Although, very few of the ghost written or jointly written "Clancy series", feel like the real thing to me, I have continued to read them in some unlikely attempt to recapture the original. Not likely. The perfect combo of what at the time seemed to be almost too much detail, as you jumped from venue to venue, from one field of operation to the next, was exactly what made Clancy feel like a second skin. The volume of details on the specific operational scene, the psychological details and back story that make up the psyche of each character, while heavily laden with specifics in-country, gave you the feeling of being there. Or-at least the knowledge and lay of the land; details of the weaponry & intricate make-up of the local peoples, infrastructure, and rebellious fighters, that could be for good against a bad old system, or for bad with a new self-involved dictator that was up to no good. The secret being you became so wrapped up in all of these details, and changing of venues that the plot sometimes escapes you. (And welcomely) surprises you.
This Clancy copy like most of the rest does not hit the mark but may be better suited for teens, actually. The two main characters are in their teens, and the bulk of the storyline written in an almost juvenile manner while in a VW. Maybe you should turn your younger teens on to this one. No graphic violence or sexual contact.