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Locked On

Locked On

Written by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney

Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips


Locked On

Written by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney

Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips

ratings:
4/5 (50 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Dec 13, 2011
ISBN:
9781455865963
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can-even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally. A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL.

With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.
Released:
Dec 13, 2011
ISBN:
9781455865963
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Since the phenomenal worldwide success of ‘‘The Hunt for Red October’, his controversial, ground-breaking first novel, Tom Clancy has become one of the world’s fastest-selling thriller writers. Three of his novels have been made into highly successful films: ‘The Hunt for Red October’, ‘Patriot Games’ and ‘Clear and Present Danger’. He is also the author of several non-fiction books on military subjects, and the co-creator of the ‘Op-Centre’ series. He lives in Maryland, USA.

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  • (1/5)
    I have read other books by Tom Clancy and enjoyed his story telling but I found this book really annoying. This book is a political bully pulpit. Tom uses this book to paint his right wing, conservative, hawkish opinions as the only appropriate government. If you are of this political stance you will probably like this book, otherwise avoid this propaganda.
  • (3/5)
    No breaks on right wing adventure plot
  • (3/5)
    The Clancy brand brings recognisable elements to all its books: unnecessarily detailed descriptions of military/intelligence components (people, places, equipment) not designed to move the story forwards, but to let you know how 'in' the brand is with this world; lots of dead people, most killed in horrible ways and circumstances; the primacy of Americans in bravery, analysis, action and choice of weapons.This book has them all and enjoyable it is in a mindless beach-hammock, cocktail-drinking sort of way.
  • (2/5)
    This is the story of Jack Ryan Jr's exploits out in the field as he transitions from analyst--a story we've heard before. This was an OK book. It isn't as good as the vintage Clancy; some say that the ghost writing and editor meddling have caused quality decrease. I'd say that what ever it is, this one is not as good as the Clancy classics. The most silly plot point, no one is going to recognize Jack Ryan, Jr. out in the field, when daddy's running for President, right? The detailed descriptions of military/intelligence components, in the true style of Clancy, leave little room for character development if the book is to be less thick than Exodus. And, read the 10 hour version, vice the 18 hour one. If this country's politicians are really as one-dimensional as Kealty, we're in trouble. It's a good blend of politics and action with a few familiar faces.The book brings back many familiar faces for another round and makes some money for an outsourced ghost writer and a meddling editor in NYC.
  • (4/5)
    Der Campus führt Krieg gegen den Terror. Rasant, gut lesbar und Clark ist als Einzelkämpfer in Rußland unterwegs. Hauptgegner ist ein pakistanischer General, der gleichzeitig auch als Terrorfürst fungiert. Spannend und rasant !
  • (4/5)
    The Campus-an off the book all out spy agent created by Jack Ryan and now has Jack Jr. as and operator has to try and stop the URC and the EMIR along with another enemy who everyone thought was dead. They are being investigated, turned on, and outright plotted against all in the effort to stop Jack Sr. from winning another chance at being President a second time. This is another solid book in the Jack Ryan universe having all the characters in play the book can be overwhelming especially if you try to read it in 18 hours, I don’t recommend you’ll miss something and not know it until you start to read the next installment. Enjoy Clancy fans.
  • (4/5)
    OK. I'll admit it. I still like Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels (or Jack Ryan, Jr. novels, as the case may be). I'm not sure how much of the writing is done by Greaney and how much by Clancy, but I guess it doesn't really matter. The stories feel timely, topical, and exciting (in the same way that previous Clancy novels have been exciting). With all that said, there were a few real head scratching moments or times when I went "huh?" not understanding why something was or wasn't done or why it was done in a particular way. Unfortunately, one of those moments was critical to the climax of the novel, but it wasn't enough to put me off or ruin the fun. The biggest problem that Clancy has created for himself, and one which requires a massive suspension of disbelief, is the notion that the son of the Presidential candidate could engage in the sorts of things that Jack Ryan does in this book. No way. Nope. And Clancy tries, sometimes, to remember that. If that sort of problem will bother you too much, then stay away; if you can shut that incovnient plot element into a small closet in your brain, then read on.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoy Tom Clancy thrillers. The book had a "with Mark Greaney" credit. Sometimes I thought it may have actually been "with Rush Limbaugh." The liberals are evil/corrupt while conservatives are good/pure theme comes off as comical. Jack Ryan's new girlfriend is an interesting character: someone who thinks the Campus may not be all that, and she has a redeeming character. Everyone else who would have that attitude would not be portrayed in a good light.
  • (4/5)
    In this latest thriller, Clancy involves his entire cast of characters including Jack Ryan (senior and junior), John Clark, and even the members of Rainbow Six. Jack, Sr. is running for president again, lured out of retirement by the incompetence of current president Kealty. Meanwhile, the members of the Campus are out to save the world from nuclear war. Kealty and his people have launched a world-wide manhunt for Clark, accusing him of murder, mayhem, and possibly littering.As usual, Clancy weaves a number of stories together, bringing them all together at the conclusion. He also leaves the reader with the impression that a sequel is on the way.Its a big book but a great read.