Publish date: 1998
Pages no: 874
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
Series: Jack Ryan (#8)
4 stars from when I was 36, and 2.5 stars now that I'm older.Starting with Red Storm Rising (1986), I used to buy every new Clancy novel in hardcover the day it came out. Back then, I was all about the storytelling, and when Clancy was on his game, there wasn't anybody better. He created an entirely...
Executive Orders follows in the series of what was easily the worst Jack Ryan novel written, so my expectations were a bit tempered prior to reading this novel. After a suicide plane bomber (from Japan no less) kills off two thirds of the US government, Jack Ryan is the president by default. Now he ...
at over 1200 pages it should count as 2 books!!!!Considering this book was written in 1998 its a bit spooky considering 9/11 etc
President Ryan deserved a much better book, Tom Clancy. Not one of the better "Ryanverse" novels, I think this is the one that got me to stop reading Clancy.
Amazing book, but you have to understand the setup. This book picks up right where Debt of Honor ends. As such, it would be very helpful to read that book first. (Other Jack Ryan books don't really have the prerequisite of reading the other books, but this one is the exception.)Some have describe...