Clear and Present Danger, Paperback

Clear and Present Danger Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The CIA take on Colombian drug lords in Tom Clancy's fifth No 1 bestseller - now reissued with a new cover.

Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by US law enforcement agents, have assassinated the American Ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI.

Their message is clear: leave us alone. But they have pushed too far. The decision is made to send undercover teams into Colombia.

Back in the USA, men armed with the most sophisticated tools their country can devise prepare to take the fight to the enemy.

But does anyone know who the real enemy is? Jack Ryan and CIA field officer John Clark must find the answer.

They expect danger from without, yet the greatest danger of all may come from within...




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Probably the best of Tom Clancy's novels... which may or may not be an actual recommendation. At the very least, he knows how to maintain narrative tension. I've enjoyed it in the past, but haven't felt the urge to re-read it since I got better at decoding the implied politics - much of which was opaque to me, as a Briton.

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Pretty average on my Tom-Clancy-Scale. Or so I thought. It took its time to get going, but then the latter half of the book really did take of. Very good, if it just did not take so long to get going. Quite different from the movie, too. More people, less action from Jack Ryan, obviously a lot deeper than a movie could be. And I finally found out, how Clark and Chavez met for the first time. Everything seems to lead to “Rainbow 6” at the moment….

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