Tom Clancy: Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood
(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016, 425 pages)
Tom Clancy: Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood is the next book in the Jack Ryan Jr. Novel series. Jack Ryan Jr. has been temporarily suspended from the intelligence group where he works called the Campus. Jack is trying to decide his future when suddenly someone attempts to kill him. Jack decides to strike out on his own to find his would-be killer and the motive for the assassination attempt. Jack’s investigation takes him to Europe. Jack picks up a couple of unlikely allies along the way.
I read mixed reviews about this book. I enjoyed it, but I had to just ignore any practical questions that I had about the plot. For example, Jack jets off to Europe to follow his would-be assassins. He is currently not working. He is footing the bill for the travel, hotels, food, weapons, and the expenses of one of his allies. Where is Jack getting the money? He must have a nice nest egg.
Tom Clancy: Duty and Honor was easier to follow than most of the novels that bear Tom Clancy’s name. Most of the novels involve juggling multiple plots and multiple characters. There didn’t seem to be as much juggling in the novel. I look forward to reading the next Jack Ryan Jr. Novel.