How do you start a review for a book like this? Point of Contact (stylized as Tom Clancy Point of Contact, Tom Clancy: Point of Contact or Tom Clancy's Point of Contact in the United Kingdom) is a techno-thriller novel, written by Mike Maden and released on June 13, 2017. I grew up working in the canneries, feed mills and slaughterhouses of California’s San Joaquin Valley. She tells Ryan that her brother Yong and his girlfriend had already fled to China in order to escape the incoming tropical storm that is set to hit Singapore. After a 13-year career as a court reporter, she can tell many stories both hilarious and heartbreaking. I enjoyed reading Point of Contact. A delightful, fast paced spy thriller. Power and Empire is Cameron's first book in the Jack Ryan series, succeeding Mark Greaney. Pure action and entertainment from start to finish. Your email address will not be published. He is well known for the Jack Ryan Jr. novels, which are part of the Tom Clancy universe, as well as for the Drone series of techno-thrillers. I thought the natural event was a little over-the-top, but overall the action was solid. They are asked by a former senator, now defense contractor, Weston Rhodes to do an audit of a company they are looking to buy. But when they find that both the Chinese and the North Koreans are interested in what is going on at Dalfan, things get a lot more … Novel #4) (Paperback): $9.99 #5: Tom Clancy Enemy Contact (A Jack Ryan Jr. With the aid of the Steady Stare drone, Ryan checks out the Dalfan warehouse where the mobile phones are being kept, only to be aggressively stopped and turned away by the guards. It debuted at number three on the New York Times bestseller list. Jack is off on an assignment for Hendley and associates on the white side of their operations. | June 13, 2017. After giving in to the plot, Rhodes is given a flash drive with a computer virus that will be installed into the Dalfan computer server in Singapore, unaware that the North Koreans had made the virus and, through General Administrative Services Directorate Deputy Ri Kwan Ju, enlisted Zvezdev's help. Jack Jr is not Jack Ryan, but the book is still a fun read or in my case listen. It debuted at number 3 on the New York Times bestseller list. It quickly feel into a mundane description of minutia and about things that did not give meaning to the story nor relevant to a point. [ended up with Carl anyway. Hence, you’ll see a wide variety of used books at The Book Chateau. This was a believable, slowly-developing, age-gap, hurt-comfort story about Trevor, a single gay father whose son goes off to war, and is lost overseas. Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. Can't wait for his next one!! Still a solid, well done story! #4: Tom Clancy Point of Contact (A Jack Ryan Jr. It's been quite some time since I sobbed while reading a book. Having known Brown as a colleague from the Central Intelligence Agency years ago, he then secretly entrusts the accountant with planting the flash drive in the Dalfan computer network, under the pretense of him being assigned by the CIA to find out whether China had inserted malware into the system. It is his third and final book in the Jack Ryan Jr. series, which is part of the overall Tom Clancy universe. It is the first book in the Jack Ryan Jr. series, which is part of the overall Tom Clancy universe, as well as Blackwood's first solo contribution to the franchise. Multiple times. But it did not hit the five stars for me. It felt like Carl was there only to be discarded so that the "real" romance between Trevor and Jesse could begin and I felt like Carl was really badly done to. On the long flight over, Ryan worries he's being sidelined from the next Campus operation in America's war on terror. It is an excellent thriller, but is lacking as a true Clancy novel because there is not The amount of characters or depth in the story that a true Clancy novel has. Dr. Fairchild pointed at the Japanese battle flag. Novel. After a town in the Midwest is blown up FBI’s Alex Cross is enlisted to solve the crime.The great condition used book available now at The Book Chateau. Tom Clancy with Jack Ryan Jr. make one hell of a team!!! I grew up working in the canneries, feed mills and slaughterhouses of California’s San Joaquin Valley. After three novels from Grant Blackwood, Mike Maden takes over the Jack Ryan Junior franchise and mixes nail-biting suspense with hard-hitting action to deliver a blockbuster hit that Clancy fans will love. Novel #5) (Paperback): $9.99 No one can ever replace him or even imitate him." These haven't been great in the past. Jack Jr. travels to Singapore in this novel, although those looking for the Campus operatives will be disappointed mostly. He smiled broadly. Have a standalone Jack Ryan Junior novel or someone from the campus in the summer. It's so funny lol. His take on some of the established characters at times seemed off from what was laid down in earlier books. A simplistic -- sometimes trite-- writing style reminiscent of Clive Cussler, whose books I simply can't tolerate. Welcome back. Lian Fairchild, who is chief of security for the company, personally assists them in touring the country as well as the Dalfan headquarters as part of the audit. Firing Point is a techno-thriller novel, written by Mike Maden and released on June 9, 2020. On the verge of mission success, Brown discovers a game within the game, and the people who now want to kill him are as deadly as the cyclone bearing down on the island nation. Thankfully, this author left that out of his writing. Snow In August a novel by Pete Hamill explores the joy , the pain and the vulnerability of youth. Dead or Alive is a techno-thriller novel, written by Tom Clancy and co-written with Grant Blackwood, and released on December 7, 2010. First if the prologue which seems only to provide an excuse for Jack Ryan Jr. to make a mistake in a hostage situation (a bit of déjà vu there) that leads to a self defense seminar on knife fighting with a foray into the karambit - 46 pages at the beginning of the book to provide context for page 351. It is in the blurb so I am assuming this is not a spoiler. Mike Maden is the author of the critically acclaimed Drone series and two novels in Tom Clancy’s #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Ryan Jr. series. Griffin for his Drone series. The Campus is involved, just not the main story line. