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5.0 von 5 Sternen An exciting and suspense filled novel.
An American family is brutally murdered on a private yacht in Caribbean waters. Three American officials are killed on a visit to Columbia. And an undercover war is started between America and the drug empire in Columbia.
Despite its length, this book was real page turner. The plot was very exciting and full of breathtaking suspense. It was also full of specifics...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Too confusing for easy reading
I bought this book to read while on vacation. I found his writing style more confusing (technical) than was really needed. He had a lot of characters whom he referred to sometimes by their first name, last name or nickname. I found I was constantly confusing characters or forgetting who a particular character was.
The story line is the U.S. going after drug...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An exciting and suspense filled novel., 2. März 1999
Von Ein Kunde
An American family is brutally murdered on a private yacht in Caribbean waters. Three American officials are killed on a visit to Columbia. And an undercover war is started between America and the drug empire in Columbia.
Despite its length, this book was real page turner. The plot was very exciting and full of breathtaking suspense. It was also full of specifics about many subjects, from politics to the way a special type of infantry works. I am the type of person who loves that kind of detailed information. Clear and Present Danger also provides an interesting political outlook. In the book, the president begins an undercover war simply because it is election year and he wants to get re-elected. And a high government official gets blackmailed and decides to secretly kill more than 40 people so that he won't be sent to jail. It gives a new and horrible spin to politics.
Tom Clancy is the master of suspenseful action and hasn't let his readers down with this book. This was a great book and one of my favorites. I would definitely recommend Clear and Present Danger to people who enjoy details, suspense, action, and food for the brain.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This book is about witchhunts., 6. März 1997
Von Ein Kunde
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Clear and Present Danger (Hörkassette)
Yes, the novel CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER is about witchunts. The drug war angle only serves to contemporize this serious parody of the of the McCarthy era. Even the name CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER reminds this author of the national situation at that time (as related to me by parents and grandparents). McCarthy used the Clear and Present Danger yardstick as set forth by the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes in the very earl part of the nineteenth century. So does the president of the U.S. in the novel. In one part of the novel he says that the drug cartels "represent a clear and present danger to national security" and should be handled as such. Justice Holmes said the same thing in his statement speaking for the court he said almost exactly the same thing (some of it EXACTLY the same thing) that Clancy would write under the character of the Commander in Chief.
As a parody of the McCarthy era I think this novel is written exceptionally well. Clancy knows his history and he pays attention to current events. His attention to detail and knowledge of military hardware and the infrastructure of the military society are once again apparrent in this novel. As before Clancy uses well developed characters who are very lifelike. Some of whom his readers have seen before and even some new ones. This authors personal favorite is Army Ranger Commando Domingo Chavez. His reasons and moivations for getting involved are as realistic as any I've seen. He knows drugs are ruining his country-he's seen it on the streets of his hometown-and jumps at the chance to actually do something about it.
I rated this movie a ten without much consideration. And I don't think any consideration was necessary. On a scale of
One to ten, I'd rate this book about a fifteen.
Thank you for you time gentle reader, I will write again.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A classic action novel., 23. Juni 2000
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I have always been an avid reader, but for me I have to find a book that not only peaks my interest, but also keeps it. I can't tell you how many unfinished paperbacks I have lying about my house because I just couldn't identify with the book. "Clear and Present Danger" has not been left unread. In fact I have re-read this book on several occasions. I had started to read the Jack Ryan series of novels out of sequence, and then I decided to read them in order. Once I got to this book, I literally could not put it down. It is full of the Clancy trademark "Techno Jargon" but at the heart of it all was a very well told story. If you are not familiar with any of the Tom Clancy novels, this book is one of many in what has come to be known as the Jack Ryan series of books. Jack Ryan is a former Marine, who currently works for the CIA as an analyst. Through a series of very exciting and often sad circumstances, he begins to move up through The Agency and becomes involved in many exciting adventures. Along the way he befriends an operative known as Mr. Clark. Clark is a very mysterious, often ominous figure that appears more frequently as the Jack Ryan series progresses. In this installment the President declares and unofficial and perhaps illegal war against the Columbian drug cartel. The action that takes place deep in the mountains of Columbia is explained in great detail and can often be difficult to read, but when you reach the climax, you will be glad that stuck with this book. If you think you know this story because you saw the movie staring Harrison Ford, you are wrong. The book was so good that I could be nothing but disappointed when I saw the movie. I know several people who have read this book and said they loved it. From older adults to high school and college students, if you are looking for a really good book, full of action and suspense, then this is the book for you. And if you haven't already read "Patriot Games" you might want to think try it, because it too was far better than the movie version.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An essential item for a flight to Australia, 29. Januar 1999
Von Ein Kunde
As Terry Pratchett said, a Tom Clancy novel is an essential piece of equipment for a flight to Australia. Not only are you still reading it when you get there, but you can use it to hit snakes with afterwards.
This isn't a negative comment. It's a positive one :)
Some people complain about the amount of technical detail in Mr. Clancy's books, but I find it adds realism. You're never worried about not understanding how a peice of equipment works in one of his books!
As for this particular one, I've pretty well managed to read the Jack Ryan series backwards, starting at Red October, then Executive Orders and so on back down the line. This book answered so many questions for me it was incredible.
The characters are realistic - even though I wasn't entirely sure who the hero was until I realised it was Ryan. And Clark. And Chavez. And occasionally Moira Wolfe, Captain Wegener, Colonel Johns. And various others I can't remember at the moment. The equipment is lovingly detailed, the locations lavishly described, the total effect quite bewitching.
