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Executive Orders (original 1996; edition 1996)
by Tom Clancy
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425158632, Mass Market Paperback)Tom Clancy goes to the White House in this thriller of political terror and global disaster. The American political situation takes a disturbing turn as the President, Congress, and Supreme Court are obliterated when a Japanese terrorist lands a 747 on the Capitol. Meanwhile the Iranians are unleashing an Ebola virus threat on the country. Jack Ryan, CIA agent, is cast in the middle of this maelstrom. Because of a recent sex scandal, Ryan was appointed vice president, a slot he doesn't hold for long when he lands in the Chief Executive's chair. He goes after the Iranians and then tries to piece together the country and his life the only way he knows how--with a fury that we've grown accustomed to in Clancy's intricate, detailed, and accurate stories of warfare and intrigue.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:59:42 -0400)
When a Japanese airliner plows into the Capitol building killing the President and most of the members of his Cabinet and Congress, Jack Ryan reluctantly assumes the role of Commander in Chief and must simultaneously calm the nation, conduct an investigation, reassemble the government, and face off with the country's enemies.
(summary from another edition)
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