Tom Clancy Point of Contact - Mike Maden

Tom Clancy Point of Contact

By Mike Maden

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 232 Ratings

Description

In the latest electrifying adventure in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you.

Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company—quickly. He turns to his old friend Gerry Hendley for help. Hendley Associates is one of the best financial analysis firms in the country and the cover for The Campus, a top-secret American intelligence agency.  Rhodes asks for two specific analysts, Jack Ryan Jr., and Paul Brown, a mild-mannered forensic accountant.

Both Ryan and Brown initially resist, for different reasons. On the long flight over, Ryan worries he’s being sidelined from the next Campus operation in America’s war on terror. Brown—who was never very good with people—only worries about the numbers, and finding a good cup of tea.

Brown has no idea Jack works for The Campus but the awkward accountant is hiding secrets of his own. Rhodes has tasked him with uploading a cyberwarfare program into the highly secure Dalfan Technologies mainframe on behalf of the CIA.

On the verge of mission success, Brown discovers a game within the game, and the people who now want to kill him are as deadly as the cyclone bearing down on the island nation.  Together Ryan and Brown race to escape both the murderous storm and a team of trained assassins in order to prevent a global catastrophe, even at the cost of their own lives.

Reviews

  • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

    4
    By JPB 9871
    A pretty good read. Not as well done as some of Clancy's own books(but certainly as good as some of Clancy's later works).
  • Too violent and far-fetched for a "Tom Clancy" novel

    2
    By David Pastalaniec
    I have read almost all the novels written by other writers in Clancy's universe. This is the first one to significantly miss the mark. 2/3 of the way through I felt cheated of my time and money. The plot twists are too far-fetched and disconnected to make sense. The actions of Jack Ryan Jr. we're too violent and conscious free for the situation.
  • What just happened?

    1
    By PaWMoTo
    I am a long time fan and am shocked by the poor quality of this book. In truth I am even more saddened by the closing pages of the book which seem only present as a mechanism to stir my emotional ties to the deep history that Clancy developed.
  • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

    5
    By Pd1956
    I was pleasantly surprised at what a great read this was. Mike Maden did a terrific job paying homage to the Clancy franchise while creating new characters. Interesting dive into the world of forensic accounting and cyber crime without getting lost in the weeds. All in all a very satisfying novel.
  • Point of contact

    5
    By Wccguy
    Excellent book. Author writes a story that befits Tom Clancy himself, maybe better.
  • Not true to Tom Clancy

    2
    By AjrVA7
    I am grateful other authors are trying to carry on the storyline, but Mike Maden missed the mark. I typically have a hard time putting down a Tom Clancy book, but I struggled to get through Point of Contact. The dialogue between characters was painful, and almost juvenile. Even the characters' inner dialogue was cheesy. Luckily, the plot was strong enough to get me to the end of the book.
  • Quick entertaining read, lacks body

    4
    By Bejjim
    Can't complain too much. A good quick read. Oh how I miss the 1,000 page intricate plot twists of the original Clancy novels.
  • Stop please, I'm begging you

    1
    By DDMEJames
    It's all about the money - that's the only conclusion I can make as to why the owners of the Tom Clancy marketing machine keep pushing this drivel on us. Let the man rest - his legacy was amazing, but this ongoing use of characters that were best retired when Mr. Clancy passed continues to tarnish and smear a great author's name.
  • Typical and excellent.

    5
    By lago/mike
    Couldn't put it down. I get lack of sleep every time I read his books.
  • Point of Contact

    5
    By Twokom2
    Enjoyed the book. Fun guy reading