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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780718179229
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $19.99

Command Authority


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A brand new Jack Ryan paperback following hot on the heels of a successful movie reboot . . .

Can Jack Ryan Jr finish what his father started?

Thirty years ago - before The Hunt for Red October - a young CIA analyst called Jack Ryan is sent on a mission to investigate the death of an operative looking into suspicious activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovers deceit, cover up and a ruthless KGB assassin, code-named Zenith . . .

In the present, Russian President Valeri Volodin orders the invasion of another country as operative Jack Ryan Jr investigates Volodin's murky rise to power. When an old friend is poisoned Ryan Jr follows the trail to Russia and uncovers the origins of an international conflict thirty years in the making - and the terrible truth behind Zenith . . .

  • Pub date: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780718179229
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Tom Clancy

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn.' From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.


Praise for Command Authority

“A virtuoso display of page-turning talent”

Sunday Express

“A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex explosive”

Daily Mail


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