he ha [...]

    16. I love Tom Clancy's books. This one has some very prescient things in it that are ripped from today's headlines. President Ryan says the exact same things to the leadership of Russia that the current President is saying to North Korea.On a side note, there are 2 little things near the end that I absolutely love:A quote spoken by President Ryan, "But it is not possible to tell a lie well enough to make it true." Since the book is written by Mark Greaney, off of what I'm assuming was an outline by [...]

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    18. Long-time fans of Tom Clancy will, by now, have a good idea of what to expect with this Jack Ryan doorstopper. The Russian president, Valeri Volodin, is concocting a get rich quick scheme that will put the world on notice as he covertly manipulates the globe's oil supply and prices. Naturally Ryan, former CIA analyst turned President of the United States, knows what's up and attempts to use his powers as leader of the free world to stop the former Soviet KGB agent from upending the whole planet. [...]

    19. Mark Greaney channeling Tom Clancy and a bit of Larry Bond. A mostly entertaining romp through the Jack Ryan universe that includes many of the series' main characters - Jack Sr as US president, Jack Jr, Ding, Dom, John Clark, and bringing back the Iranian Isabel from Support and Defend.The Russian president Volodin is up to his hooligan ways again, (view spoiler)[fomenting war in western Europe by an orchestrated advance into the Baltics. Jack Sr, of course, is not about to let Volodin proceed [...]

    20. A nice book to follow the Ryanverse theme. Though Jr. and Sr. both are prominent in this edition, Jr. seems to be taking more of the spotlight from dad. From the get-go there is good action and flowing, building plot development. A terrorist attack and an assassination to get you fueled for the story to come. With action in the British Virgin Islands, Mainland Europe and a small amount in the U.S there is a great deal of international appeal and many moving parts.We see more detail in this book [...]

    21. Another Campus Thriller!I don't know anymore what number this is in the Campus series, but the plots keep getting better and the action faster. This time the action is divided between Lithuania and the British Virgin Islands as Domingo and Chavez fight off an impending Russian invasion, Jack investigates a trail of secret Moscow money laundering in Italy and Luxembourg. After Jack's cover is blown leading to serious injuries to his girlfriend as unknown agents searched for Jack, John Clark is ca [...]

    22. Russian President Valeri Volodin is waging war and sponsoring terrorist attacks in the Baltic region. Of course, he knows failure is possible, so he's also moving his money out of Russia just in case he needs to flee. U.S. President Jack Ryan is working hard to thwart Volodin's efforts and to keep the smaller NATO nations from being invaded. The members of The Campus are working hard across the globe, putting pieces together and rescuing those in need. This book was a much better effort on Grean [...]

    23. I am a fan of the geopolitical thriller genre and the high-level plot was OK but the details and characters are obnoxious. The main characters are over the top bad asses who never miss a shot etc. etc. etc. The US military analysis is childish (all the officers are brilliant and super-competent). Spoiler Alert!As a former infantryman I can tell you that there are a plethora of options the US has to put boots on the ground around the world. The weird plot that marines by water were the only optio [...]

    24. Tom Clancy's latest book makes great reading. Relaxing and exciting at the same time. This book shows that the books are still really good or even better in my opinion. It also gives a picture of what the world could be like and it has current affairs in it like a young Dutch prime minister. What he may have said in the book could be easily said by our prime minister. You can see that a lot of research is done because the two other Dutch people in the book walk through Amsterdam as I know it. I [...]

    25. Tom Clancy lives on, sort of. In Commander-in-Chief Mark Greaney has revived the core of the original Tom Clancy techno-military novels. Commander-in-Chief reminds me of my favorite Clancy book, Red Storm Rising, which involved a similar limited war between the USA and the Soviet Union. This is the best Tom Clancy style book since The Sum of All Fears. I give Commander-in-Chief five stars.

    26. Liked the book.The writer throws some crazy assumptions into reality and measure their credibility with his writing skill.The American machismo is present with a predictable but if somehow rude attitude about Russia and Europe. Still,Jack Ryan senior and junior saves the day with their counterparts and while this process continues,you'd like to stick to the book.

    27. Loved it I know it wasn't Tom Clancy who wrote it, but I felt like I was reading Red Storm Rising / Hunt for Red October again. Heck it's got me going back to read Red October now. Two thumbs up!

    28. Jack Ryan Great book. Can't stop reading. Lots of action, twists and very detailed discrimination of the surroundings. Can wait to get the next book from Tom Clancy.

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