Power And Empire opening line: A dozen men clad in bright orange coveralls and white hardhats swarmed the decks of CGSL Orion, the 396-meter flagship of China Global Shipping Lines, like ants.
There is no such thing as coincidence. President Jack Ryan and his loyal and long serving team are about to find that out. China seems to be behind a series of events that on the surface look unrelated. But is Jack Ryan being manipulated into declaring war against President Zhou? And how does the hunt for someone involved in sex trafficking by The Campus play into this?
Power And Empire
A growing threat from China leaves US President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options in this continuation of the internationally bestselling Tom Clancy series. As the world shakes from seemingly disparate outbursts of terrorism, Jack Ryan prepares for a crucial negotiation with President Zhou’s increasingly hostile China. But when a routine traffic stop on an isolated road in rural Texas leads to the discovery of a stolen USB stick, it becomes clear there is a dark connection between the attacks.
With tensions rising, a US spy ship in the South China Sea gets caught up in a violent storm – a storm which threatens to push it into the path of the Chinese navy, with potentially disastrous consequences. As the international summit approaches, and the mastermind behind the violence remains at large, Jack Ryan has no choice but to face Zhou. Little does he realise he’s walking straight into the jaws of the dragon…
This is another great book continuing on from Tom Clancy. I remarked to Dave that it seems like a long time that Jack Ryan has been president. Dave commented that it was a heavy book – weight wise! We took this and Typhoon Fury overseas with us and the subject matters were so similar. Hopefully not a sign of things to come in reality.