Patriot Games (A Jack Ryan Novel)

By Tom Clancy

From Tom Clancy, the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the Jack Ryan novels--including his most modern blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping tale of the Ryan kinfolk lower than hearth. In an explosive wave of violence, an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA is looking one guy for his act of salvation in an tried assassination. And now Jack Ryan needs to pay…with his lifestyles.

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Semper fi! ” echoed a would-be Marine. Ryan held up his arms. He was once nonetheless being used to the belief of getting his left arm again. The shoulder ached now that he used to be fairly utilizing it, however the doctor at Hopkins had advised him that the stiffness might progressively fade away, and the internet impairment to his left shoulder will be below 5 percentage. “Thank you, humans, yet you continue to need to take the examination subsequent week! ” there has been common laughter because the young ones filed out of the room to their subsequent classification. This was once Ryan’s final for the day. He collected up his books and notes and trailed out of the room for the stroll uphill to his place of work in Leahy corridor. there has been snow at the flooring this frigid January day. Jack needed to wait for patches of ice at the brick sidewalk. round him the campus of the Naval Academy used to be a stunning position. The gigantic quadrangle bordered through the chapel to the south, Bancroft corridor to the east, and school room structures at the different facets, was once a glistening white blanket with pathways shoveled from one position to a different. The kids—Ryan considered them as kids—marched approximately as they consistently did, a bit too earnest and critical for Jack’s liking. They kept their smiles for areas the place no outsiders may well detect. every one of them had his (or her) sneakers spit-shined, they usually moved approximately with directly backs, books tucked below the left arm in order to not intrude with saluting. there has been loads of that the following. on the best of the hill, at Gate #3, a Marine lance corporal stood with the “Jimmy Legs” civilian protect. a standard day on the workplace, Jack advised himself. It was once a superb position to paintings. The mids have been simply the equivalent of the scholars of any university within the state, consistently prepared with questions, and, when you earned their belief, able to a few incredible horseplay. This was once whatever a customer to the Academy may well by no means suspect, so critical used to be the youngsters’ public demeanor. Jack acquired into the steam-heated heat of Leahy corridor and bounded up the stairs to his workplace, giggling to himself on the absurd award that dangled from his shoulder. He discovered Robby sitting contrary his table. “What within the hell is that? ” the pilot inquired. Jack defined as he set his books down. Robby begun guffawing. “It’s great to determine the youngsters can unwind a bit, even in examination season. So what’s new with you? ” Jack requested his pal. “Well, I’m a Tomcat motive force again,” Robby introduced. “Four hours over the weekend. Oh, guy! Jack, I’m telling you, I had that child chatting with me. Took her offshore, had her as much as mach one-point-four, did a midair refueling, then I got here again for a few simulated service landings, and—it was once solid, Jack,” the pilot concluded. “Two extra months and I’ll be again the place I belong. ” “That lengthy, Rob? ” “Flying this poultry isn't really speculated to be effortless or they wouldn’t desire humans of my quality to do it,” Jackson defined heavily. “It needs to be tough to be so humble. ” earlier than Robby may possibly reply, there got here a knock at the opened door and a guy caught his head in. “Doctor Ryan? ” “That’s correct. subscribe to us. ” “I’m invoice Shaw, FBI. ” The customer got here all of the approach in and held up his identity card.

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