Command Authority (novel)
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2013)|
|Author||Tom Clancy, with Mark Greaney|
|Series||Jack Ryan universe|
|Genre||Political thriller novel|
|Publication date||December 3, 2013|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||736 pp (hardback edition) |
|Preceded by||Threat Vector|
Command Authority is a political thriller novel by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney published on December 3, 2013. The novel features the former CIA agent and president Jack Ryan and his son Jack Ryan Jr. This will be Tom Clancy's last published book due to his death on October 1, 2013.
Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative who had been looking into suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin, code-named Zenith. He was never able to find the killer.
But in the shadowy world of covert operations, nothing stays hidden forever.
In the present, a new strongman has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republic - the enigmatic President Valeri Volodin. His rise to power was meteoric, but shrouded in deception and treachery. The foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past, and he will eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth. For he has set in motion a plot to return Russia to its former glory and might, with the rest of the world once again trembling in fear of the mighty Bear.
When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan, Jr. - aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus - must delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started.
With President Ryan fighting a desperate campaign to thwart Russian aggression, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, the chances for global conflict grow ever greater - and the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all . . .
There is a major error near the end of the novel. Even though previous books of the series clearly established that President Ryan is highly fluent in Russian, for some obscure reason translators were needed for his talk with Russian President Volodin.
To the guy that wrote this piece:
It has never been established in previous books that Ryan is fluent in Russian. When Ryan speaks with Narmonov (Cardinal of the Kremlin) a translator was used. Only in the movie version of the "Hunt for Red October" does Ryan speak fluent Russian.
Your "major error" is a major "Fail".
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