Against All Enemies (novel)
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|Author||Tom Clancy, with Peter Telep|
|Cover artist||Richard Hasselberger|
|Published||June 14, 2011 Putnam Adult|
|Pages||768 pp (hardback edition)|
|Followed by||Search and Destroy|
Against All Enemies is a 2011 spy novel by Tom Clancy and Peter Telep. The novel follows a hero, ex-Navy SEAL and CIA paramilitary operations officer Maxwell Moore. The book shares continuity with the Jack Ryan book series.
The unabridged book on CD released in 2011 was read by Steven Weber.
CIA Special Activities Division Operation Officer Max Moore, whose physical looks resemble those of Richard Marcinko, is on a mission in Pakistan to retrieve a high-value target. When the mission goes awry and Moore's allies are killed, he is recalled to the United States to take part in a new effort against the Mexican drug cartels. Moore and his team attempt to infiltrate the cartels and play them off against each other, but are met with varying degrees of success. Although they are able to bring down a major kingpin, they are unable to prevent several Taliban terrorists from entering the United States via a smuggling tunnel. The terrorists have brought a number of MANPADS surface-to-air missile launchers with them, which are used to target flights in several U.S. cities. Although the attack is partially successful, Moore and associates are able to stop one of the terrorist teams. Moore is then deployed to Belize on a mission to capture the leader of the terrorist cell. After a boat chase, the leader is captured and sent to a black site for interrogation. The novel ends with Max, having overcome some of his personal demons, now relaxed and on a date with a fellow CIA officer whom he had met earlier, during the effort against the Mexican cartels which she had penetrated.
Connections to Jack Ryan novels
A brief crossover occurs near the end of the book when Dominic Caruso (who first appeared in Clancy's The Teeth of the Tiger) attempts to recruit Max Moore for an unnamed agency which was later revealed to be The Campus. The continuity is further cemented in Full Force and Effect, where the son (and heir) of a cartel leader killed during Moore's activities cooperates in an attempt on the life of President Jack Ryan.