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The teeth of the tiger, Tom Clancy

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The teeth of the tiger
Title
The teeth of the tiger
Statement of responsibility
Tom Clancy
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Language
eng
Summary
When a terrorist leader and a drug warlord form a dangerous alliance, three new Hendley Associates agents--FBI agent Dominic Caruso, his Marine captain brother Brian, and their cousin, Jack Ryan, Jr.--encounter unexpected dangers
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Review
While last year's Clancy novel, Red Rabbit , hit #1 first week out, sales reportedly were down from previous books, as were the thumbs of critics, who found the book slow, talky and lacking in action. In an effort to repair the damage as well as to revitalize his long-running Jack Ryan series, Clancy has scrapped his usual one-novel-every-two-years cycle to deliver a shorter, swifter tale featuring not Ryan but Ryan's son, also known as Jack, as well as two of young Jack's cousins, fraternal twins Dominic and Brian Caruso, the former an FBI agent, the latter a Marine. All three are recruited to a privately funded vigilante organization, Hendley Associates, that aims to strike at America's enemies—particularly, terrorists—when the Feds can't or won't. The narrative divides into two parts. The first concerns the training of the three, with young Ryan basically pushing his way into the organization while Dominic is signed on after taking the law into his own hands by shooting a child killer, and Brian after demonstrating smarts during combat in Afghanistan. Their grapplings with the moral and logistical demands of their new jobs alternate with a villains' plot, as Islamic terrorists cut a deal with Colombian drug smugglers, sneak into the U.S. and move toward their killing-field objectives, four shopping malls in mid-America. The plot strands tie up in a terrifically exciting sequence, the novel's highlight, as Dom and Brian, by chance shopping at one mall, take down four of the terrorists. But the terrorists kill scores of innocents, so the rest of the novel details American vengeance—the teeth of the tiger—as the twins fly to Europe, followed by Jack, to take out several of the terrorists' handlers. This isn't Clancy's strongest novel, but it's a big improvement over Red Rabbit . Geopolitical analysis and operational details overwhelm the few action sequences, perhaps to the chagrin of many Clancy fans, but the author knows this stuff like no one else and delivers it all in his inimitable clipped manner. Clancy's smart flag-waving and targeting of terrorists will please many, of course, and leaves plenty of room for sequels. Expect generally satisfied fans and huge sales. (On sale Aug. 11) --Staff (Reviewed August 11, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 32, p257)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119462
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clancy, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.L245
LC item number
T44 2003
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Jack Ryan
Series volume
12
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  • Ryan, Jack
  • Ryan, Jack
  • Ryan, Jack
  • Ryan, Jack
  • Terrorism
  • Children of presidents
  • Intelligence officers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Drug traffic
  • Fathers and sons
  • Children of presidents
  • Drug traffic
  • Fathers and sons
  • Intelligence officers
  • Terrorism
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The teeth of the tiger, Tom Clancy
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http://www.penguinputnam.com/static/packages/us/tomclancy/news.htmll
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rdacarrier
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Control code
ocm52424139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780399151361
Lccn
2003047125
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 9780399150791
  • 071831007995
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52424139
  • (Sirsi) a172072
Label
The teeth of the tiger, Tom Clancy
Link
http://www.penguinputnam.com/static/packages/us/tomclancy/news.htmll
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52424139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780399151361
Lccn
2003047125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780399150791
  • 071831007995
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52424139
  • (Sirsi) a172072

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