However...don't try to compare this book to the film. Not only does Dan Murray (look away if you don't want spoilers), who becomes director of the FBI in the last book of the series, get killed (look back now), but Bob Ritter is the semi bad guy who devolps a conscience in the book, versus the snarling, gloating, ruthless ba...person in the film, and so on down the line.
Basically: This book is GOOD! Read it!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Why am I adding to 60 reviews?, 24. September 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Clear and Present Danger (Gebundene Ausgabe)
'Cause I think there's a LITTLE more to say! This is not a super-patriotic book; on the other hand it IS heavy in detail and there are just a few too many plotlines, IMHO. If you have the patience to skim through a bit of technical jargon, however, this is a great action novel!
The facts behind this story are these: in the late '80's Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar blew up a plane with 3 American nationals aboard. He wasn't interested in them but in a Columbian who had crossed him! George Bush responded by creating a secret unit of Colombian commandos dedicated to taking out the druglords. Despite many casualties Escobar was finally cornered on the roof of his Bogata mansion and riddled with assault-rifle bullets. The squad went on to mop up the Medellin and Cali drug cartels - but of course, new narco-trafficers simply stepped in!
Clancy gives us a fictional version with perhaps a few too many reasons to consider military intervention, and his commandos are U.S. Army Rangers, using satellite uplinks to call in laser-guided missile strikes - this is definitely a novel for techno-freaks! CIA agent Ryan's (almost) single-handed rescue of the survivors, and a U.S. Secretary of State flying down to hobnob with a rogue Cuban Colonel, are a bit hard to swallow; still, this is a ripping yarn!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Tom Clancy does it again!! Another Masterpiece!!, 21. Mai 1999
Von Ein Kunde
The fourth book, in chrological order, of the Jack Ryan novels. Jack Ryan returns in an exciting thriller. In Tom Clancy's usual form the pace of the book is hot and fast, switching between Columbia and the USA. Technological information abounds so everyone can understand how the gadgets and weapons really work. With orders to strike elements threatening the National Security of America, the military and CIA start an operation. The elements (predictibly) take offence at this and strike back, eliminating key personel. In return the military operation is stepped up until it is pulled out from under the soldiers' feet. Ryan, Murray (from Patriot Games) and Jackson (Patriot Games and Red October) plan and excecute an evacuation, but not before the military have taken heavy casualties. Finally, the book ends with some heafty changes at higher levels. This book develops the character of Mr "Clark", and finds him an assistant, "Ding" Chavez, and also introduces FBI Inspector Day.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Bestselling Author of Hunt For Red October Does It Again, 27. Oktober 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Clear and Present Danger (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The book, Clear And Present Danger, by Tom Clancy is quite possibly the greatest book I've ever read. This book is about the adventures of Staff Seargent Ding Chavez as he accompanies a team of light infantry men on a covert operation to sting the drug Cartel of South America. A secret agent named John Clark is the information specialist who provides the team with targets. The modern day U.S. government sees the drug Cartel as "clear and present danger" to the security of the United States. Throughout this action-packed book there are many exciting and unexpected happenings that leave the reader on the edge of their seat.
Tom Clancy had to spend years creating this truly fascinating, yet adventurous book; it would have been impossible not to. It would be a grave mistake not to read this book. If you make that mistake, I'm sorry. If I were you, I would by this book right now, on Amazon.com.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Too confusing for easy reading, 14. September 1998
Von Ein Kunde
I bought this book to read while on vacation. I found his writing style more confusing (technical) than was really needed. He had a lot of characters whom he referred to sometimes by their first name, last name or nickname. I found I was constantly confusing characters or forgetting who a particular character was.
The story line is the U.S. going after drug traffikers. Now, maybe when this book first came out in 1989 this was an exciting, unfolding story, however, in 1998, I found that I had a pretty good idea how the story was going to turn out. This, along with the confusing style in which Tom Clancy writes, caused me to put the book down about 1/4 of the way through - it just wasn't worth my time to wade through it.
I know Clancy is known for his technical detail, however, I felt his style just got in the way of a good story and an enjoyable read.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Relentlessly bad, 5. Mai 1997
Von Ein Kunde
The impressive thing about "Clear and Present Danger," as with Mr. Clancy's other books, is how long it is - page after page of horrendous, addled English. After reading the whole book (I was laid up with the flu and couldn't reach anything else), I felt as though I'd been beaten; the thing utterly wrecked me. It's not just that it's badly written; it so lovingly dwells on the most tiresome details of guns and violence that, by the end, one begins to fear for Mr. Clancy's mental health. Not that he's difficult to diagnose; his disappointment at never being an army commado, displaced into a military fetish, screams from every paragraph - but the reader must wonder, will this man *snap*? Given that danger, I suppose we must permit him to keep writing these vast pathologies; but, Lord, why must we allow him to publish
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A good read - Great to see how Chavez comes into play, 14. Oktober 1999
Von Ein Kunde
If justice is to be done, Tom Clancy must never again allow one of his books to become movies, at least without his approval of the script.
This book hits high political realities as well as documenting our countries frustration with drugs, and who is to ultimately blame for them; the user or the seller.
In classic Clancy style, the book takes you along the road of conspiracy, espionage, murder, and war, and just as it does that, Clancy throws the political realities in the middle and the reader is left to shake his head and wonder what can be done about the drugs coming into our country.
The ending fits together a little to nicely for me, not to mention that Clark does some uncharacteristic things. All in all it's a good read. A must for Clancy lovers of all stripes.
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