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  1. Tom Clancy Support and Defend (Jack Ryan Jr Series Book 5)
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  2. Tom Clancy Support and Defend (Jack Ryan Jr Series Book 5)

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Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Tom Clancy Support and Defend, covert agent Dominic Caruso faces the deadliest challenge of his career.

Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent. And operator for the top secret U.S. intelligence agency known as The Campus. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is further devastated when he is unable to save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he’s a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to destroy American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back before it’s captured by the Russians or one of the various terrorist groups also vying for it.

Only Caruso stands in their way—but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?

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Mark Greaney
Kindle Edition
Kindle eBook
G.P. Putnam's Sons
G.P. Putnam's Sons
G.P. Putnam's Sons
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I have read every Jack Ryan book so far and this book is a spinoff of the Jack Ryan series. Before the end of his first term, President Ryan creates an off the books intelligence agency referred as "The Campus". This book has Caruso as its main character, a former FBI agent and nephew of President Ryan, who switches from being a law and order kinda guy to black ops as a campus operator.

Now with the book. I am not sure if Clancy got to collaborate with Greaney on this book before passing, but he does a not so good job at keeping the Clancy universe alive. Clancy's genius was his ability to take seemingly unrelated people and events and shape them into a coherent story that always felt like it could actually be real events. Without spoiling the book, Greaney's attempt to recreate Clancy's style leads him to create way too many twists and turns, to the point that it's no longer something you might think plausible with, in some instances, becoming laughable. If you... Read more
The book had a good plot, but I believe the truly great thing about Clancy books was that the story always seemed to precede headlines, not follow them. In addition, as crazy as Clancy's books could get, they always felt realistic. Part of that was because a good reason was always put forth as to why certain decisions were made (like why a single man was taking on a mission instead of a team), and because attention to detail was always paramount.
I've spent my life in the military, and certain moments in action sequences and plot backgrounds simply didn't ring true. For instance the background for the female secondary character states she was a corpsman with an engineer unit, but talked about her time in Afghanistan in a way that makes me believe thorough research wasn't done.
The book utilized FBI HRT a lot in roles HRT was never designed for and would in all likelihood would never be utilized for, particularly on foreign soil.
Several plot lines seem to have been... Read more
Mark Greaney slips right into the big shoes left by the untimely passing of Tom Clancy, the inventor of the modern Techno/Thriller. In "Support and Defend" he uses President Jack Ryan's nephew Dominic Caruso, a Clancy character, to spin a fast paced tale. Young Caruso finds himself cut off from his helpers at the Campus and must solve this adventure on his own. He must track down a down loaded list of every CIA operative around the world before the American intelligence effort is knocked back a generation.
I actually enjoyed this book more than the last few that Greaney and Clancy co-authored. Greaney as an independent author is crisper and more authoritative than the two working together.
Greaney has a series of books which do not involve Clancy characters. I will be seeking them out post haste.
"Support and Defend" rests on the very top shelf of the thriller pile. Best of all, Greaney is a young fella with many possible books ahead of him.
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