The Sum of All Fears

The Sum of All Fears

Book - 1992
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Penguin Putnam
The search for a stolen nuclear weapon on American soil sends Jack Ryan on a dangerous mission with global consequences in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East, as Jack Ryan, Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: a nuclear weapon hidden somewhere in the United States.

With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution—before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world.

Baker & Taylor
When his proposal for a ground-breaking Middle Eastern peace plan falls through, with the world on the edge of a nuclear crisis, Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan calls on FBI head Dan Murray to help him avert an all-out disaster. Reissue.

& Taylor

One terrible act plunges the world into an instant nuclear crisis, and with the American president accused of incompetence, Jack Ryan calls on FBI head Dan Murray to help him avert disaster.

Publisher: 1992
ISBN: 9780425184226
Characteristics: 798 pages ; cm


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May 17, 2018

Some extremist Muslims find the makings of a bomb in a field near Israel and ship it to the U.S. There in Denver they put it together and take it to a major ball game to blow it up. This is a concentrated story with a lot of side stories and interpersonal relationships.
One side story. Jack Ryan is now 2nd highest in the C.I.A. Liz Elliot, the National Security Adviser, is jealous of Jack’s influence and tries to smear his honor, almost breaking up his marriage. When Cathy, Jack’s wife, finds out who is behind this she fights back. At a party Cathy sees Liz talking to some Newspaper people. Cathy walks over and calls Liz’s morals into question with innuendos and speculation. Cathy then takes Jack on a mini honeymoon. That was hilarious!

Mar 12, 2013

Book was OK. The major problem with it is that th book was too detailed with technical details. For example, all of the detail depicted in the assembling of the bomb was too much. It made the book longer than necessary and very difficult to read at times. I rated this for 16 and older because it was a difficult read at times. It took me a while to read it due to the technical aspects put into a lot of the book and I lost interest for a week at a time. There were some times that sucked you in, especially the last 15% of the book.

Mar 14, 2012

This terrific novel although 20 years old is a great commentary on what could happen in a world that is epitomized by the partisanship, personal ambition of individuals and the total lack of coordination and/or cooperation of various bureaucracies within current and recent governments both here and abroad.

Apr 13, 2011

Another of Clancy's worst case scenarios plays out; the book is a bit too long and ponderous, and Clancy once again is way too enthusiastic about technology.

Feb 18, 2011

The Sum of All Fears
by Tom Clancy c - 1992


Very Good Read



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Mar 12, 2013

Violence: There are some battles that break out between Russia and the USA over this.

Mar 12, 2013

Coarse Language: No f-bombs, but there is swearing that goes on in the heat of the moment several times.

Mar 12, 2013

Sexual Content: Jack Ryan and his wife attempt to make love once and succeed another time.

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Mar 12, 2013

DirtyHarry55 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Mar 12, 2013

Jack Ryan brings peace in the Middle East! However, a Muslim terrorist group finds an undetonated Israeli nuclear warhead. Irate that the US has brought peace between Israel and the Muslim nation, the terrorist group devises a plan to use it aginst the US and start a war between the US and Russia or the Muslim nation. The world is teetering on nuclear war. Can Jack Ryan once again save the day!?!


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