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Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
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Patriot Games (1998)

by Tom Clancy

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Series: Jack Ryan Pub Order (2), Jack Ryan Chron Order (2)

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Dit boek is de voorganger van [b:The Hunt for Red October|19691|The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4)|Tom Clancy|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1281995542s/19691.jpg|1112006], maar geschreven nadat boek is uitgekomen. Het figuur van Jack Ryan komt niet echt lekker overeen met die in 'Hunt'.

Terwijl hij op vakantie is, redt Jack de Kroonprins van Engeland uit een hinderlaag, maar raakt zelf zwaar gewond. Zowel de Kroonprins als zijn vrouw en moeder raken onder de indruk van Jack en ze raken bevriend. Jack komt later in dienst van de CIA en heeft daarbij de hand in het oprollen van een gevaarlijke terroristen netwerk. Ondertussen zitten zijn vijanden niet stil en bereiden een aanslag op hem en zijn gezin voor. Cathy, Jacks vrouw, en hun dochter Sally raken ernstig gewond bij die aanslag, maar overleven dit allemaal.

Tijdens een bezoek aan de Verenigde Staten bezoeken de Kroonprins en zijn vrouw de Ryan's, maar hun agenda is uitgelekt, en de terroristen proberen nogmaals toe te slaan. Ook dit keer lukt hen dit niet, en volgt een schietpartij met de beveiliging. Jack en zijn vrienden weten te ontvluchten naar de nabij gelegen marine-haven, achtervolgt door de terroristen.

Sommige delen van het verhaal konden gemakkelijk uit het boek blijven. Zoals de hoofdstuk over de Concorde en Jack's vliegangst. Verder aardig verhaal. Meestal is het andersom, maar in dit geval vond ik de film beter. ( )
  EdwinKort | Jul 4, 2018 |
My first Tom Clancy novel and I really liked it. ( )
  Harris_Niazi | May 24, 2018 |
Read this a while ago. Not as good as [b:The Hunt For Red October|19691|The Hunt for Red October (Special 15th Anniversary Edition)|Tom Clancy|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1167276898s/19691.jpg|1112006] (Clancy's best), but much better than some of his other ones that take WAY too long to build up to the action. ( )
  writertomg | Sep 6, 2017 |
This is the only Clancy book that I really like, enough so that I've read it twice in highschool, once in college and once in adult" life :)
Probably a "once a decade" kind of book for me.

The world has certainly changed since this book was written. Is Ireland still dealing with the North/South/England issue? I don't even know! If it is, it has been overshadowed by the likes of 9/11, Iraq, Iran and the Arab spring.

And airport security. And cell phones. What a difference the internet and cellphones would have made to this story. This was a cool story and a good reminder of what the security world "used to be" like..." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
In this case I don't mind reading the book after I've seen the movie. It was like having both at the same time. Usually I have my own movie, but now I had Harrison Ford running around in my head 😀 ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Feb 13, 2016 |
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Clancy, Tomprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ratzkin, LawrenceCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watkins, France-MarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Een jong gezin wordt het onontkoombaar doelwit van meedogenloze terroristen.
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Ryan was nearly killed twice in half an hour.
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Als verdorven lieden hun krachten bundelen , moeten goede mensen zich verenigen; anders zullen zij één voor één ten onder gaan, als naamloze slachtoffers in een verwerpelijke strijd. (Edmund Burke).
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425109720, Mass Market Paperback)

The bestselling author of Red Storm Rising and The Sum of All Fears brings Jack Ryan back in his to fight his deadliest battle yet.

From England to Ireland to America, an explosive wave of violence sweeps a CIA analyst and his family into the deadliest game of our time: international terrorism. An ultra-left-wing faction fo the IRA has targeted the CIA man for his act of salvation in an assasination attempt. And now he must pay ... with his life.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:09 -0400)

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Jack Ryan, historian, ex-Marine, and CIA analyst, summons all his skills and knowledge to battle against international terrorism.

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