About two years ago I re read all of Clancy s work after many years of liking it After the re reading a felt a little let down by his writing style as it felt very juvenile It left me with the same feeling of re watching an 80s movie I really liked back in the day and realising it was very cheesey.But hats off to the late Clancy Mark Greaney this book has a great storyline and is well told Excellent work About two years ago I re read all of Clancy s work after many years of liking it After the re reading a felt a little let down by his writing style as it felt very juvenile It left me with the same feeling of re watching an 80s movie I really liked back in the day and realising it was very cheesey.But hats off to the late Clancy Mark Greaney this book has a great storyline and is well told Excellent work I felt a sense of constant nostalgia as I read this book, Clancy s last RIP Tom I enjoyed the chronological device that Clancy used, going back in time to chronicle the young Jack Ryan s relationships with MI 6, MI 5 and the various and sundry Russians bent on destroying the West I think he showed a little too much leg early on when Jack Ryan Junior was called off of his economic forensics work because of relationships that his boss had with the Russians I have to admit though that I didn t I felt a sense of constant nostalgia as I read this book, Clancy s last RIP Tom I enjoyed the chronological device that Clancy used, going back in time to chronicle the young Jack Ryan s relationships with MI 6, MI 5 and the various and sundry Russians bent on destroying the West I think he showed a little too much leg early on when Jack Ryan Junior was called off of his economic forensics work because of relationships that his boss had with the Russians I have to admit though that I didn t see all of the plot twists and turns that Clancy treated us to in getting us to that point.The Russian crime bosses felt real enough to me I hope their ability to pull off shenanigans in the U.S and Europe as portrayed in the book is limited, otherwise we re all in deep kimche.Nice ending Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, and as we have come to expect with Mr Clancy s writing, the attention to detail and immersion into germane security intelligence matters made me realize how much I am going to miss this voice A FAREWELL GIFT FROM THE KING OF TECHNO THRILLER Jack Ryan, a former CIA agent, is now into his second term as the president of United States His son, Jack Ryan Jr is in England working as a financial analyst When Russia seized the oil company of a Scottish billionaire on account of non payment of taxes, Jack Jr knew that something fishy was going on Though advised not to pursue the matter, Jack Jr decides to investigate and get to the bottom of it.During a luncheon with President Ryan, a A FAREWELL GIFT FROM THE KING OF TECHNO THRILLER Jack Ryan, a former CIA agent, is now into his second term as the president of United States His son, Jack Ryan Jr is in England working as a financial analyst When Russia seized the oil company of a Scottish billionaire on account of non payment of taxes, Jack Jr knew that something fishy was going on Though advised not to pursue the matter, Jack Jr decides to investigate and get to the bottom of it.During a luncheon with President Ryan, a Russian friend and former FSB agent is poisoned by a radioactive agent Though a clear set up, Russia accused the CIA s hand in the poisoning and started rolling its war tanks and planes When NATO forces foiled Russia s bid to conquer Estonia, Russia turned south to the Ukraine and the autonomous territory of Crimea, with the plan to go as far as Kiev Valeri Volodin, the Russian president is determined to restore the past glory of the nation, and put Russia in the forefront of the nations of the world The Russian president wields enormous clout and is bent on upstaging the United States With the money earned from gas and oil export being funneled into various shady organizations, he is also keen to steer Russia back to the Old Way Roman Talanov, the head of the Russian secret service FSB, is the right hand man of President Valeri They are determined to establish Russian hegemony in the region.President Ryan knows that the US cannot intervene as Ukraine is not a NATO member And Russia would face little opposition from the small Ukrainian forces He must find a way to stop the Russian invasion, and time is running out In the course of his investigation Jack Jr stumbles onto a decades old case It was a case President Ryan investigated thirty years ago when he was a CIA operative in London It is a startling connection, a case that involves a KGB assassin, code named Zenith Jack Jr is determined to unearth the mystery as it will enable President Ryan to counter President Valeri Volodin, without resorting to violent means avoiding a global conflict.Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney is a full throttle all action political adventure thriller which is highly entertaining It commands your attention, and though you have an idea of how it is going to end you keep on holding tight Clancy, in a way, is brutal with his characters He is not afraid to toss them out, however important they may be, except Ryan His creativity is quite a marvel One of the most important factors that contributed to the success of his books is his painstaking and meticulous research of his subjects His attention to details, which are without errors, is impeccable His characters are well defined, the actions thick and fast and the dialogues engaging Clancy has managed to reach out to all strata of society with his brand of books A TRIBUTE TO THOMAS LEO TOM CLANCY, JR It is hard to imagine that we will noread from Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness in his hometown of Balti Command Authority, which you are holding in your hands, is his last gift to us his devoted fans worldwide His untimely demise is an irreparable loss He will be missed His rise to fame was not an easy one It was a path strewn with obstacles and rejections Yet, he rose like the proverbial phoenix, shining brightly among the stars to become one among the few to hit 1 with all his 17 books on the New York Times bestseller list Yet, when it all began in 1984, Clancy couldn t find any established publisher He had to settle for the small and hitherto unknown Naval Institute Press to publish his cold war thriller The Hunt For Red October, which was the first fiction they published He was paid a meager 5000 for the book Clancy s gripping plot and mastery of technical details made it a massive bestseller It was made into a smash hit movie starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin He went on to write 17 others, several of which were also made into blockbuster movies.Tom Clancy may be nobut he will continue to live on through the characters he created, especially Jack Ryan, and the books he wrote He gave the world a genre called techno thriller, of which he was the undisputed king, and his name will live on as long as the genre lives.It is difficult to say goodbye to someone who gave you so much thrill and entertainment for the past nearly thirty years But it must be said Goodbye, and adieu Thomas Leo Tom Clancy, Jr April 12, 1947 October 1, 2013 R.I.P it is a little sad to Know that the man who created Jack Ryan, John Kelly Clark and some of the best stories i have read is dead, but i must say the book was written just well enough to say good bye and maybe lead to somefor Junior through Mark Greenburg lets hope so As much as I enjoyed Command Authority, it also saddened me to end it because this was the final book written by Tom Clancy, with the book being published posthumously when he passed away unfortunately, which saddened me greatly Mr Clancy captured the attention of many readers with his 1980 s debut of The Hunt For Red October, and since then he made quite a name for himself But even though Mr Clancy has left us, I have a feeling we haven t yet seen the last of Mr Jack Ryan, because I know s As much as I enjoyed Command Authority, it also saddened me to end it because this was the final book written by Tom Clancy, with the book being published posthumously when he passed away unfortunately, which saddened me greatly Mr Clancy captured the attention of many readers with his 1980 s debut of The Hunt For Red October, and since then he made quite a name for himself But even though Mr Clancy has left us, I have a feeling we haven t yet seen the last of Mr Jack Ryan, because I know since Clancy s passing, the series has continued by many various ghost writers I was first introduced to Tom Clancy by playing the video games that had his name written on them, such as Tom Clancy s Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, et cetera And my first few books which I thought were originally written by him, such as the Op Center series, Net Force, and Power Plays, but it turns out he was only the creator And his work has inspired the video game series But as I got older I jumped into the Jack Ryan Series, which I ve loved since then When a longtime family friend of US President Jack Ryan is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia The trail leads to a killer dating 30 years back, during Ryan s younger days as a CIA Analyst, where he was sent to investigate the death of an operative, only where he uncovered the existence of a KGB Assassin codenamed Zenith But the killer is never found, and the case goes unsolved, until 30 years later.Now in the present, Jack Ryan Jr who decides to leave The Campus and the spotlight of the media, now resides in London working for a corporate analysis company But Jack realizes he can t put the past behind him so easily With his father fighting against Russia and her new President Valeri Volodin, who wants to return Russia to a new Soviet Union, and sets a plot in motion which took thirty years in the making Meanwhile Jack Jr teams back up with his old crew, John Clark, Ding Chavez, and Dominic Caruso to not only face an enemy with a grudge against the US, but find out what happened 30 years ago with his father An excellent final entry by Tom Clancy even though the Ryan Saga continues Note that the story goes back and fourth between the past and the present throughout, that s where you really have to stick with it For a while, for me it was very hard to follow when they kept going back, I found myself getting lost, but in the end it all comes together RIP Mr Tom Clancy, you are still missed to this day, but your imagination and creativity lives on in your books Thank you Tom Clancy for all the enjoyable hours of reading your work since 1984 The last one is