A missing Chinese scientist, unexplained noises emanating from under the Arctic ice, and a possible mole in American intelligence are just some of the problems that plague President Jack Ryan in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Aboard an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean a sonar operator hears an unusual noise coming from the ocean floor. She can't isolate it and chalks the event up to an anomaly in a newly installed system.
Meanwhile, operatives with the Chinese Ministry of State Security are dealing with their own mystery--the disappearance of brilliant but eccentric scientist, Liu Wangshu. They're desperate to keep his crucial knowledge of aerospace and naval technology out of their rivals' hands.
Finding Liu is too great an opportunity for any intelligence service to pass up, but there's one more problem. A high-level Chinese mole, codenamed Surveyor, has managed to infiltrate American Intelligence. President Jack Ryan has only one choice: send John Clark and his Campus team deep into China to find an old graduate student of the professor's who may hold the key to his whereabouts. It's a dangerous gamble, but with John Clark holding the cards, Jack Ryan is all in.
I enjoy Marc Cameron’s interpretation of Clancy,min this book he does capture a good deal of that spirit. Typical of Clancy’s style the story has a good “hook” and it is complex. I was taken by the relationship that developed between John Clark and Hala the child, it was however a disappointment that it seemed to go nowhere. Lots of action but Cameron appears to write with a limit on the pages to fill, Clancy’s books were long but no loose ends. I still prefer Cameron’s Jack Ryan series including the Campus to the Jack Ryan Jr books.45
Liked the story55
Fast paced action.55
Grateful for another Jack Ryan and Jr story. I don’t stay up reading all night like I did for some of Clancy originals but that’s because I’m older and not because Shadow was any less thrilling. Can’t wait for another. Thank you Marc.55
Story line is getting a bit old.35
I thought Clancy passed. This book is so much like Clancy’s style it’s like he never left us. Tech details like Tom would have liked.55
The very worst of the series. You won't recognize the cast of characters.15
Good book! One of the better Ryan books in a while55
The conclusion made it worth it.35
An OK effort on the part of Cameron but certainly not a stay up all night page turner.35