The Bear and the Dragon

The Bear and the Dragon

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President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known in Tom Clancy's extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller. A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears including antiterrorism specialist John Clark to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he s right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny and change the face of the world as we know it... "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1152 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425180964
  • 9780425180969
  • 68,063

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Builds to an excitingly cinematic climax as Ryan toils to bring the world back from the brink of nuclear war. Entertainment Weekly Once Clancy pulls the trigger nobody can touch his gift for describing combat. People Those who like heart-stopping action in their thrillers will not be disappointed Entertaining and eminently topical Clancy still reigns. The publication of The Bear and the Dragon reminds his fans that he is not likely to be dethroned any time soon. The Washington Post Exhilarating You d have to be numb not to be impressed by the scale of [Clancy s] ambition, his feel for the way information now flashes instantaneously across the globe, his mastery of technological developments. No other novelists is giving so full a picture of modern conflict, equally adeptly depicting those at the top and bottom of military and intelligence systems. The London Sunday Times The most intricately plotted and in some ways the most satisfying of his military-techno thrillers since The Hunt For Red October There s enough new technology to satisfy the most demanding Clancy fan A juicy novel within a novel, full of heavy artillery, intrepid aviators and shrewd generals. The Orlando Sentinel Clancy has a knack for stories that appear to come out of the daily headlines. The Bear and the Dragon confirms his title as a master of techno-thrillers. The Montreal Gazette Interesting characters...too-real plotting. The Florida Times-Union Clancy manages to thrill The guts, the fun of these books, are the high-tech devices, the ingenious schemes and the inside look at military tactics. Clancy delivers here. The Denver Post Clancy is a master of detailespecially those having to do with military action and weapons And he builds strongly moral, attractive characters, ones we would like to emulate. The Houston Chronicle The Bear and the Dragon works Hypnotic appeal. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Megasuspense thrilling. Indianapolis Star "show more

About Tom Clancy

Thirty years agoTom Clancywas a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto theNew York Timesbestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it the perfect yarn. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013. "show more
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