When the severely injured leader of North Korea activates an army of sleeper agents in South Korea, Jack Ryan, Jr., finds his benign trip in Seoul taking a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea’s capital. - (Baker & Taylor)
"Jack Ryan, Jr. is the one man who can prevent a second Korean War in the latest thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series"-- - (Baker & Taylor)
Jack Ryan, Jr. is the one man who can prevent a second Korean War in the latest thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a “dead-man’s switch,” activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession.
Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to interview a potential addition to the Campus. But his benign trip takes a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea’s capital. A mysterious voice from North Korea offers Jack a way to stop the peninsula’s rush to war, but her price may be more than he can afford to pay. - (Penguin Putnam)
Publishers Weekly Reviews
The prologue of the rousing ninth Jack Ryan Jr. novel, bestseller Bentley's second contribution to the Clancy franchise (after 2021's Target Acquired), reveals that North Korea's Supreme Leader, Choi Ha-guk, has been badly injured while observing the test of a Russian prototype nuclear missile at a North Korean test facility, where a North Korean Politburo member sees the Supreme Leader's incapacity as "the opportunity of a lifetime." Meanwhile, in Seoul, Campus operations officer Jack and his fellow Campus member and potential girlfriend, Lisanne Robertson, plan to interview a PhD student for a job, but Jack gets caught in a violent protest. Also in Seoul are two Green Beret snipers who are swept up in a random gunfight with who they think are members of the Korean National Police. Bentley expertly knits all these threads into an intricate plot in which all the good guys come together to try to thwart a dastardly North Korean scheme. Readers will find all the operational and technical details they've come to expect from a Tom Clancy book. There's more than enough deadly action to satisfy any military adventure fan. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Agency. (June)
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