...not his best of all time. That distinction belongs to The Cardinal of the Kremlin, but this story is certainly a relavent and engrossing tale of the drug trade in Columbia and America. After an American citizen is killed by thugs, it seems like an open and shut case of piracy. But it is discovered that the businessman had ties to the Columbian drug cartels and the President (who is never given a name in this book, just his Secret Service codename, Wrangler) is determined to hurt the cartels once and for all. Operation Reciprocity is initiated with two parts. The first is a reconnaisance operation in Columbia to find the druggies, and the other part involves shooting druggie planes before they can deliver their cargo. But the gloves come off after the Director of the FBI, Emil Jacobs, is killed in Bogota, and the President's National Security Advisor orders a new operation: Reciprocity, which is meant to kill drug producers in an attempt to deal with the drugs. However, the NSA is corrupted, and the soldiers must fight for their lives. Jack Ryan, of course, comes to the rescue. He doesn't have a large role until halfway through the book. I thought this book was great, better than the movie, which I also liked a lot. The actor cast to play Ritter in the movie was especially good, but he looked nothing like the Ritter I was imagining. This book does have tons of bad language, and although its to be expected in Clancy's work, its concentration is larger here than in his other books. It is a little long at the beginning 100 pages, but it gets good quickly. If you like Clancy this is a must read.