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Executive Orders - Tom Clancy
Executive Orders
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The President is dead -- and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel. I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for the job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go? Debt of Honor ended with Tom... show more
The President is dead -- and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.

I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for the job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go?

Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever: a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President.

President John Patrick Ryan.

And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly, an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush in on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral -- all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington, D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States -- some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he cannot imagine it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399142185 (0399142185)
Publisher: Putnam
Pages no: 875
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Ryan (#8)
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Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
3.0 Executive Orders
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...
CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
3.0 Executive Orders
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 ...
knittingnut
knittingnut rated it
4.0 EXECUTIVE ORDERS
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
Thomas Gaffney
Thomas Gaffney rated it
1.0 Executive Orders
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.
Books with a Beu
Books with a Beu rated it
5.0 Executive Orders (Jack Ryan)
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...
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