The Teeth of the Tiger - Tom Clancy

The Teeth of the Tiger

By Tom Clancy

  • Release Date: 2004-07-27
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
4 Score: 4 (From 448 Ratings)

Description

A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system. Way outside the system. In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar. The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr. Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service...

Reviews

  • Exciting

    4
    By 6Falciparum
    It is well written an it hard to put. It was especially interesting when the used the nerve agent to kill the muslins.
  • Clearly ghostwritten

    2
    By Sparkyhodgo
    This was clearly ghostwritten by a lesser author. The book lacks all the hallmarks of a real Clancy novel. The characters are shallow--there's no effort to understand the enemy or know his mind. And the technobabble is laughable. A Dell laptop with *firewire*, are you joking? It's like a grab bag of tech filler. Normally I give my used books to a friend but I threw this one away to make sure no one accidentally read it.
  • To call this book "wretched" would be overly kind

    1
    By steve-n-melissa
    Seriously, one of the worst books I've ever read. Incredibly sloppy writing, poorly edited, trite, predictable... A complete insult to readers. Think I'm overstating things? Try this sentence (which begins a chapter) on for size: "The sun rose promptly at dawn." Think about the profound stupidity embodied that simple collection of six words. OF COURSE the sun rose at dawn - when else would it rise? That's what makes it dawn, Mr. Clancy: the sun rises. I'm not cherry-picking, either. The entire book exemplifies a by-the-numbers, formulaic approach to churning out pages that aren't clever, aren't accurate, aren't remotely worthwhile in any way. As Twinkies are to actual food, so this dreck is to actual writing.
  • I Liked It

    4
    By ZetaLadyBleu1920
    I enjoyed reading this book and meeting the next generation in the Ryan family. But it's too short. Where is the next one!
  • Teeth decay

    1
    By Riowill
    This book is limited by it's predictable plot and wooden characters. Although they are second generation, the key players have a distinct lack of depth and imagination. The book shows what can happen when an author becomes too commercial and turns to providing , more of the same to his readers. Even the techno in this technothriller lacks any real allure. Worse yet, it ends abruptly, shamelessly pandering for the sequel. Grade D.

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