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Debt of Honor

by Tom Clancy

Berkley | May 6, 2003 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Razio Yamata is one of Japan''s most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim''s economic powerhouse.

He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage.

Yamata''s motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion.

When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family''s car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action.

As Yamata''s plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There''s only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President''s National Security Advisor.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1008 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 1.57 in

Published: May 6, 2003

Publisher: Berkley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425147584

ISBN - 13: 9780425147580

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Debt of Honor

Debt of Honor

by Tom Clancy

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1008 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 1.57 in

Published: May 6, 2003

Publisher: Berkley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425147584

ISBN - 13: 9780425147580

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Prologue Sunset, Sunrise In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war. Only one of the participants knew what was really happening, and even that was a coincidence. The property settlement had been moved up on the calendar due to a death in the attorney''s family, and so the attorney was scheduled for a redeye flight, two hours from now, to Hawaii. It was Mr. Yamata''s first property closing on American soil. Though he owned many properties in the continental United States, the actual title transfer had always been handled by other attorneys, invariably American citizens, who had done precisely what they had been paid to do, generally with oversight by one of Mr. Yamata''s employees. But not this time. There were several reasons for it. One was that the purchase was personal and not corporate. Another was that it was close, only two hours by private jet from his home. Mr. Yamata had told the settlement attorney that the property would be used for a weekend getaway house. With the astronomical price of real estate in Tokyo, he could buy several hundred acres for the price of a modestly large penthouse apartment in his city of residence. The view from the house he planned to build on the promontory would be breathtaking, a vista of the blue Pacific, other islands of the Marianas Archipelago in the distance, air as clean as any on the face of the earth. For all those reasons Mr. Yamata had offered a princely fee, and done so with a charming smile. And for one reason mo
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Razio Yamata is one of Japan''s most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim''s economic powerhouse.

He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage.

Yamata''s motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion.

When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family''s car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action.

As Yamata''s plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There''s only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President''s National Security Advisor.

About the Author

Thomas L. Clancy, Jr., known to his multitudes of fans as Tom Clancy, was born in 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing military thrillers. Clancy's novels are highly successful, detailed techno-thrillers about espionage, the military and advanced technology. Clancy is so well liked by the military that he has been invited to visit military bases and tour ships. His first bestseller was Red Storm Rising, a fictional military account of a conventionally fought World War 3, published in 1986. His books Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were so popular they were adapted into major motion pictures. Some other bestsellers by Clancy are The Cardinal of the Kremlin, The Sum of All Fears, and Rainbow Six. Into the Storm: A Study In Command (1997) is part of a nonfiction series cowritten with retired U.S. Army General Fred Franks Jr., commander of the U.S. Army VII Corps, whose job was to defeat Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard during the 89-hour ground war in Desert Storm. Other nonfiction written by Clancy includes Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, and Airborne, which describe the workings of military units and their weapons, and Reality Check: What's Going on Out There? Tom Clancy lectures at the FBI, attends meetings at the CIA, and often dines at the White House. He is a member of the U.
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From Our Editors

Clancy takes a bold look at what our nation's leaders are calling "the new world order". A world at peace, where yesterday's enemies are tomorrow's allies. The players are National Security Advisor Jack Ryan and his CIA colleagues. The crisis is a chain of events in which the wages of peace are as complex and devastating as the wages of war

Editorial Reviews

Heart-stopping. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) [A] stunning conclusion. (USA Today)
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