Debt of Honor

Debt of Honor

Book - 1995
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"In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war.... The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new. On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction. In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises. At the headquarters of America's major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke. Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how. For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high...."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c1995, c1994.
Edition: Berkley mass-mkt ed.
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ISBN: 9780425147580
0425147584
9780399139543
0399139540
Call Number: CLANCY
Characteristics: 990 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Spy stories.
Adventure fiction.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Fiction.
Intelligence service -- United States -- Fiction.
Ryan, Jack, Sr. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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BookReviewer2015 Nov 09, 2014

Clancy really stepped up the suspense in this one!

So many action packed events that tangle the most complicated weave of economics, politics, spying, and military hardware!

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pollyvirgil
Oct 28, 2014

I am 13 and this is my second favorite book, only behind rainbow six. It is easy to understand, and has a good plot that will make it nearly impossible to put the book down. A perfect read, I highly reccomend it.

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rahmmie
Aug 01, 2011

I liked the ending most of all, great twist at the end to top up a great book

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Keogh
Apr 13, 2011

A novel that often wanders, with a difficult subject to get interested in (an economic attack, wow, that'll keep us awake). Clancy gives in to his tendency to go on and on about technology quite a lot, but the finishing chapters of the book really impress.

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