Friends this is my review of the book Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy, which I read recently. The observant will have noticed that I have, produced quite a few reviews in the last few weeks. In fact I have been playing catch up with them, as I was without a computer for a couple of weeks.
During that time I read several books but could not write about them. Since then I have been trying to get up to date, and this book is the last one from the backlog.
Debt of Honor came out nearly twenty years ago, and I originally read it back then. Rereading it recently was really enjoyable. It is a story that continues the saga of Jack Ryan and how he as National Security advisor can save America..
A fatal auto accident in the U.S., caused by faulty gas tanks in two Japanese cars, leads to the breakdown of U.S.-Japanese trade agreements .On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction. In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises. At the headquarters of America's major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles as he starts a world wide banking crisis. Four seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world.
I found the book quite thought provoking as things, that had been written about as fiction, then became reality around ten years later, during the banking crisis. Fortunately in the real world things did not continue to progress as they did in the work of fiction.
At over a 1000 pages it is a large book, but a real page turner and certainly one of Tom Clancy's better books. It has some good twists and turns, mixed in with suspense and action.
This was book 45 week 33 fiction 41 (11 on audio) non fiction 4
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