Enemy Contact opening lines: He was a Scorpion. First Ensign Salvio was never more proud of that fact than now.
Someone, somewhere is leaking secrets. And not just American ones, but those of other countries as well. Who could know so much and how is this going to affect world stability? Can Jack Ryan Junior figure this all out. And how will Liliana Pilecki push him to do his best? And while he is uncovering secrets, his father Jack Ryan, the President of the United States, and Mary Pat Foley have their own issues to figure out. As the Director National Intelligence, Mary Pat can sense something is not quite as it seems.
On a remote island off the coast of Argentina, a team of elite counter-terror commandos prepare to assault a newly-discovered Hezbollah hideout.What they don’t expect is to be brutally ambushed themselves – slaughtered with no survivors.What they don’t realise is that, on screens around the world, the enemies of the West are watching.Back in Washington DC, the growing obstruction in the Senate has reached crippling levels, as a crucial treaty to strength NATO in Eastern Europe is inexplicably blocked. Suspecting that key politicians may have been compromised – but aware of the explosive consequences of making such accusations in public – the President dispatches Jack Ryan Jr to Poland to investigate.In Warsaw, Jack partners with beautiful and brilliant Polish agent Liliana Zaleski, and it’s not long before they find evidence of a tangled web of corruption. But what Jack and Liliana don’t realise is that this conspiracy stretches further than they could ever have imagined, and the danger has already crept terrifyingly close to home…
I am hooked on the Jack Ryan novels and to me it does not matter who writes them. Mike Maden has done so well taking on the task set out by Tom Clancy. Another great read in the series.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.