TOM CLANCY’S DUTY and HONOUR, actually, rightfully keeping the Clancy flag flying.
Grant Blackwood turns out to be an acceptable successor to TOM CLANCY with his Jack Ryan Series.
He would have to be as accomplished a dealer in modern warfare, as well travelled and colloquial, and as exciting a writer. I think he manages pretty well and doubtless will slide slowly into his own groove in time.
The story features Jack Ryan Jr., son of Jack Ryan, now President of the USA, Tom Clancy’s protagonist for so many thrilling novels to date. Jack Junior is a Special Forces trained agent currently suspended from active service, who finds himself the target of assassins where the story kicks immediately into high gear and nail biting suspense.
Refusing to invoke his father’s power of protection and the forces at the President’s disposal, Jack sets out to find out who wants him dead and why. On the trail of clues left by a thwarted assassin, he saves the life of a journalist who has been following a trail of his own, putting himself in danger. With resources from both sides, the two men invoke the wrath of powerful men who need to bury them both.
A great read, worthy of the Tom Clancy name.
Keep ‘em coming, Mr Blackwood!
A Penguin-Michael Joseph imprint, Duty and Honour was sent to BOOK POSTMORTEM by Penguin Random House, South Africa.