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    Mark Greaney(Author)

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Though his father had been reluctant to become a heroic field operative, Jack Ryan, Jr. wants nothing more...

Privately training with special forces, he's honing his combat skills to continue his work within the Campus, hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can--even as Jack Ryan, Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack, Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark's past. All they have to do is catch him.

With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack, Jr. to stop a growing threat emerging in the Middle East, where a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure four nuclear warheads they can use to blackmail any world power into submission--or face annihilation.

Tom Clancy has passed the torch to a new generation. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch Clancy still reigns. --The Washington Post The man who virtually invented this genre. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)""Tom Clancy has passed the torch to a new generation."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch"Clancy still reigns."--The Washington Post"The man who virtually invented this genre."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 937 pages
  • Mark Greaney(Author)
  • Thorndike Press; Lrg Rep edition (4 Jan. 2012)
  • English
  • 9
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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  • By RS on 2 January 2012

    It's become increasingly apparent that Clancy is not writing these "co-authored" books, but I still enjoyed this book more than most of the novels Clancy really did write. I always liked his characters and stories, but his writing and storytelling abilities made it difficult to get through his books. Clancy never says anything in one paragraph, if he can say it in three pages.Locked On is basically standard terrorism thriller. Hundreds of them have been published and they're mostly all the same, but the characters and a fairly intelligent and complex plot sets Locked On apart from all those other books.The plot involves a rogue Pakistani general giving nuclear weapons to Russian separatists and launching terrorist attacks in India to topple Pakistan's civilian government. Meanwhile, in a boring subplot with no surprises, Jack Ryan is running for president, and lots of other stuff happens in various episodic subplots. The subplot of Clark on the run and pursued by various mercenaries and intelligence agencies is trite and reads a little too much like co-author Mark Greaney's own Gray Man series. There's also the now requisite Rainbow mission.The characters consist mostly of Clancy's new characters from Teeth of the Tiger, and less on his older ones. Which is appropriate since they're all in their 60s by now. Like John Clark, who, despite his age, is still jumping out of airplanes and leading counterterrorism missions. Jack Ryan shows up every few chapters or so, but he doesn't serve much purpose at all.There's a few implausible and unlikely moments, and it's not like what Clancy used to write, but for what it is and compared to what else is being published these days in this genre from big name authors (Flynn, Thor, Silva, Berenson, etc), Locked On is a pretty good book.If you don't like the co-author on the cover, then don't buy the book and then complain about the co-author. If you just want an entertaining book to read, then you'll probably enjoy this one.

  • By Paul C. on 6 August 2017

    Got what I paid for.

  • By Amazon reader on 24 April 2017

    There are times when fiction can become a little too fictional, the final sequences stretch the imagination somewhat otherwise a good read.

  • By Gordon Cox on 12 May 2017

    Fast paced, brilliant twisted storyline that kept me from putting the book down. Thoroughly recommended read. Can I sleep now?

  • By Philip on 19 September 2015

    I was over whelmed by the incredulous action man activities and acronyms on every page. The plot was good, but everything was just too perfect. I normally enjoy contemporary thrillers involving intelligence etc. bit this was simply too macho.

  • By Kindle Customer on 6 October 2014

    Great read full of twists and turns, looks like a good series just like Jack Senior.

  • By smittie on 22 July 2017

    Good read


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