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This harrowing #1 bestseller is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness. Without mercy. Without guilt. Without remorse.
Avid readers of Clancy's bestselling techno-thrillers ( The Hunt for Red October et al.) know agent John Kelly, code-named Mr. Clark, as Jack Ryan's "dark side." Here, in 1970, Vietnam vet Kelly gets involved in a secret operation to rescue 20 American pilots from a North Vietnamese prison camp. Betrayed by someone in Washington, the mission ends in apparent failure. Clancy balances the military movements with a dark narrative of Kelly's tragic personal life. While mourning the death of his pregnant wife in a traffic accident, Kelly picks up a young hitchhiker named Pam, a prostitute and drug "mule" fleeing her cruel masters. The pair fall in love and set out to bring down the drug lords, but an error on Kelly's part leads to Pam's horrible demise at the hands of the vengeful criminals. After his own recovery from a shotgun blast, Kelly begins methodically to murder his way through the drug ring. Clancy attempts to rationalize this amoral crusade with passages of introspection by characters who are either noble warriors or human scum, but the technique doesn't wash. Although full of failings of style and moral judgment, this overlong, often melodramatic novel seems destined to follow its predecessors to the top of the bestseller lists. BOMC selection.
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I wouldn't buy them if I didn't want them. Always good. Especially these authors. I need to add more words so. There.Published 15 months ago by Paul Mayall
A real page turner, and probably Clancy's best work. For Clancy fans, this takes an inside look at how former Navy SEAL John Kelley became Mr. Clark. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2013 by Delphinus
Excellent book, Tom Clansey is a master at multiple events by the same heroe within one story . I did not like the fact that altough it was supposed to be a new book, it was... Read morePublished on July 30 2012 by lalondejp
If you have ever been bullied and wanted revenge, wanted sweet, brutal revenge, wanted to have your tormentors bruised and bloodied and begging for mercy, then this is the book for... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2007 by Boid Tyson
Although the Jack Ryan fans are used to the books building on one another, this one features a side character. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by M. Reed
This was my first Clancy and I really enjoyed it! This book good character development (at least more than I expected from this type of book). Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Jenny Blickman