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Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan #6) [Mass Market Paperback]

Tom Clancy
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1.0 out of 5 stars Book arrived in the wrong language May 7 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was told I could return it so I pay to receive it and return it and lose money.
Not a happy customer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner by Clancy Oct. 9 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
At first I was wondering WHERE in the WORLD Clancy was going at the beginning of this fantastic read, but by the time you figure that out, he's got you going in a totally different direction with several new plot lines that make you wonder the same thing. Superb plotting and a hard-to-resist desire to teach those who are responsible for drugs in this country a lesson combine to make this one amazing read. Get ready for several hours of pure escapism, and by the time you are finished it'll make you a pure Clancy fan. Unlike many in the 'spy' genre who haven't been able to produce anything decent since the cold war ended (John LeCarre & Robert Ludlum) Tom Clancy apparently has something they lost: Vision and Imagination. This novel is an amazing example of just what vision and imagination can do for you. STILL one of my all-time favorite Clancy stories, and even though they made a valiant effort in turning it into a movie, it just isn't possible to adapt a Clancy novel into two hours. It's like trying to make the entire Old Testament into a made-for-TV movie...somehow you are gonna leave out something important. I just wish the Coast Guard had the authority to do what they do in the beginning of this book to drug runners they capture...
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4.0 out of 5 stars More fact than fiction. Feb. 24 1999
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I first read this throbbing tale a number of years ago, I was captivated by the high-tech gadgetry used by our government and the sophisticated equipment, i.e., underground labs, that the drug lords used in the manufacturing of cocaine. Having more recently read a true crime book titled "CIA: Cocaine In America," which, insofar as the facts therein are concerned, predates "Clear and Present Danger," I now realize how Mr. Clancy was able to write this book and be so doggoned accurate (albeit out of date) with the fact-based elements of the story. What's even more exciting, however, is that "CIA: Cocaine In America" is actually a far better read...I'd give it ten stars if I could. If you've read Clancy, you must read "CIA..."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I have ever read!!!!!!! June 13 2003
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Format:School & Library Binding
I'm not the biggest clancy fan but I could not put this book down. The action just never stopped moving and continued to escalate throughout the book. The last hundred pages kept me on the edge of my seat. I'd recommend this book to all readers even if you're not the biggest clancy fan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drug Warriors Dec 6 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Probably the most reflective of all of Clancy's books, this tells the story of what would happen if the "cold" war on drugs developed into a "hot" war. Was turned into a decidedly skeptical film. The most cogent narrative takes place in the early stages, on board the coast guard cutter. Also features lots of derring-do on board Pave Low helicopters, if you're into that sort of thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Bunch Nov. 23 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"Clear and Present Danger" is the best of Clancy's novels. I find it amazing that Clancy can conceive a storyline and more often than not that story comes to fruition in real life. I decided to read this one even though I had seen the movie and was astonished at how far the movie strayed from the book. The book is so much better with so much more detail (obviously) and a much more fluid storyline. I have read most of Clancy's novels and this one is the best of the Ryan series and probably my favorite of them all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Clancy's Classics Aug. 24 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Generally, Tom Clancy can do no wrong in my eyes (except when he lends his name and his ideas to authors less able than himself so he can take a cut of whatever they earn). Clear and Present Danger is a perfect example of Clancy at his polished best - the guy simply sets new standards of storytelling excellence. Though he occasionally drifts into needless description [...], Clancy delivers the ultimate thrillers time after time. Where I might downgrade another author for ever-elaborating, Clancy can be forgiven because the rest of the book makes up for its few shortcomings. In brief, the U.S. ambassador to Columbia is murdered by drug lords. Enemy agents filter into the jungles and Central America is ready to explode. Jack Ryan, who has just been named CIA deputy director of intelligence is enraged when he discovers that has been left out of the loop of Colombian operations, because a group of highly trained American soldiers are stranded on an unfinished mission that officially never happened. Ryan decides to get the men out. Clear and Present Danger has all the ingredients of a Clancy Classic. And Clancy doesn't disappoint, sprinkling a plot her, a counter-plot there; a pinch of action here, a measure of suspense there. And finally stirring the carefully balanced ingredients so that the finished product is a tale that won't disappoint. When Clancy delivers, he delivers big time, and Clear and Present Danger is one of his best deliveries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Present Danger April 27 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This exciting book really got my attenction. Tom Clancy pulled off a really good book. The drug war in Columbia comes to America when an important person gets assasinated. Jack Ryan takes control. A highly skilled task force is assembled and some major descicions will be made.......... I enjoyed this book greatly because of the excitement and suspence. This book was brilliantly written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clancy on how the Monroe Doctrine does, or doesn't, work, in...
This book tells it just as it is. This book, set largely in Latin America, is so realistic. I have lived in Latin America, been eyeball to eyeball with some prominent people there,... Read more
Published on June 18 2007 by M. J. Fenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
amazing book one of my new favorites. this was my first Tom clancy Novel and i was gripped from the beginning. Read more
Published on March 10 2005 by Ghosty
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and Trite
I believe most of Clancy's works are unoriginal and somewhat boring, but Clear and Present Danger was personally offensive to me as a woman. Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars This was Clancy when Clancy was Clancy!
i enjoy clancy's earlier works in the jack ryan series (Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Cardinal of the Kremlin). Read more
Published on May 14 2003 by bmd
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a great story.
This is not his best book but still worth a look.It is still a great story. Not superior. Ryan is up to his neck in trouble. A great ending.
Published on May 31 2002 by Daniel R. Bills
5.0 out of 5 stars Clancy does it again!
Mr. Clancy further proves why he is the best in this genre with Clear and Present Danger. I read it once, and just recently read it again. Read more
Published on May 30 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Book From Clancy
I continue to think that Clancy is a quality author and I will read anything he (not the team) writes. This is no exception. Read more
Published on April 9 2002 by John G. Hilliard
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Action/Adventure Story about the War on Drugs
This book is perhaps my favorite after the Hunt for Red October. It involves the President declaring an unofficial war on the drug dealers on Central America. Read more
Published on March 22 2002 by Flavius Josephus
1.0 out of 5 stars Audio version a joke
This refers to the unabridged audio version of 'Clear and Present Danger'. The book is very long, and the way they squeeze it into a series of cassettes is bogus. Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Clancy, you'll like Clear and Present Danger
A typical Tom Clancy book. The details can be overwhelming at times, and sometimes bog down the story, but then again, that is Tom Clancy! Read more
Published on Dec 21 2001 by Jeff Wood
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