Patriot Games

Patriot Games

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Tom Clancy reveals Jack Ryan's origins in this electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling thriller that pits the former Marine turned family man against a vicious group of international terrorists. As an American in London on vacation with his family, Jack Ryan never imagined his quick thinking would prevent an assassination attempt on Britain's royal family and earn him the gratitude of an entire nation--and the scorn of an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA. Irish terrorist Sean Miller and his followers in the Ulster Liberation Army intend to make sure Ryan pays for his interference in blood. But he's not the only one they're after... With the lives of his pregnant wife and young daughter in mortal danger, Ryan accepts a role as a CIA analyst in order to find Miller and shut down the ULA. Going head to head with a ruthless terrorist is a fool's errand, but Jack Ryan is the kind of man who will do whatever it takes to protect his family.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 787 pages
  • 106.68 x 190.5 x 48.26mm | 362.87g
  • Berkley Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 042526940X
  • 9780425269404
  • 94,788

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"A bang-up climax."--The Washington Post "A high-pitch of excitement."--The Wall Street Journal "Ambitious, spectacular as any thriller ever."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
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About Tom Clancy

A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was 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 the New York Times bestseller 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.
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Praise for Patriot Games

"A novel that crackles!"-The New York Times

"A bang-up climax."-The Washington Post

"A high-pitch of excitement."-The Wall Street Journal

"Ambitious, spectacular as any thriller ever."-Minneapolis Star Tribune

Praise for Tom Clancy

"He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale."-The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant describer of events."-The Washington Post

"No one can equal his talent for making military electronics and engineering intelligible and exciting...He remains the best!"-Houston Chronicle
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Rating details

150,821 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 38% (57,208)
4 40% (60,008)
3 19% (28,152)
2 3% (4,039)
1 1% (1,414)
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