Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger

Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line. Does anyone know who the real enemy is? How much action is to Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug of...

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Title:Clear and Present Danger
Author:Tom Clancy
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Clear and Present Danger
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:688 pages pages

Clear and Present Danger Reviews

  • Janet
    Sep 20, 2008
    I must confess, I am on the Clancy jazz now. Clear and Present Danger the novel blows away C&PD the movie just like a Pave Low lll helicopter firing miniguns on bad guys (scene from the book). Well perhaps not quite that dramatic as there are some fine correlations with the movie, ...
  • Brett
    Dec 01, 2008
    I read the first few of this series when I was in high school and thought I might return to it for some more mindless entertainment. Unfortunately, I forgot how mindless it really is. Clancy's reputation, as the blurb on any of his novels will tell you, is for writing "techno-thrill...
  • Laura
    Mar 03, 2008
    Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by US law enforcement agents, have assassinated the American Ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI. Their message is clear: leave us alone. But they have pushed too far. ...
  • Eddie
    Apr 14, 2008
    This has to be among the Clancy classics. I recommend this to any military or political buff. Clancy definitely rocks the house with this one. ...
  • Michael
    Jan 06, 2012
    I wanted to really like this book because I've heard such good things about it. Also, I like action and military stories, etc. So I went in very excited. But, I got a bit more than 200 pages into it when I just had to stop. I probably could have made it, had it not been for the massive...
  • Stephen
    Aug 20, 2008
    4.0 to 4.5 stars. Excellent Tom Clancy novel in which Jack Ryan and the Mr. Clark take on the Columbian drug cartels. This was a terrific read from beginning to end and confirmed by opinion of Tom Clancy as a master of the political thriller. ...
  • Jason Koivu
    Oct 04, 2013
    There was a clear and present danger that I wasn't going to finish this. I don't watch soap operas. I used to. I'd get home and General Hospital would be on (Mom was heavily invested in the Luke & Laura saga,) so I got stuck with it. Consequently I know a soap opera when I see o...
  • Jake
    Jun 15, 2009
    This is the last Tom Clancy novel I absolutely loved. With this one, I felt like he was at peak performance, generating a focused, plausible storyline that could stand on its own, rather than just being an installment in an increasingly outlandish saga. Clear and Present Danger is a gr...
  • M.L.
    Aug 08, 2016
    Seven stars******* if I could. Exciting, big plot, some poetic justice due and received. A big plot where, the author knows everyone-they all have 'bios.' Many heroes and villains, John Clark being one of the main good guys, and my favorite, he walks the talk. The nice thing about 'dis...
  • Dave Jones
    Mar 31, 2019
    Solid Tom Clancy story. The movie did not spoil the plot. Clancy has a knack for letting the reader get inside the character's heads. He also ends his novels well by tying up all the loose ends. Probably a 4.5 star read. It doesn't seem like a 800-900 page book. ...
  • Andrew Nettleman
    Jul 17, 2012
    Tom Clancy never disappoints. I have decided to go back and go through the Jack Ryan series in the Chronological order of the story's events, rather than the order they were released and it is like I am getting to know an old friend all over again. When Columbian Drug Lords assassin...
  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011
    Good book about clandestine operations and some also good details about South American intrigue. Clancy also does a good job describing action scenes and putting together plausible, while still entertaining scenarios. Compared to the book, the movie was stupid. Well researc...
  • C.T. Phipps
    May 01, 2018
    Well, more like 4 1/2 stars but I'm being generous because this is my favorite of Tom Clancy's novels. I'm not a big fan of "Dad Fiction" in general but it's hard to deny the influence of the father of technothrillers in the modern day. He's a guy who also was a master of marketing and...
  • Adam Light
    Nov 18, 2013
