The Sum of All Fears

The Sum of All Fears

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"Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East--as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution--before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world."--Print.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307938725
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Spy stories.
Adventure fiction.
Nuclear warfare -- Fiction.
Intelligence service -- United States -- Fiction.
Ryan, Jack, Sr. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
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Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott

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May 17, 2018

Some extremist Muslims find the makings of a bomb in a field near Israel and ship it to the U.S. There in Denver they put it together and take it to a major ball game to blow it up. This is a concentrated story with a lot of side stories and interpersonal relationships.
One side story. Jack Ryan is now 2nd highest in the C.I.A. Liz Elliot, the National Security Adviser, is jealous of Jack’s influence and tries to smear his honor, almost breaking up his marriage. When Cathy, Jack’s wife, finds out who is behind this she fights back. At a party Cathy sees Liz talking to some Newspaper people. Cathy walks over and calls Liz’s morals into question with innuendos and speculation. Cathy then takes Jack on a mini honeymoon. That was hilarious!

Mar 12, 2013

Book was OK. The major problem with it is that th book was too detailed with technical details. For example, all of the detail depicted in the assembling of the bomb was too much. It made the book longer than necessary and very difficult to read at times. I rated this for 16 and older because it was a difficult read at times. It took me a while to read it due to the technical aspects put into a lot of the book and I lost interest for a week at a time. There were some times that sucked you in, especially the last 15% of the book.

Mar 14, 2012

This terrific novel although 20 years old is a great commentary on what could happen in a world that is epitomized by the partisanship, personal ambition of individuals and the total lack of coordination and/or cooperation of various bureaucracies within current and recent governments both here and abroad.

Apr 13, 2011

Another of Clancy's worst case scenarios plays out; the book is a bit too long and ponderous, and Clancy once again is way too enthusiastic about technology.

Feb 18, 2011

The Sum of All Fears
by Tom Clancy c - 1992


Very Good Read



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Mar 12, 2013

Violence: There are some battles that break out between Russia and the USA over this.

Mar 12, 2013

Coarse Language: No f-bombs, but there is swearing that goes on in the heat of the moment several times.

Mar 12, 2013

Sexual Content: Jack Ryan and his wife attempt to make love once and succeed another time.


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Mar 12, 2013

DirtyHarry55 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Mar 12, 2013

Jack Ryan brings peace in the Middle East! However, a Muslim terrorist group finds an undetonated Israeli nuclear warhead. Irate that the US has brought peace between Israel and the Muslim nation, the terrorist group devises a plan to use it aginst the US and start a war between the US and Russia or the Muslim nation. The world is teetering on nuclear war. Can Jack Ryan once again save the day!?!


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