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The Teeth Of The Tiger (Jack Ryan Novels) (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Tom Clancy

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Title:The Teeth Of The Tiger (Jack Ryan Novels)
Authors:Tom Clancy
Info:Berkley (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
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A fairy tale with too slow pace containing naive NRA propaganda. Clancy seems to be worse author than his ghost writers. ( )
  RistoZ | Jul 25, 2017 |
This was a slog. Perhaps the sloggiest slog in the history of slogs. I knew it going in and had put off reading it for a long time. And now that I’ve struggled through it, I can honestly say that if it weren’t for my completist nature and the fact that I knew that the series begins a strong comeback after this one, I would have bailed early on. Yes, it was important to be there for the table-setting as Jack Jr. begins his new career. Sadly, Junior comes across as something of a tool here. Beyond that, this thing suffers mightily in the pacing department and makes me appreciate what a good editor can do. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
Good old Jack Ryan, the likeable hero who went from being a part-time spy to the White House, has been put out to pasture. But with the new threat of terrorists striking us on home soil, a new generation must rise up to protect us. Luckily we have Jack Ryan Junior, the privileged "American Prince," looking to find his way in the world and continue the legacy of "Service to Country" started by his father. Add to the mix his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, who've proven themselves with the Marines in Afghanistan and the FBI respectively, as hit-men sent to help "deserving ragheads" meet Allah before they can plot the killing of any more innocent women and children. What you end up with is a pretty plain and predictable introduction to Clancy's new heroes with little action and less plot.

The characters aren't very likeable, either. Jack Junior is the least so, as he comes across as a spoiled know-it-all rich kid accustomed to rubbing elbows with heads of state (smells like the Kennedy's). The twin Caruso brothers are more likeable, but their "witty" banter as they cruise around Europe in a Porsche looking for their next target is just plain boring. I had intended to give this book an average 2 stars, but it just wasn't that good. It might be fine if you're looking for some pseudo-patriotic fluff, but it seems Mr. Clancy was on cruise-control with this one and didn't really put much thought into his story. Some will say the idea of terrorists coming across the border with Mexican smugglers to strike middle-American shopping malls is prophetic, but it's really verbatim conservative talk-radio. Sorry, but I recommend a very wide pass on this one. ( )
  J.Green | Apr 7, 2017 |
The Teeth of the Tiger

The Teeth of the Tiger, by my favourite author, Tom Clancy has brought me to a new place with his writing. For the first time, I found myself having to push through the pages of a Clancy novel, as opposed to not being able to put the book down.

I realize this novel represents more of an introduction to new characters and ‘organizations’, along with a further introduction to Jack Ryan’s son Jack Ryan Jr. The senior Mr. Ryan had become a literary ‘old friend’ to me over the decades, and I can’t help but feel that he’s being put out to pasture. But that’s just my opinion, and could emanate from the fact that he and I are about the same age.

The premise of Teeth of the Tiger is certainly different from the past offerings from Clancy. There are no submarine chases here, no bombers or bombs, although there is a lot of shooting – once. A lot of the techno-thriller aspect of the story has to do with banking. Yeah, I know; it’s pretty hard to get excited about that. There are the usual good guys and bad guys, but the conflict is taken down to a very personal level. Considering where the weapon of choice is applied, you could even say, as personal as it gets.

Okay, I’ll stop whining. I hate whiny reviews. You won’t find any ‘things don’t react well to bullets’ within these pages, BUT, and it is a big but, you do finish the novel prepped and ready to go for the next one which I am confident will be just as hard to put down as the previous ones.

I realize this novel was released over ten years ago, but it is still readily available and for those who are working their way through all of Clancy’s works (as I am), it is still a must have for their collection. This is my first review since Tom Clancy left us all too soon, and I am thankful to him for introducing the world to a writing style that has been copied by so many, including myself, but never equalled. Rest in peace Mr. Clancy. Your memory will forever be enshrined on bookshelves all over the world.

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  Sturgeon | Jan 19, 2016 |
The plot was extremely one-dimensional, the pace was agonizing and predictable, and lack of exciting conclusion--the last bad guy just got whacked and poof! The book ended. Perhaps, this book is an attempt to revive Jack Ryan in his son...Jack himself having aged out of spy work. Were it not for the condensed version, this book would have been agonizing and it just did not live up to Clancy standards. ( )
  buffalogr | Jun 28, 2015 |
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:People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -George Orwell "This is a war of the unknown warriors; but let all strive without failing in faith or in duty..." -Winston Churchill
To Chris and Charlie. Welcome aboard ...and, of course, Lady Alex, whose light burns as brightly as ever
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David Greengold had been born in that most American of communities, Brooklyn, but at his Bar Mitzvah, something important had changed in his life.
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Mensen slapen 's nachts alleen vredig in hun bed omdat ruwe mannen klaarstaan om voor hen geweld te plegen. (George Orwell). Dit is een oorlog van de onbekende krijgers, maar laten we allen streven zonder tekort te schieten in ons geloof of onze plicht. (Winston Churchill).
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A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous-and the potential for destruction unimaginable.

In the Brave New World of terrorism-where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player-the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions . . . and outside the system.

Way outside the system.

In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies-and three men are about to cross its radar.

The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin . . . a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr.

Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now-but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here . . . and it is about to become far more dangerous.

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When a terrorist leader and a drug warlord form a dangerous alliance, three new Hendley Associates agents--FBI agent Dominic Caruso, his Marine captain brother Brian, and their cousin, Jack Ryan, Jr.--encounter unexpected dangers.

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