    I love this book. It was full of Clancy's trademark political and military knowledge. He certainly researched his books very well. I rated 4 stars because it was so steeped in tech language and jargon that it literally took me six months to read it. This one was a great thriller, thoug...
  • Nicole Chase
    Aug 26, 2014
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME I FINISHED IT. Next time, someone tell me to just watch the movie. For the Pop Sugar Challenge, this was "a book you started but never finished." ...
  • Jim C
    Feb 03, 2015
    This book is part of the Jack Ryan series but it can be read as a stand alone. A rape and murder is committed on a boat that is in the open seas. It is discovered and puts into motion a series of events that will find the United States initiating a strike against the drug cartel who is...
  • Igor Ljubuncic
    Apr 01, 2014
    Just re-watched the movie last night, and I thought about the book. While Han Solo did pull off quite a few of Clancy's movies with great flair back in the early 90s, Clear and Present Danger notwithstanding, the book is still better. Mostly because it portrays Clark and Chavez in a mo...
  • Rob
    Sep 24, 2017
    Executive Summary: I've been so-so on the first few Tom Clancy books I've read, but this one I really enjoyed. Audiobook: Michael Prichard does a pretty good job with this one. It's been a few weeks since I listened now, I think he did a few voices at times, but mostly read it with ...
  • David Lucero
    May 12, 2018
    I read this book after I saw the movie with Harrison Ford. The President of the United States finds himself between a rock and a hard place. A prominent businessman and his family connected to him have been found murdered. Turns out they are victims of the drug cartels. With things ...
  • Corey
    Feb 08, 2013
    Another good Clancy read, I would probably put this one right up there with Hunt for Red October, another page turner. I own the movie Clear and Present Danger which once again stars Harrison Ford as Ryan, and Willem Dafoe portrays John Clark. The movie was good but once again the book...
  • Thomas Strömquist
    Mar 26, 2015
    A Jack Ryan in which we see quite little of Jack Ryan. It's about the US war on Colombian drugs and it's quite long. And honestly, that's about all I can remember about this particular one. Because this was one that I did not re-read and I'm guessing that also says something. As a reco...
  • Erth
    Oct 11, 2014
    now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions fel...
  • ~☆~Autumn♥♥
    Jan 05, 2019
    My uncle gave me this book and I owned it for years but finally gave it away. I would give it 5 stars but I don't like Tom Clancy. ...
  • Asghar Abbas
    Apr 29, 2016
    Oh, I love this one! The movie too was fanfuckingtastic . ...
  • Jon Frankel
    Feb 07, 2018
    For Fear of Sounding like an Idiot! Well, I am in fear of it when I come to praise Tom Clancy?s book A Clear and Present Danger. I only read this door-stop (656 pages!!!!) because my son, an avid gamer, gave it to me for Christmas. I could have put it with all of the sweaters I have ...
  • Kestrel
    May 25, 2015
    If you've never read Tom Clancy, this could be a difficult book to get into, as it was in my case. however, once past trying to remember what person fit with what name it became the greatest book i've read in my entire life. i've read it twice just to make sure. this book makes you fee...
  • Ryan
    Nov 30, 2015
    After reading a terrific book, The Hunt for Red October, I had to read another Tom Clancy book. My teacher suggested that I read Clear and Present Danger because I have seen all of the Jack Ryan movies, and she stated that the best one to read after seeing the movie (apparently the mov...
  • Jack Webb
    Jun 26, 2019
    Heck if a yarn This one has a bit of everything, from political shenanigans to spy stuff to military action. And along the way, Ryan finally meets John Clark. It's also a heck of a lot better than the movie. I know a lot of folk don't like Clancy's attention to detail. I do, havi...
  • Emily L
    Jan 29, 2019
    I'm not giving a rating since I didn't finish it. Quitting because it's a little inappropriate (well, it's a realistic military operation story, so what do you expect?) and it's sooooo long. Plus, I'm having trouble keeping track of all the plot lines. ...
  • David Darling
    Jun 17, 2019
    Jack Ryan does not disappoint in this epic thriller. I would highly recommend this, and I would almost list this novel as 'essential reading' for any Clancy fan. ...