Search Results: "Tom Clancy"


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RAINBOW SIX by Tom Clancy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"No disappointments here, but an unusually sumptuous cut of steak can't hide the familiarity of the menu."
The king of the superultramegatechnothriller returns with a 2,000,000-copy first printing, though Clancy's labyrinthine new behemoth of demonic perils arrived too late for a full review. Read full book review >

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THE SUM OF ALL FEARS by Tom Clancy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"This is quite a rouser."
The master of the techno-thriller places nuclear-weapon technology in the hands of Third World terrorists and sets the superpowers on the path to Armageddon just when everybody thought it was safe to relax. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON by Tom Clancy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2000

"Standard Clancy overkill, with the usual strengths and weaknesses."
Clancy (Carrier, 1999, etc.) weighs in with his latest doorstop/thriller about international intrigue. Read full book review >

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THREAT VECTOR by Tom Clancy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A satisfying thriller, with enough evildoers left over to ensure the possibility of another Ryan-Ryan adventure."
In which Jack Ryan, Junior and Senior, take on most of the bad guys in the world. Guess who wins. Read full book review >

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EVERY MAN A TIGER by Tom Clancy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1999

"An absorbing, detailed, and useful study of soldiers under stress and deadly events that tested their courage, determination and efficiency."
Bestselling novelist and nonfiction military author Clancy (A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier, 1999, etc.) partners with Horner, a Vietnam fighter pilot who rose to general and commander of the Desert Storm air offensive, to narrate the Gulf War from the top commanders" vantage point. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Valor vs. red tape with the soul of democracy at stake."
The author of megaselling novels in the techno/gung-ho genre (The Bear and the Dragon, 2000, etc.) that he practically invented adds an untimely entry to his body of nonfiction dissections (Every Man a Tiger, 1999, etc.) of what makes our military so great: everything you wanted to know about Special Forces except for Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Into the wild blue yonder with Clancy as a knowledgeable, even solicitous, escort. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Clancy's loyal followers, especially those in the military, are sure to love this rich look at our nation's most expensive floating hardware, but they will need to cut through Clancy's sabre-rattling along the way."
The best-selling author of Without Remorse (1993) and the nonfiction Submarine (1993) examines the past, present, and future of America's largest warships. Read full book review >

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PATRIOT GAMES by Tom Clancy
Released: Aug. 7, 1987

"Exciting shoot-outs and chases, and lots of Royal wish-fulfillment; but without naval authenticity to bolster the prose, Clancy is a fish out of water."
Jack Ryan, the hero of Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, returns to fight a radical Marxist Irish terrorist organization bent on capturing the Prince of Wales. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT REMORSE by Tom Clancy
Released: Aug. 11, 1993

"Twice as long as the two rather creaky storylines can bear, but the millions of midlevel, desk-bound, action-loving bureaucrats whose adventurous wishes Clancy so faithfully fulfills are unlikely to complain."
Superultramegatechnothriller bestseller Clancy drops the technobits for a story about a beached SEAL who—with nothing but low-tech knives and home-modified artillery—takes on the drug traders of Baltimore and the North Vietnamese Army at the same time. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"All in all: a fast-paced silent running that will please many of the author's fans—enough, perhaps, to allow a surfacing on the bestseller lists."
Up periscope! with America's favorite armchair technowarrior, who here, with the cooperation of the Navy, takes readers deeper than they've ever gone inside a nuclear submarine. Read full book review >

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DEAD OR ALIVE by Tom Clancy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"If reality were a comic book or a Stallone script, this would be a useful road map. As it is, it'll be gobbled up like a Happy Meal, Ronald Reagan's 'perfect yarn' franchised into neatly packaged commodity."
Good guys versus sneering terrorists, yet again: classic Clancy, a blend of stick-figure storytelling, rightist op-ed and tech manual for death-dealing gadgets. Read full book review >