Locked on

Locked on

Book - 2011
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Tom Clancy's All-Star lineup is back. Jack Ryan, his son, Jack Jr., John Clark Ding Chavez and the rest of the Campus team are facing their greatest challenge ever.

Jack Ryan, Sr. has made a momentous choice. He's running for President of the United States again and thus giving up a peaceful retirement to help his country in its darkest hour. But he doesn't anticipate the treachery of his opponent, who uses trumped up charges to attack one of Ryan's closest comrades, John Clark.

Now, Clark is in a race against time and must travel the world, staying one step ahead of his adversaries, including a shadowy organization tasked to bring him in, all while trying to find who is behind this.

Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, Jr., Ding Chavez, Dominick Caruso and other members of the Campus-the top secret off-the-books intelligence agency founded by Jack Ryan during his first term in the White House-deal with a question of their own: Why is a Pakistani military officer meeting with Dagestani terrorists? The answer will ultimately lead to a desperate struggle, with nothing short of the fate of the world at stake.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2011.
ISBN: 9780399157318
039915731X
Characteristics: 853 p. :,map.
Additional Contributors: Greaney, Mark

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rahmmie
Jan 31, 2016

It took me about 200 pages to get into the book and I almost gave up, but I'm glad I didn't. Once the book picked up and the narrative got going, it was a really fun read. The only thing I have to say is that the book didn't need 3 or 4 plotlines, 2 would have been enough

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zipread
Oct 31, 2015

Locked On --- by --- Tom Clancey.
“Locked On” is another one of those “gung ho” type of novels being churned out in bulk by authors bent on selling a lot of books and making the big buck: we should all strike oil in our back yards. . And they are quite successful at it too; making the big buck at it. Obviously there a big market for this kind of novel adventure writing. And this is a reflection of what’s going on in the movies and on the gaming screen.
“Locked On” has all the action. Someone steals two nuclear bombs and plans to use them against the Russians. Those nasty Russians are no longer quite as nasty as they were in the cold war days of yore: the real nasties now are those nasty Islamists bent on sending the population of Moscow to infidel oblivion. All horror is averted by our heroes a few seconds before the ultimate doom. Shades of the heroine tied across the railroad tracks saved by the hero just in the nick of time. Outrageously testosterone charged?

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dismith9
Jun 16, 2015

I just love Tom Clancy books and have enjoyed most of them with his co-authors. At least the Jack Ryan story continues for awhile.

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d22345001548588h
Apr 22, 2013

It was entertaining and I like the Jack Ryan Jr. character. I hope there are more books with him as the main character. I do agree with an earlier posted comment about Tom pushing his political agenda. If you are liberal, you will probably not like this book.

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Tatergirl100
Jul 03, 2012

Not as complex as some of Clancy's older titles, but not as gruesome,either. A good read if you like action.

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AlmadenAFS
May 31, 2012

The old Clancy writing is returning with this book.

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warralong
May 20, 2012

I had high hopes for this book, unfortunately it did not meet them.
This is an list book, wher the author or his ghost writer produce a list of themes and ideas and then see how many they can fit into the book.

All in all it is a typical 'new age Clancy' pushing his political wheelbarror, which I do not mind, but I do think it is a bit much to ask people to buy a book and then preach your political ideology to them. I actually had three goes at reading this book. For the next Clancy book, I think I'll just read the blurbs and comments on Amazon

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Keogh
Feb 26, 2012

Yet another profoundly disappointing Clancy thriller. The last section of the book, involving a hostage crisis in Russia and a face off in Pakistan, somewhat helps, but not by much. Clancy's political leanings show themselves too much, and it hurts the book. The book might have been better served by dropping the domestic politics angle completely and concentrating solely on the nuclear arms theft and blackmail story.

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dannnn
Feb 18, 2012

Excellent. this is Clancy's best in many years. Thumbs up.

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mta161
Feb 09, 2012

has it go action

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