Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. What he finds shocks them both.
Mike Maden shows once again why he was such a brilliant choice to continue this franchise ... full of technical details and executed exactly the way Ryan’s creator would have written it, to the heart-pounding final act, Maden puts on one heck of a show. longtime Clancy fans will appreciate Maden’s efforts to stay true to the universe and characters Tom Clancy created, while also putting his own stamp on the series.
Maden’s second Jack Ryan Jr. novel in the Clancy franchise struggles to give a coherent picture of the politics of that troubled region... Characters repeatedly fall back on some variation of the phrase “It’s confusing,” and it’s doubtful that even Clancy himself could have explained it any better than Maden ... Only a nostalgic love of these aging characters will induce readers to plow through the formulaic plot to the unsurprising ending.