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Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

Without Remorse (original 1993; edition 1993)

by Tom Clancy

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Title:Without Remorse
Authors:Tom Clancy
Info:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1993), Paperback, 768 pages
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  SLHobbs | Sep 3, 2015 |
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  trexm5qp7 | Nov 30, 2014 |
One of Clancy's first. It's an exciting cop thriller with love, revenge and mystery contained in a suspenseful context. The hero falls i love with a drug addict and seeks revenge for her killer. I can't imagine that kind of life, which is why it 's exciting. ( )
  buffalogr | Aug 12, 2014 |
ok escapist fiction ( )
  bke | Mar 30, 2014 |
This book was on my to-reread list for a long time. I had read it years ago,and wad impressed then. Not clearly rembering how the story went, and curious again I choose to read this book in my holidays.

Too many storylines to retell the whole book. What I liked a lot wat the natural flow of the story. There's Kelly, who lost his wife and finds a new love in Pamela, a girl who is adicted to drugs, seriously abused. Two doctors he meets out on the lake help him to cure her. He hears her story and is curious enough to take her with him into town to show where she was held and who was responsible for her condition. They are mad: Pam is taken and Kelly is shot and left for dead.
He survives, is taken care of by Sandy in the hospital. When he finds out what the people that held her did to her, he starts out on a crusade. In the meantime he trains for a rescue operation: several high officers that were pronounced dead are held in North Vietnam in a secret camp. One of the officers is being interrogated by a Russian KGB-man, they become 'friends'. The story of the development of that friendship is also part of the book, and is the basis for later decisions about the future of this KGB-official. What happens on that rescue operation is for you to read for yourself. But the result is, that traitors are uncovered and that deals are made between old enenmies.
Meanwhile Kelly still works on his own operation to take revenge on the people who killed Pam, and he's quite succesfull. Sandy is still part of his life and on a certain level also part of his crusade. The book ends when Kelly is trying to escape a coast guard boat that is chasing him and the description of him watching on TV that the lost officers from North Vietnam are reunited their families with his pregnant wife.

What I said, I liked the lines of the book. They are far apart in the beginning, you have no idea what this has to do with that and why things are happening. The emotions in the book are to me very close to real emotions, on which people base their decisions. It is not good that Kelly sets out on a crusade, but is so very understandable, maybe even justifyable. Why do people chose to tell secrets they hear at work to people that use them to work against the policies made? Very clearly explained for the persons in this book, what makes it understandable, but not something justifyable.

All in all I recommend this book to people who like espionage novels, that also give you something to think about. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425143325, Mass Market Paperback)

This harrowing #1 bestseller is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness. Without mercy. Without guilt. Without remorse.

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John Kelly befriends a young woman with a checkered past. When her past reaches out to her in a horrifying way, he vows revenge. But the Pentagon also has plans for John Kelly.

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