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. On February 20, 2017, The Real Book Spy announced that principal authors in the Tom Clancy universe, Mark Greaney and Grant Blackwood are leaving the franchise. Commander in Chief is a political thriller novel, written by Mark Greaney and released on December 1, 2015. We’d love your help. Speaking of Maden's inclusion into the franchise, long-time Tom Clancy editor Tom Colgan stated: “I had read and loved Mike Maden’s Troy Pearce series, so he was the first person I thought of for the Jack Jr. books and I have to say that it’s been a blast working with him on Tom Clancy Point of Contact.” , Prior to Point of Contact, Maden was well-known for the Drone series of techno thrillers, and is a fan of Clancy from reading The Hunt for Red October in graduate school. #23 in the Jack Ryan universe (#1 written by author Maden). | 9780735215887 Reviewer's aside: this was the second time I'd read this Clancy novel, and it didn't affect my review in the least!! Need less to say this could not happen without the work of his colleague Paul Brown in Singapore. Paperback | 496 pages We lost the amazing Tom Clancy a few years ago, but his much loved characters lived on thanks to a few authors, some better than others. , Unlike Clancy, who goes to countries to research for his novels, Maden relied on the Internet, or "interwebs", for information into the genuine technologies featured in Point of Contact. In 3 books, Junior went from a young operator getting better over time to an impulsive moron making bad decision after bad decision. Reviewer's aside: this was the second time I'd read this Clancy novel, and it didn't affect my review in the least!! Please try again later. Jack just can’t get enough troubles for his likes!!! Melanie Hansen has spent time in Texas and Florida prisons…for work. I liked it. Buy, Jun 13, 2017 I was hesitant starting this. But they caught a broadcast of prime numbers, a message that would change the course of Earth's history forever. So happy to get lost in this book. Need less to say this could not happen without the work of his colleague Paul Brown in Singapore. , Point of Contact debuted at number three on the Combined Print and E-Book Fiction and Hardcover Fiction  categories of the New York Times bestseller list for the week of July 2, 2017, making it Maden's first and highest charting release in the list. Based on Sagan's own studies as an astrophysicist and philosopher, Contact provides a possible glimpse of the world's reaction to extraterrestrial life. Commander in Chief is Greaney’s third solo entry in the Jack Ryan series, which is part of the overall Tom Clancy universe. I was pleased to see that this mid-year Ryanverse novel was by a different author. He is then killed in the ensuing gunfight. Later convinced by Brown’s discovery of the mysterious deletion of the file containing the transactions, he sneaks in back there later that night, but he finds nothing but DVD players. Point of Contact is a masterpiece. Jesse's matching grief lets them bond in the effort to survive losing Riley, and then gradually come together into something more. Ryan then looks for him, enlisting Biery’s help and finding out about his secret correspondence with Brown in the process. This new book with Mike Maden's first effort in the series was a bit of a mixed bag. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. And I do think that Mike Maden did a better job than Grant Blackwood. Your email address will not be published. That is the premise of Carl Sagan's novel Contact. The book debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Good read! However, it does go a bit sideways near the end and that cost it its 5th star. Although he is a new voice in the Tom Clancy universe, Maden is well-known and has been praised by genre luminaries such as Clive Cussler and W.E.B. Both Ryan and Brown initially resist, for different reasons. This bothered me, as well. Like millions of others, I first became a Tom Clancy fan after reading The Hunt for Red October, and began my published fiction career in. Duty and Honor is a thriller novel, written by Grant Blackwood and published on June 14, 2016. But once the plot picked up, I got into this international thriller centered around computer viruses and accounting audits. #3: Tom Clancy Point of Contact (A Jack Ryan Jr. As he tries to handle his grief, a platoon mate of his son's shows up at the house with his son's things. Full Force and Effect is a political thriller, written by Mark Greaney and published on December 2, 2014. You could just cut and paste my review from Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (#21 in the Jack Ryan Universe). Another walk the dog audiobooks- but this time without the dog.