Debt of Honor
Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a... show more
Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action. As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 1st 1995
Pages no: 990
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
Series: Jack Ryan (#7)
Back in the 1990s, one of the authors I really enjoyed was Tom Clancy. His novels offered entertaining descriptions of hypothetical clashes between the great powers of the world. most of them involving his alter ego Jack Ryan, the kind of person Clancy wanted to be (and later, John Clark, alter ego ...
Not sure how to rate this. The last 100 pages or so, when the battle with Japan happens, totally rocks. The fall of Wall Street and the 700 pages of build up, to allow Japan to attack the US, totally overkill that dampened my enjoyment of the book.
Jack Ryan jumps the shark, or, the author is too enamored of his creation to constrain him in any way.I like the pack man on the cover, though.