A GRIPPING THRILLER IN TOM CLANCY'S INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING JACK RYAN SERIES - INSPIRATION FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER AMAZON PRIME TELEVISION SERIES.
On a crowded tourist beach in Portugal, US operatives use a high-tech drone to watch a French arms dealer flirt with a beautiful woman.
But it's only when she leaves that they realise she has shot him dead.
In Iran, protests are growing against the oppressive regime, whipped up by a charismatic student. Most external observers are excited, but on the ground a spy of questionable loyalty senses something is badly amiss.
Meanwhile, with the United States reeling from a string of natural disasters, Russian troops and ships are massing on the borders of the Ukraine, bringing the two powers ever closer to war.
Across the globe a conspiracy is brewing, so darkly brilliant that no-one has yet joined the dots.
And the distracted President Ryan doesn't have much time to play catch-up.
Little does he know that he faces a madman with a plan more devastating than he could possibly imagine . . .
Praise for Tom Clancy:
'Constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times
'Heart-stopping action . . . entertaining and eminently topical' Washington Post
'A virtuoso display of page-turning talent' Sunday Express