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This is the worst Clancy novel of all!
on January 28, 2012
I have collected and read every novel but one written by Tom Clancy from the first to the latest. "Against All Enemies" is a huge departure from the style of writing normally used by Clancy and features an assistant writer, Peter Pelep. The sentence structure is very juvenile and the style is hugely different. While Clancy books usually have quick and sudden shifts to different scenes, this one does not. The situations are almost like extracts from comic books with improbable situations and equally improbable resolutions. In sections, the killing is non-stop and indiscriminate. Pelep is the second of three different writers in the last three novels but this book is the most poorly written. It seems that Clancy is looking for someone to be his constant assistant and this chap is definitely out of his league. Luckily, I chose not to buy this one and borrowed it from the library instead. It was so badly written that i was delighted that I didn't waste any money buying it. If you are a true Clancy fan, do not waste any money or time acquiring it even if you see it at a garage sale. If you are new to Clancy then you have nothing with which to compare it so give it a shot.