Tom Clancy takes us back to a formative episode in the life of John Kelly, a character familiar to his many readers as CIA legend Mr Clark, in his seventh No 1 bestselling thriller - now reissued with a new cover.
It is 1970. Back in the US after serving as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam, John Kelly meets a woman who will change his life forever.
She has recently escaped from a nightmare world of unimaginable suffering, yet before they can plan a future together, the horrors of her past reach out to snatch her from him.
Kelly vows to gain revenge - but finds there are others who have need of his deadly skills.
In Washington a high-risk operation is being planned to rescue a key group of prisoners from a POW camp deep within North Vietnam.
Kelly has his own mission; the Pentagon want him for theirs.
As he attempts to juggle the two, he must step into a netherworld as perilous as any he has ever known - from which he may never return...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 768 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/06/1994
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780006476412
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Review by Black_samvara
My absolute favourite Tom Clancy.
Review by reading_fox
The early years of John (kelly) Clark, his vigillante against drug pushers and eventual recruitment by the CIA. violent but no more than usual with Clancy's attention to detail.
Review by cathepsut
Excellent stuff! If you ever wondered, how the infamous Mr. Clark got where he is in the later installments like “Rainbow Six”, here’s the story. Pretty low-tech, personal interest, but Jack-Ryan-less for once (almost). Very good adventure yarn, set in the later days of the Vietnam war era. Could hardly put it down. Very high up in my personal Tom-Clancy-top-ten.