Debt of Honor

Debt of Honor

Book - 1995
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Penguin Putnam
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.


Baker & Taylor
Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Jack Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order

Blackwell North Amer
Every novel by Tom Clancy has been "a jaw-tightener and a nail-biter of the first order," as the San Diego Union described Without Remorse. But Debt of Honor surpasses them all, with Jack Ryan facing his greatest challenge - against a peril that may become all too real.
In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war. . . .
The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new.
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 at his own private joke. Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world.
Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how. For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high. . . .

Baker
& Taylor

Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Jack Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order. 1,500,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1995, c1994
Edition: Berkley ed
ISBN: 9780399139543
0399139540
9780425147580
0425147584
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLANCY
Characteristics: 990 p. ; 18 cm

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BookReviewer2015 Nov 09, 2014

Clancy really stepped up the suspense in this one!

So many action packed events that tangle the most complicated weave of economics, politics, spying, and military hardware!

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pollyvirgil
Oct 28, 2014

I am 13 and this is my second favorite book, only behind rainbow six. It is easy to understand, and has a good plot that will make it nearly impossible to put the book down. A perfect read, I highly reccomend it.

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rahmmie
Aug 01, 2011

I liked the ending most of all, great twist at the end to top up a great book

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Keogh
Apr 13, 2011

A novel that often wanders, with a difficult subject to get interested in (an economic attack, wow, that'll keep us awake). Clancy gives in to his tendency to go on and on about technology quite a lot, but the finishing chapters of the book really impress.

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