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Executive Orders

by Tom Clancy

Penguin Publishing Group | August 1, 1997 | Mass Market Paperbound

Executive Orders is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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."

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1376 pages, 6.88 × 4.13 × 1.93 in

Published: August 1, 1997

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425158632

ISBN - 13: 9780425158630

Found in: Espionage

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quintessential Clancy Tom Clancy has done it again. For those of you who are familiar with the Tom Clancy genre: you'll be pleased with this masterpiece. If you're not familiar with his genre/storyline, this may not be the book to start with, however it is a terrific read by itself.
Date published: 2000-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clancy's best It seems Clancy just gets better with each book. Jack Ryan becomes even more believeable in this conclusion to Debt of Honour as he shows more of a human side and less of the superhero style. Tom manages to weave many (many) plotlines throughout the book but ties them all up beautifully at the end. Read Debt of Honour first then Executive Orders.
Date published: 2000-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The ultimate Clancy Executive Orders by Tom Clancy is the epitome of all political intrigue/spy-action novels, be it with its unrelenting suspense, accurate and realistic depictions of modern military operations, or well-written prose, both simple and elegant. A definite must read for any fan of the genre or of the author.
Date published: 2000-07-01

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Executive Orders

Executive Orders

by Tom Clancy

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1376 pages, 6.88 × 4.13 × 1.93 in

Published: August 1, 1997

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425158632

ISBN - 13: 9780425158630

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Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageDedicationAcknowledgements Chapter 1 - STARTING NOWChapter 2 - PRE-DAWNChapter 3 - SCRUTINYChapter 4 - OJTChapter 5 - ARRANGEMENTSChapter 6 - EVALUATIONChapter 7 - PUBLIC IMAGEChapter 8 - CHANGE OF COMMANDChapter 9 - DISTANT HOWLSChapter 10 - POLITICSChapter 11 - MONKEYSChapter 12 - PRESENTATIONChapter 13 - TO THE MANNER BORNChapter 14 - BLOOD IN THE WATERChapter 15 - DELIVERIESChapter 16 - THE IRAQI TRANSFERChapter 17 - THE REVIVALChapter 18 - LAST PLANE OUTChapter 19 - RECIPESChapter 20 - NEW ADMINISTRATIONSChapter 21 - RELATIONSHIPSChapter 22 - TIME ZONESChapter 23 - EXPERIMENTSChapter 24 - ON THE FLYChapter 25 - BLOOMSChapter 26 - WEEDSChapter 27 - RESULTSChapter 28 - . . . BUT A WHIMPERChapter 29 - FULL COURTChapter 30 - PRESSChapter 31 - RIPPLES AND WAVESChapter 32 - RERUNSChapter 33 - REBOUNDSChapter 34 - WWW.TERROR.ORGChapter 35 - OPERATIONAL CONCEPTChapter 36 - TRAVELERSChapter 37 - DISCHARGESChapter 38 - GRACE PERIODChapter 39 - FACE TIMEChapter 40 - OPENINGSChapter 41 - HYENASChapter 42 - PREDATOR/PREYChapter 43 - RETREATChapter 44 - INCUBATIONChapter 45 - CONFIRMATIONChapter 46 - OUTBREAKChapter 47 - INDEX CASEChapter 48 - HEMORRHAGEChapter 49 - REACTION TIMEChapter 50 - SPECIAL REPORTChapter 51 - INVESTIGATIONSChapter 52 - SOMETHING OF VALUEChapter 53 - SNIEChapter 54 - FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORSChapter 55 - COMMENCEMENTChapter 56 - DEPLOYMENTChapter 57 - NIGHT PASSAGEChapter 58 - THE LIGHT OF DAYC
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From the Publisher

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."

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

"Debt of Honor" ended with Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever--a joint session of congress destroyed, the president dead. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice President, is now told that he is the president--President John Patrick Ryan. Now suddenly, an incalculable weight has fallen on Jack Ryan's shoulders

Editorial Reviews

"Undoubtedly Clancy's best yet." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Clancy, the longtime top gun of the military thriller, has taken a major step toward becoming something even better: a top-notch novelist for anyone who loves a powerful story...What sets this book apart is that for the first time, Clancy has gotten inside Jack Ryan's head, finally letting us see the real person behind the super-action hero." —Boston Globe "A wild ride...Clancy's storytelling gifts are unmatched in the political/military thriller genre. Executive Orders has everything the Tom Clancy lover needs: An unholy pantheon of foreign heads of state, bomber militia men, sleeper assassins, kidnapping terrorists, good men gone bad and bad men gone worse." —San Francisco Chronicle "[Clancy's] in top form. Executive Orders is more complex, more thoughtful, more exciting than anything he's written before." —Detroit News "There is no doubting the wizardry of his craft...he is the honest-to-God creator of an exciting genre and a consistent pro
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