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Clancy and Greaney deliver a good story,
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This review is from: Threat Vector (Jack Ryan, Jr.) (Kindle Edition)
I pre-ordered this book because I am a Tom Clancy fan. I also don't mind that Clancy co-author's with others, I think that is good mentoring technique, or at least I like to think so.
Threat Vector is a great read, it starts out fast and picks up steam and continues on until the climax. I have enjoyed the new team of Clark, Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and Dominic Caruso as well as Sam Driscoll. This team works well together and they all want the same thing, to bring the hurt to Terrorist and keep America safe. But this book starts out with them seeking a little bit of revenge, they want to give some payback for the death of Dominic's brother, Brian. They get what they want, but a whole lot more.
Jump from this to the President of China and his internal problems with the Politburo and you add another dimension to a story that will weave it's way through multiple layers of spies, multiple countries, and a bunch of government hacks that will cause you to have some serious nervousness.
This book will leave you thinking about where the world is headed and how might it end up if good men decided to sit out the next problem and let evil run it's course.
I imagine that Greaney did a major portion of the writing of this book, if that is the case then I think that he is maturing as writer and that he is delivering the goods that Clancy fans will enjoy. This is another LONG, EPIC book, like you have become use to from Clancy. But I believe you will enjoy it and not be sad that you paid a few bucks out for a good entertaining novel.
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Initial post: Jul 27, 2013 6:21:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2013 6:21:36 PM PDT
I apologize in advance for asking a somewhat off topic question. A 35 year old hacker by the name of Barnaby Jack is dead. Apparently he died Thursday and he was to host the "Black Hat Conference" in San Francisco tomorrow. 7/28/13. Anyway he found out that surgical implants could be hacked to where they kill the host, and somebody on another forum said that this is exactly like this book. Is that true? Does a hacker die mysteriously because he knew of hackable defibrillators or other implantables in this book? And was this hacker supposed to host a conference before his death? Thanks for your time.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2013 6:47:50 PM PDT
William D. Curnutt says:
Some similarity, but really there are several books and even TV shows that are now dealing with the threat of programmable pace makers etc. a recent NCIS had a whistle blower who died when they excellerated his pace maker from the Internet.
So, things are certainly out there that are catching peoples attention. But frankly beware of frivolous conspiracy theories.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2013 7:19:19 PM PDT
I don't know what to make of this story, and if I read it correct, this is the guy who discovered those exploits with the implants...Maybe time will tell, and I certainly hope that it's NOT a case of truth being stranger than fiction. Thanks for the quick response!
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