Locked On

Locked OnTom Clancy S All Star Lineup Is Back Jack Ryan, His Son, Jack Jr., John Clark Ding Chavez And The Rest Of The Campus Team Are Facing Their Greatest Challenge Ever Jack Ryan, Sr Has Made A Momentous Choice He S Running For President Of The United States Again And Thus Giving Up A Peaceful Retirement To Help His Country In Its Darkest Hour But He Doesn T Anticipate The Treachery Of His Opponent, Who Uses Trumped Up Charges To Attack One Of Ryan S Closest Comrades, John Clark.Now, Clark Is In A Race Against Time And Must Travel The World, Staying One Step Ahead Of His Adversaries, Including A Shadowy Organization Tasked To Bring Him In, All While Trying To Find Who Is Behind This.Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, Jr., Ding Chavez, Dominick Caruso And Other Members Of The Campus The Top Secret Off The Books Intelligence Agency Founded By Jack Ryan During His First Term In The White House Deal With A Question Of Their Own Why Is A Pakistani Military Officer Meeting With Dagestani Terrorists The Answer Will Ultimately Lead To A Desperate Struggle, With Nothing Short Of The Fate Of The World At Stake. It is really important to put this book into perspective along with the recent Clancy works and understand it is a book written in the style of Tom Clancy and the direction of the publishers.Clancy s last good book was Executive Orders average US score of 4 stars , he dipped slightly with Rainbow Six Average of 3.5 before turning out the turgid Bear And The Dragon average of 2.5 stars and then the final book written by him, the very weak Red Rabbit average of 2 stars Then the outsourcing began with Teeth Of The Tiger 2 stars and Dead or Alive 2.5 star average.It is really important to understand that Tom Clancy lost it some time ago and those that claim this new book is a poor shadow of Clancy actually are referring to the golden days of Clancy because this is a lot better than the last three books Clancy actually wrote and certainly a vast improvement on the previous outsourcing.Mark Greaney makes a good job of this, slightly ham strung by the Clancy suits insisting we presume on the use of The Campus and young Jack Ryan as an all action hero Mr Greaney presents a story whe
I went through a phase years ago when I read nearly every Tom Clancy book in quick succession I found them fascinating and of course exciting If you haven t read his books, you may have seen films based on them The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, etc So, having read some of his best work, this book completely fell flat for me It hurts my soul to say this, but this book is so below average that I finished it and actually said, Terrible, and threw it on the bed beside me If you ve read classic Tom Clancy, you ll recognize immediately when the fine print co author Mark Greaney has penned sections It s painfully apparent when Clancy looked at a page, inserted a few lines and let Greaney fill in the blanks Ugh Awful Besides all this, the plot is a little convoluted which, being Clancy, is not that unusual since he s known for using intricate plotlines and lots of government military details But, if you haven t read any of his books before, I can imagine you d be entirely confused by the
I liked a lot of what Clancy has written over time.I read and reread everything that he wrote up to Rainbow Six.There are several reasons that I think this book is far inferior to his old work other than being probably ghost written.Clancy has always written with a politically conservative slant That isn t a problem to me What is a problem to me is that I think that in this book, the political tangents take me out of the story It s not the political aspect that bothers me, but it is sloppily incorporated and adds nothing to the story.The biggest problem with this book is that nearly every character in this book acts exactly the same The biggest appeal to the Ryan books was that we actually got to know the characters This book made everyone 1 dimensional.The last problem that I will talk about is that Clancy is stretching the bounds of plausibility to find a villain He started this trend in Rainbow Six, and while it got slightly b
Despite my steadfast loyalty to Mr Clancy, I will always buy his books I must admit this book disappointed me I recognize the best days of the Ryan Franchise are probably past, but I was hopeful for I agree the political diatribes were too much sometimes felt as if I had turned on Fox News halfway through one chapter , and could have been utilized in a succinct manner I agree with his position, but to beat down the opposition accomplished little in the book, except to bore me for 20 minutes or so The chasing of John Clark could have been its own book perhaps it should have been It was energetic, required constant attention and provided such sharp detail Yet, it s end was far too quick and a bit unrealistic And the endingfor Tom Clancy it was so pedestrian One of his best attributes is leaving you to believe the b
