Tom Clancy Line of Sight
By Mike Maden
Jack Ryan Jr. finds that the scars of war can last a lifetime in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.
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.
The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans, the region of Europe where empires go to die. If Jack can't navigate the world of secret service agencies, special operators and local mafias to save Aida, Sarajevo will prove the be the fuse that lights the next world war.
Line of sight5By maine 17Non-stop action and intrigue. Complex plot twists and complicated characters. A great read.
Interesting history but Maden pans to middle age men2By BDBLYNHis Jack Jr. character is supposed to be young but has the internal sentiments of a man who’s sperm count doesn’t match his unrealistic sense of his sexual vitality... that said I enjoyed the balkans history and food reviews. More of this and less of the BS... The other characters left something to be desired - development was pretty poor - bad guys not very believable or particularly frightening. The idea that idiot cousin could successfully shoot down an airliner was a real eye roller - even in the “anything’s possible” world of fiction. The Turkish angle could have been better developed given historical context and current affairs. I found it odd that the Russians, as a side plot, far more terrifying... not exactly what you would want here... I get that they were a plot decoy but maybe should have toned them down slightly.
Point of contact4By rjdmdClancy character but not Clancy. Still a great read.
Line of Sight1By GPSDOPlot development was painfully slow with only snippets of Tom Clancy-like action. Character development was ragged. Overall, a poor read relative to other efforts in the Clancy-Ryan genre by this author.
Line of sight5By WccguyGreat book. Well done in the Clancy tradition
Not so great...3By AAPL FreakAs a Clancy fan, this was a major disappointment. Extremely slow. Way too much focus on the history and environment; hey Maden, we get it, you traveled to Bosnia and liked it. But seriously it was overkill and lost me. Also, whoever edited this book should be questioned. How many times did he write “iWatch”?! Seriously?! It’s 2018 and the “Apple Watch” has been out for years! One time I can understand, but throughout the book was embarrassing. Overall, I have read Maden’s other Ryan book and was also disappointed. I wish they would find another author. So far Mark Greaney is by far the best shadow author.
TD Global4By TdglobalconsultingOverall the story line took to long to develop. If I wanted s history book, I would go back to graduate school!
Not Clancy1By IcemanTXNot even close.
Tom Clancy has been dead for 5 years1By mjg45123Don’t bother
Tom Clancy Line of Sight1By LJF TNDisappointing