Tom Clancy Point of Contact - Mike Maden

Tom Clancy Point of Contact

By Mike Maden

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 307 Ratings)

Description

In the latest electrifying adventure in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you.

Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company—quickly. He turns to his old friend Gerry Hendley for help. Hendley Associates is one of the best financial analysis firms in the country and the cover for The Campus, a top-secret American intelligence agency.  Rhodes asks for two specific analysts, Jack Ryan Jr., and Paul Brown, a mild-mannered forensic accountant.

Both Ryan and Brown initially resist, for different reasons. On the long flight over, Ryan worries he’s being sidelined from the next Campus operation in America’s war on terror. Brown—who was never very good with people—only worries about the numbers, and finding a good cup of tea.

Brown has no idea Jack works for The Campus but the awkward accountant is hiding secrets of his own. Rhodes has tasked him with uploading a cyberwarfare program into the highly secure Dalfan Technologies mainframe on behalf of the CIA.

On the verge of mission success, Brown discovers a game within the game, and the people who now want to kill him are as deadly as the cyclone bearing down on the island nation.  Together Ryan and Brown race to escape both the murderous storm and a team of trained assassins in order to prevent a global catastrophe, even at the cost of their own lives.

Reviews

  • How to ruin a character

    3
    By Wrlss911Pro
    I am about 2/3 of the way through this story. It started out strong, but it should be called “Jack Ryan Jr. Uses poor judgment - Again; This time in Singapore!” Instead of using all the terrific characters available to him, the author devolves Jack Junior’s character growth to date and just ruins the character. The choices that he has Jack Jr. make are so bad as to be implausible, particularly fo someone who is supposed to be a top tier operator. Disappointing is the word.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By News Guy 88
    I think we continue to buy these books because we long for the quality Tom Clancy brought us in the past. This book does not have that level of quality. The ending is very disjointed and fails to tie it all together. My first impression was that someone was up against a deadline and didn't have the time to allow for a properly constructed ending. As a result, the reader is left hanging and there is no smooth transition to completion. I literally had to go back to make sure I wasn't missing something....kind of like going from point "A" to point "G". Won't be buying these any more.
  • Not worth the read

    1
    By Wolfpack4900
    Always have been a fan of the Clancy series. This was the worst I've read. Got within 100 pages of the end and didn't, care about the ending and just stopped reading. Waste of money and time.
  • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

    4
    By JPB 9871
    A pretty good read. Not as well done as some of Clancy's own books(but certainly as good as some of Clancy's later works).
  • Too violent and far-fetched for a "Tom Clancy" novel

    2
    By David Pastalaniec
    I have read almost all the novels written by other writers in Clancy's universe. This is the first one to significantly miss the mark. 2/3 of the way through I felt cheated of my time and money. The plot twists are too far-fetched and disconnected to make sense. The actions of Jack Ryan Jr. we're too violent and conscious free for the situation.
  • What just happened?

    1
    By PaWMoTo
    I am a long time fan and am shocked by the poor quality of this book. In truth I am even more saddened by the closing pages of the book which seem only present as a mechanism to stir my emotional ties to the deep history that Clancy developed.
  • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

    5
    By Pd1956
    I was pleasantly surprised at what a great read this was. Mike Maden did a terrific job paying homage to the Clancy franchise while creating new characters. Interesting dive into the world of forensic accounting and cyber crime without getting lost in the weeds. All in all a very satisfying novel.
  • Point of contact

    5
    By Wccguy
    Excellent book. Author writes a story that befits Tom Clancy himself, maybe better.
  • Not true to Tom Clancy

    2
    By AjrVA7
    I am grateful other authors are trying to carry on the storyline, but Mike Maden missed the mark. I typically have a hard time putting down a Tom Clancy book, but I struggled to get through Point of Contact. The dialogue between characters was painful, and almost juvenile. Even the characters' inner dialogue was cheesy. Luckily, the plot was strong enough to get me to the end of the book.
  • Quick entertaining read, lacks body

    4
    By Bejjim
    Can't complain too much. A good quick read. Oh how I miss the 1,000 page intricate plot twists of the original Clancy novels.

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