By far the best Clancy novel since Rainbow Six Against All Enemies was difficult to muddle through in parts, but this was a gripping, can t put it down Clancy original I am really enjoying seeing Jack Ryan, Jr develop as a character For long time readers of Clancy like myself, it s hard to imagine Jack Jr all grown up He s becoming quite the bad ass in his own right The twisting plot leaves you in many different places at once, but it all ties together nicely in the end If you are a liberal, beware Clancy and Ryan are clearly no longer fans of the Obama er Kealty administration There were certainly a few plot issues with the story John Clark operating in Russia with no one to call This is John Clark that we are talking about Also, only one year out of heading up Rainbow and he acts like Clark no longer has any contacts He was head of Rainbow just a year ago Regardless, the few minor iss
Another great addition to the Jack Ryan Saga, by the master of espionage, and one of my all time favorite writers And I also enjoyed the writing style of Clancy s co author Mark Greaney.Locked On picks up not long after the events in Dead Or Alive Jack Ryan Sr is once again running for President of the United States, being fed up with the bull from his successor Ed Kealty, and his running the Country into the ground, with Jack Jr still honing his combat skills and being a field man for the top secret Campus But in the midst of events, Kealty will do whatever it takes to remain in office, and launches a private vendetta to disqualify Ryan as a Presidential Candidate, and connecting him with a killing that took place years ago by John Clark, dating back to Ryan s days in the CIA Now Clark is on the run from a shad
I ve read a great many of Tom Clancy s books and liked most of them I do have to say that the last few weren t quite as good in my opinion of course as his earlier books When I read The Bear and the Dragon it occurred to me that possibly Mr Clancy s sales were so good that editors were doing less and less with the manuscript I don t know But it seemed to me that the book was just wordythan they had been before I think the theme continued through what I read after that one.There s a little of that here, but not so much If this book has a flaw it s that the plot plots are a bit convoluted As the terrorist plots spin there are also a couple of other underhanded situations growing and of course we re still keeping up with Jack Ryan Sr s bid for the presidency.Still it s all handled well and comes together This is also the first Clancy Jack Ryan book that ends in a or less blatant cliff hanger.Now all that said, I like this book I ve moved the rating up the 5 star column I don t give many 5s and I was thinking of calling this one a high 4 but on reflection I think it crosses the line to the highest rating I can give maybe just by a bit, but then a wins a win There is a lot that s satisfying about this one and a lot that rings true It has a good deal of action that s handled well and folded well into the overall story While the plot thread
Locked On I personally did not like the book Locked On by Tom Clancy I did not like it for a few reasons One reason is that the book was a bit slow paced at times I am a kind a of reader that likes books to be fast paced and on going For example at the beginning of the book it was all about chasing terrorists, so I thought I was going to like it Then as I got into the book a little it started talking about the presidents kids I thought that that this would tie into the terrorist situation seeing that it was talking about the president and his family, but as I kept reading the book just got into how the president and his wife did not like their sons job The rest of the book was basically about the same thing Who makes the conflict in the book parents not liking their kids job Even though the son was a secret agent the author did not go into details about nerve racking missions Another reason I did not like the book was because some events that happened did not relate to the problem or conflict at all Like I
Unlike the other 2 Tom Clancy co authored novels and at 800ish pages each, and 3 of them in a 1 year period when most authors only put out 1 300 or so page novel, how much of this do you think is actually Clancy in the past year, this one seemed less interested in fetishizing pain, torture, interrogation, and up close military action.That was a major improvement.Instead, you can clearly see that Clancy co have clearly swallowed the kool aid, errr, tea, of the Tea Party The conservatives just can t get a break from the media The liberals are destroying our ability to function Oh, and the liberals have also reduced the rights and dignity of our prisoners and the prison system.Yeah That last one was particularly hard to swallow I m not quite sure how promising to send a federal prisoner off to Gitmo qualifies as treating a prisoner better.I really don t know what to do with the Clancy novels now They were great summer reading for a long time
Another great book from Tom Clancy I am glad he has some help now, I missed seeing a new huge novel every year or so I always learn a lot when reading Clancy, here are some things I learned in this book The Russians have a really cool attack helicopter, the KA 50 Black Shark The Super Max prison in Florence, Colorado is Super Secure The tower in Dubai is really, really tall Although I know it already, it is always good to be rem

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  • 864 pages
  • Locked On
  • Tom Clancy
  • English
  • 10 August 2017
  • 9781101566466