Tom Clancy Act of Defiance (A Jack Ryan Novel #24) (Hardcover)

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Tom Clancy Act of Defiance (A Jack Ryan Novel #24) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 24 in the A Jack Ryan Novel series.

A rogue nuclear Russian submarine is steaming toward the East Coast of the United States. For President Jack Ryan, memories of past events may seem stunningly vivid, but the dangers are terrifyingly real in the latest entry in this #1 New York Times bestselling series.

US intelligence is reporting turmoil in the Russian navy. Their deadliest submarine, the Belgorod, has unexpectedly launched, and taken along with it a long list of questions. Who authorized the departure? What mission is it on? And, most disturbing of all, what weapons do the giant doors on the sub’s bow hide?

It's been four decades since a similar incident with the Soviet sub, Red October, ended happily, thanks to a young CIA analyst named Jack Ryan.

Now, President Jack Ryan finds himself with fleets of ships, squadrons of jets, and teams of SEALs at his command, but what he doesn’t have is insight into the plans of the Belgorod’s commander. It falls to a younger generation of Ryans to do the dangerous work that will reveal that information.

But there’s always a price to be paid. When the final moments tick away, will Jack Ryan have to choose between the safety of his country and the safety of his child?
Thirty-five years ago, Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

Brian Andrews is a U.S. Navy veteran, Park Leadership Fellow, and former submarine officer with a psychology degree from Vanderbilt and a masters in business from Cornell University.

Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the U.S. Navy for fourteen years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon with an East Coast-based SEAL Team. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593422878
ISBN-10: 0593422872
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: A Jack Ryan Novel
"Forty years after Tom Clancy’s genre defining debut novel, The Hunt for Red October, a new Russian submarine is moving west… Gripping and powerful, Act of Defiance is Andrews and Wilson at their best!  A fitting tribute to the master. Tom Clancy would be proud."
—Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Only the Dead
 
"Welcome back to Tom Clancy's world, where familiar and new characters untangle a conspiracy that threatens to light the world on fire. Andrews and Wilson pack in enough action for three books."
—Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Arctic Gambit
  
“I expected a lot from Navy veterans Andrews and Wilson—and they exceeded every expectation! Tom Clancy Act of Defiance is a remarkable tale of political intrigue and high-seas adventure. Jack Ryan and friends are in capable hands.”
—Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Command and Control

“Tom Clancy Act of Defiance slips into the Clancy franchise with the skill and deftness of the Dallas dropping into the baffles of the Red October. For long-time fans, the nostalgic moments hit all the right notes. For new readers, the gripping story features the latest tech but doesn’t overwhelm. For the purists, Andrews and Wilson write with the authentic voice and steady hand of men who have “been there, done that” in the real-world. In short, it’s a great read. I highly recommend it.”
—Mike Maden, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Enemy Contact

“If Tom Clancy was still alive, this is the book he’d write.  Author duo Andrews & Wilson give military thriller readers what they’ve spent 40 years longing for: a tale of submarine warfare that builds upon the seminal Clancy masterpiece, Hunt for the Red OctoberTom Clancy Act of Defiance is simply magnificent.”
—Don Bentley, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Weapons Grade and Forgotten War

“Echoes of Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October reverberate four decades after the late author’s famous debut… Well-paced excitement as the Ryans come through again.”
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