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Using clues found on the now dead assassin, Jack pursues the investigation, following a growing trail of corpses to the European Union's premier private security firm, Rostock Security Group, and its founder, Jurgen Rostock--a former general in the German Special Forces Command. Rostock is world-renowned as a philanthropist and human rights advocate. But Jack knows him from a Campus mission revolving around a company linked to RSG--a mission that has put him on Rostock's lethal radar.
Without any Campus resources, Jack launches his own shadow campaign to uncover the truth about Rostock and a long-running false-flag war of terror that has claimed thousands of lives. Yet all of that bloodshed is but a precursor to a coming catastrophic event that will solidify Rostock's place among the global powers. An event that Jack must stop at any cost.
- ISBN-13: 9780399176807
- ISBN-10: 0399176802
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Series: Jack Ryan Jr. Novel #2
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Blackwood's fast-moving second thriller featuring Jack Ryan Jr. (after 2015's Tom Clancy: Under Fire) finds Jack on leave from his secret organization, the Campus. Even though Jack is hampered by the lack of backup and expert assistants, he shows determination and serious spymaster skills as he contends with a mysterious group of Germans who are trying to kill him. After a second attempt on his life, Jack acquires a sidekick, journalist Effrem Likkel, who has been researching a story about René Allemand, a French soldier who disappeared from his post in Port-Bouët, Ivory Coast, where he was part of a peacekeeping mission. Jack and Effrem engage in plenty of fighting and sleuthing as they race around the U.S., Europe, and Africa one step ahead of their pursuers. Blackwood, like Mark Greaney (who has also contributed to the Clancy franchise), is adept at hewing to Clancy's overall vision while producing books that are better written than the Clancy originals. Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME. (June)