A struggle for power rumbles at the highest levels of the Central Committee of the People's Republic of China in Beijing.
A growing threat from China leaves US President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options in this continuation of internationally bestselling Tom Clancy series.
On the fringes of the Pacific Ocean, a catastrophic explosion destroys a Chinese container ship.
In Texas a solitary Highway Patrol trooper stops on a deserted road to find a young Hispanic girl with no identity, a murky history and information to kill for.
In the White House, President Jack Ryan faces his toughest negotiation yet.
Amid a web of coincidences and connections, it soon becomes clear a series of incidents around the world are connected. And at the centre of the web is a threat as dangerous as anything Jack Ryan has faced before . . .
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“Heart-stopping action . . . entertaining and eminently topical”
“Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict”
“A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex”
“A virtuoso display of page-turning talent”