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The Sum of All Fears Mass Market Paperback – Feb 6 2002

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (Feb. 6 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425133540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425133545
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 3.9 x 17.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 181 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,111,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Once again, Tom Clancy manages to add new twists to the alternate U.S. history he initiated in The Hunt for Red October. In The Sum of All Fears, the center of conflict is the perpetual hot spot the Mideast, where a nuclear weapon falls into the hands of terrorists just as peace seems possible. Clancy realistically paints an almost unthinkable scenario--the bomb is planted on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union; the terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Despite such a dramatic story line, Clancy doesn't neglect the individuals who drive his tale. Jack Ryan's problems are as much domestic as they are part of the international crisis that is the ostensible narrative: National Security Director Elizabeth Elliot has the president's ear, and she has convinced him that Ryan's ethics are questionable. She hints at marital infidelity and an insider-trading scandal. Of course, both accusations are false, but her arguments have enough evidence behind them (e.g. some photographs of an innocent embrace with a friend) to cause a strain in the Ryans' marriage and a flurry of media attention. While "Mr. Clark" tracks the terrorists, he also provides some needed intelligence to heal the Ryan family.

The Sum of All Fears is the stuff of nightmares but contains enough verisimilitude to terrify sober minds. Ryan has matured into a complex protagonist as Clancy's writing, too, has matured. Ryan is plagued by stress and self-doubts that test even his dauntless moral compass and make him a more interesting subject for readers' attention. Those fascinated by military hardware, from nuclear submarines to atomic weapons, will find almost enough here to start their own army. And Clancy's understanding of international politics seems chillingly correct. --Patrick O'Kelley

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Clancy evolves from storyteller to novelist in his latest techno-thriller, as gadgets take second place to politics and personalities. In the late 1990s the world is cautiously emerging from the Cold War; even the Arab-Israeli conflict is being resolved, thanks to the cleverness of Clancy's hero Jack Ryan. But as confrontation yields to cooperation, what becomes of displaced terrorists? Palestinians without a cause and East Germans without a country seek to rekindle U.S.-U.S.S.R. animosity. A small nuclear device is exploded at the Super Bowl; in Berlin American and Russian troops are tricked into firing on each other; residual suspicions carry the action from there. After the solution of the Middle East crisis serves as an exciting preliminary to the main plot, the novel's middle parts seem a recycling of situations and characters from Red October and Cardinal of the Kremlin. But in the last third of the book Clancy integrates story lines, taking readers on a nonstop roller-coaster ride to a nail-biting finish. Fundamentally, Clancy is writing about a vital and elusive quality: grace under pressure. Whether terrorists or statesmen, Clancy's characters face a common challenge--situations that break down pretensions of rank, power and ideology. Their responses, carefully and empathetically constructed, make this book compelling instead of merely ingenious.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Sum Of All Fears is by far THE BEST CLANCY NOVEL EVER! First it starts off that a Israeli nuclear missle is missing, and it falls in the hands of a Palestinian man who's father owns some land with the missle in his land, so begins the process of a nuclear missle. So with some help from ex-felon Marvin Russell, and the help of a German man who's wife is held in prison for murder, they decide to get a hold of some German nuclear scientist and begin the making of the bomb.
While in the good U.S. of A, things are taking a toll on Jack Ryan, the Fowler Administration dislikes Jack, especially Elizabeth Elliot, Presidential Advisor, and lover on the side of the President Fowler.
Jack is now caught in the fire by the Fowler Administration in which they did a background check without his ok with it, and they find that he is helping Buck Zimmer's wife Carol and her kids with money for all her kids in college. So they take pictures of him talking to Carol by giving her presents for her kids, and along side with him is John Clark.
Now the Fowler Administration see's a advantage to taking care of Jack. At home, tensions with Jack's wife Cathy who wants another child, cannot seem to do it because the job is taking a toll on him real bad.
Now Cathy is depressed because she feels that Jack is cheating on her, then comes John Clark and his partner in crime Domingo Chavez. They tell her the truth, and they set up with the CIA for Jack to take a couple of days off to be with his wife and a romantic dinner and a hotel suite.
Now we turn back to the terrorist, once they get to Denver, they kill Marvin Russell in the hotel room they were staying in, and all the scientist and the German guy too.
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One of the best Clancy books, though it is hard to compare them all. Suddenly Jack Ryan's career doesn't look so great anymore, not all his enemies are foreigners. The crisis Ryan had was good, particularly in the cryptic remarks he used towards the end about if it wasn't for him Elliot and Fowler wouldn't be there, referring back to Clear and Present Danger, it was great. It was also really good to see another submarine adventure, where the crew aren't quite happy with their captain, and a Soviet submarine captain looking to be the best captain ever. The book was really good in the way it involved so many people and different section of the armed forces towards the end, the battle in Berlin, the sub battle in the Pacific, the carrier skirmish, truly great. And the scene at the end when Fowler wanted to do something he shouldn't have, and good old Jack Ryan was there to stop him, that was done brilliantly. It was also very interesting reading about how the terrorists made the device, a great read. Now the plot is a little far fetched, how the device fell into enemy hands, how the one guy who survived at Denver knew about the TV van, how so many military advisors were unavailable, but the scenario present at the end is terrific. If you're looking for a good reads, this is it.
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In Clancy's Sum of All Fears, Jack Ryan takes center stage again as he faces dangers from enemies both abroad and at home.
Middle East terrorists discover nuclear material from an unexploded Israeli bomb and convert it to a thermonuclear device.
The Japanese play fast and loose with trade laws.
The East Germans may have lost some nuclear material when the country's Communist goverment collapsed.
The Russians appear to have a crisis of leadership.
Jack Ryan brings peace to the Middle East on a religious, not political basis, earning the respect of those who know what he did, the contempt of those who know, but want the credit for themselves.
The new National Security Advisor is more than an advisor to the President. She attempts to destroy Ryan through others.
And when a nuclear device fizzles at the Super Bowl, Ryan must discover the perpetrators, or watch as the President launches a full-scale nuclear war.
It is Ryan against all comers in a page-turning thriller.
The first time I read this book, it cost me a night's sleep. The second time wasn't much better...and even after repeated readings, it is a book that compels the reader to keep moving.
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Please don't mix the book with the movie. It is not the same. The movie was made in our time, not the book (1996). The movie has incredible information about the fears and history of our times. The central source of terrorist are organized by Nazi thinkers located in Austria (!!!), Vienna. Do you remember? Who is Joerg Haider? Of course his name is not mentioned in the movie, but even how the leader(s) look a like is very similar to the actual leaders of Austria. They are using Egypt and Islamic people to organize the terrorist act, by using their American hate. And creating such an environment, where it looks alike that Russia has targeted the US (although of course not); This group use own US assets (in this case old US nuclear bomb was "reactivated" (found dead in Israel, given to Israel by the US in 1973) and so can be hided) against them. And what Austria does, when the US was hit (US thought it was Russia, but it was an Austrian organized (nazi organized Islamic people, reactivating it in Russia, with Austrian support and delivering/shipping it back to the US to bomb them). Austria was the real „master mind", and the Islamic group was the tool for!
The movie is just incredible. The nuclear effects must have been measured, and probably US military advice was used. Think about the World Trade Center hit. Terrible. US assets were used against the US. We think it was done by Islamic groups. Probably physically yes, but there must be a central creator.
Do you remember what the Austrian "government leader told"? Something like: Hitler was an excellent mind, but he had one disadvantage: in that time the world was too big to rule, but now with globalization, Internet and communication the world is small.
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