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The Teeth of the Tiger

Format:  Paperback,

480 pages

Edition: Berkley Mass-Ma

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group

Publish Date: Jul 2004

ISBN-13: 9780425197400

ISBN-10: 0425197409

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A man named Mohammed sits in a cafe 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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Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Publish Date: Jul 2004
ISBN-13: 9780425197400
ISBN-10: 0425197409
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.52
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.2 x 1.14 x 6.76
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About the author

Biography of Clancy, Tom

Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He graduated from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing novels. His works include Red Storm Rising, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, The Sum of All Fears, and Rainbow Six. His books The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were adapted into major motion pictures. He also works nonfiction books including Into the Storm: A Study In Command, Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Airborne, and Reality Check: What's Going on Out There?

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2004-05-01)

Jack Ryan Jr. and some of his cousins embark on a career of counter-terrorism by systematically wasting some Islamic "bad guys" who shoot up four malls, including one right here in Des Moines. Clancy appears to be establishing these younger characters for future novels, but his lack of familiarity with this generation is painfully evident. In addition to padding his work with irrelevant editorials, he recounts actions and adventures from earlier tales.

Stephen Hoye's narration is engaging and multifaceted, and he handles the European and Middle Eastern accents convincingly. Listeners will be disappointed with this prolog to the next generation of Clancy books, because this tiger has neither roar nor bite; not recommended. ARay Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2003-04-01)

This just in: Clancy's new novel will surface in August. Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

Book description

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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