Executive Orders

Executive Orders

Book - 1997
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The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.

I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for this job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go?

Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever; a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President.

President John Patrick Ryan.

And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as a caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral--all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States--some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so big even he cannot imagine it.

Tom Clancy has written remarkable novels before, but nothing comparable to the timeliness and drama of Executive Orders . Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch : "This man can tell a story."
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1997
ISBN: 9780425158630
Branch Call Number: CLA
Characteristics: 1358 p. ;,18 cm


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Mar 30, 2017

Cautionary wish fulfillment book seemed almost quaint today.
Could today's leaders handle scenario?

Feb 21, 2017

I am reading through the Jack Ryan series in order. So far, this is the best one yet. Lots of plot twists.

BookReviewer2015 Nov 08, 2014

A massive tome but Tom Clancy's best novel! Make sure you read Debt of Honour first, as it is a direct continuation of that novel.

My first choice for a film adaptation of any of the Clancy novels.

Aug 11, 2011

One of my favourite books by Clancy

Apr 13, 2011

A nightmare scenario faces Jack Ryan, new president of the United States. The plot mixes together a truly despicable Iranian ayatollah (not surprisingly, similar to the real ones), the Ebola virus, and a high stakes war, with a powerful concluding chapter.

Dec 20, 2009

Cracking great story!!!

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