Tom Clancy Point of Contact

Tom Clancy Point of Contact

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"In the latest electrifying adventure in Tom Clancy's #1New York Timesbestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you. Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company--quickly. He turns to his old friend Gerry Hendley for help. Hendley Associates is one of the best financial analysis firms in the country and the cover for The Campus, a top-secret American intelligence agency. Rhodes asks for two specific analysts, Jack Ryan Jr., and Paul Brown, a mild-mannered forensic accountant. Both Ryan and Brown initially resist, for different reasons. On the long flight over, Ryan worries he's being sidelined from the next Campus operation in America's war on terror. Brown--who was never very good with people--only worries about the numbers, and finding a good cup of tea. Brown has no idea Jack works for The Campus but the awkward accountant is hiding secrets of his own. Rhodes has tasked him with uploading a cyberwarfare program into the highly secure Dalfan Technologies mainframe on behalf of the CIA. On the verge of mission success, Brown discovers a game within the game, and the people who now want to kill him are as deadly as the cyclone bearing down on the island nation. Together Ryan and Brown race to escape both the murderous storm and a team of trained assassins in order to prevent a global catastrophe, even at the cost of their own lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
ISBN: 9780735215863
Characteristics: 485 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Clancy, Tom 1947-2013
Alternative Title: Point of contact
Call Number: MADEN, M


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Dec 26, 2017

I haven't read any Tom Clancy in ages. I picked this one up (by Mike Maden) and only then realized I had been so out of touch that the hero of this one is Jack Ryan Jr. and not his dad. It is an interesting read and the story was engaging. The ending was a bit abrupt, but that seems to be an industry standard these days - maybe publishers pushing authors to meet deadlines set many months in advance, who knows. One big disappointment with the ending, was a closure failure that address the relationship between Ryan and a lead character (female) in Singapore. While not essential to the story line, it certainly left a hole in the story. Anyway, this book was good enough that I will probably try another Clancy book or two to see if I really want to re-engage with him and 'must-read' author. Right now I am on the fence.

Sep 19, 2017

Another in the Campus series of posthumous Clancy novels, this has Jack Ryan Jr. paired with an accountant from the white side of the company on what's supposed to be an audit of another company in Singapore on behalf of a former Senator, but of course there are secrets and skulduggery along the way. And there are plot holes, as well as the simple fact that the young Jack just isn't as interesting as his father was as a character.

Aug 07, 2017

I did not care for this and stopped reading it halfway through. It was too heavy on techno/computer lingo which slowed the flow to a standstill. I do agree with those comments which said that this novel is not up to 'Clancy' standards. Of course, he is dead and a variety of writers are carrying on. I hope this co-author does not write any more Clancy books.

Jul 20, 2017

This is not a Clancy!! It was an interesting book but not up to the Clancy standard. The idea of the book was good since I worked in IT I understood where it was going. Will read more by Mike Madden and see if his other work is fits his writing style.

Jun 28, 2017

Readable. Maden keeps Clancy's stable of characters but........not a Clancy. IT techies will get off on this book.

Jun 27, 2017

Very disappointing. Not worth the time to pick it up.


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