among the best ones.It doesn t get better than Command Authority Greaney Commands Authority on StorytellingI loved every minute of Greaney s Campus Novel as a fan of the past characters and a lover of reading The point I make of reading is that this is a story teller s book One can tell that the author did extensive research across global military and intelligence entities, organized crime, geographic setting, business intelligence and banking, and combatives Any one of these topics would be a handful, but Greaney executes like an artisan crafting these Greaney Commands Authority on StorytellingI loved every minute of Greaney s Campus Novel as a fan of the past characters and a lover of reading The point I make of reading is that this is a story teller s book One can tell that the author did extensive research across global military and intelligence entities, organized crime, geographic setting, business intelligence and banking, and combatives Any one of these topics would be a handful, but Greaney executes like an artisan crafting these worlds together with an interesting mystery that sews the elements together Readers who only want a fast paced light read with high body count may struggle slightly with the non linear story line, if they just want a Dick and Jane shoot em up For avid readers wishing to dig in and become immersed in a book with espionage, political intrigue, conspiracy, assassination, and Classic Clancy military firepower, Greaney has delivered it.I close saying thank you, Mark for spending so much effort on subtleties than many will miss, but that others will recognize as spot on authenticity You are a craftsman As this was the last book written by Tom Clancy, I started it with trepidation I have been enjoying these books for a couple of decades and the thought that I was about to read the last book was depressing I took my time reading it, until the familiar characters and fabulous story line sucked me in and propelled me through this wonderful chapter in the Jack Ryan series Once again, this master storyteller wove a tale of several different and divergent thought threads that he slowly and expertl As this was the last book written by Tom Clancy, I started it with trepidation I have been enjoying these books for a couple of decades and the thought that I was about to read the last book was depressing I took my time reading it, until the familiar characters and fabulous story line sucked me in and propelled me through this wonderful chapter in the Jack Ryan series Once again, this master storyteller wove a tale of several different and divergent thought threads that he slowly and expertly braided together until the final tumultuous climax I don t know what the publisher intends to do with this series, since Mr Clancy had already been working with co authors, but if this is the final Jack Ryan book, it has reached a satisfactory conclusion Of course, I hate to think of these wonderful characters languishing in the ether, so I encourage the publisher to find a way to continue these stories with these remarkable characters, even if only with the next generation Der Aufstieg zur Macht des neuen starken Mannes in Russland verdankt sich dunklen Machenschaften, die Jahrzehnte zur ckliegen Ausgerechnet President Jack Ryan war daran nicht ganz unbeteiligt, aber er ist auch der Einzige, der jetzt den bergriff einer wiedererwachten Weltmacht auf die Krim stoppen kann In einem fiktiven, aber nicht minder wirklichkeitsnahen Szenario zeigt Tom Clancy auf beeindruckende Weise, wie schnell alte Fronten wieder stehen, wenn Gro machtstreben und wirtschaftliche Interessen sich in die Hand spielenDer russische Pr sident Wolodin droht mit der milit rischen Annexion Estlands, der Ukraine und anderer ehemaliger Staaten der UdSSR Bei seinem Plan unterst tzt ihn der erstarkte Inlandsgeheimdienst FSB, Nachfolger des KGB, indem die Ziell nder mit seiner Hilfe von innen untergraben werden Dass die USA und andere Westm chte angeblich antirussische Provokationen anstachelten, dient schlie lich als Grund, in Estland einzumarschieren Hier kann die Invasion mit einem NATO Einsatz schnell gestoppt werden, w hrend die Ukraine zum n chsten Pulverfass wird US Pr sident Jack Ryan sen hat in diesem wiedererwachten Kalten Krieg alle H nde voll zu tun, die Situation zu entsch rfen, und wo sie ihm gebunden sind, kommen seine klandestin operierenden Gef hrten zum Einsatz John Clark, die Mannen des Campus und sein Sohn Jack Ryan junCommand Authority Kampf um die Krim ist ein hochaktueller, actionreicher Jack Ryan Roman, in dem Tom Clancy derzeitige weltpolitische Entwicklungen frappierend pr zise vorhergesehen hat President Jack Ryan Son vs a Putin like Russian President in this slow paced, overly detailed thriller I ve always maintained that the late Tom Clancy was badly in need a page slashing editor to trim his otherwise excellent books intoreadable prose Unfortunately, this book is no exception to the existing template even with Mark Geary s assistance President Jack Ryan Son vs a Putin like Russian President in this slow paced, overly detailed thriller I ve always maintained that the late Tom Clancy was badly in need a page slashing editor to trim his otherwise excellent books intoreadable prose Unfortunately, this book is no exception to the existing template even with Mark Geary s assistance