Patriot Games (A Jack Ryan Novel)

By Tom Clancy

From Tom Clancy, the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the Jack Ryan novels--including his most up-to-date blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping tale of the Ryan relations lower than fireplace. In an explosive wave of violence, an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA is searching one guy for his act of salvation in an tried assassination. And now Jack Ryan needs to pay…with his existence.

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How do you're thinking that we must always deal with the matter, health care provider Ryan? ” “People were asking me that question for 3 weeks, Mr. Watkins. How the hell should still i do know? ” “Still searching for principles, Geoff? ” Holmes requested. “The correct inspiration is available somewhere,” Watkins stated, holding his eyes on Ryan. “I don’t have it,” Jack acknowledged. “And no matter if anyone did, how may you recognize? I educate heritage, have in mind, I don’t make it. ” “Just a historical past instructor, and those chaps descend on you? ” “We desired to see if he rather works for CIA, because the papers say,” Charleston spoke back. Jack took the sign from that. Watkins wasn’t cleared for every thing, and was once to not find out about his earlier organization with the Agency—not that he couldn’t draw his personal conclusions, Ryan reminded himself. Regardless, principles have been ideas. That’s why I became Greer’s supply down, Jack remembered. All these fool ideas. You can’t check with anyone approximately this or that, no longer even for your spouse. safeguard. safety. safety . . . Crap! certain, a few issues need to remain mystery, but when not anyone will get to work out them, how is someone purported to utilize them—and what strong is a mystery you can’t use? “You be aware of, it’ll be great to come back to Annapolis. not less than the mids think I’m a instructor! ” “Quite,” Watkins famous. And the top of SIS is looking you for an opinion on Trafalgar. What precisely are you, Ryan? After leaving army carrier in 1972 and becoming a member of the international place of work, Watkins had frequently performed the international provider officer’s embassy video game: Who’s the spook? He was once getting combined indications from Ryan, and this made the sport the entire extra attention-grabbing. Watkins enjoyed video games. every kind. “How do you retain your self busy now, Geoff? ” Holmes requested. “You suggest, apart from the twelve-hour days? I do be capable of learn the occasional e-book. I simply all started dealing with Moll Flanders back. ” “Really? ” Holmes requested. “I simply begun Robinson Crusoe a couple of days in the past. One definite means of having one’s brain off the realm is to come to the classics. ” “Do you learn the classics, surgeon Ryan? ” Watkins requested. “Used to. Jesuit schooling, be mindful? They don’t allow you to keep away from the previous stuff. ” Is Moll Flanders a vintage? Jack puzzled. It’s now not in Latin or Greek, and it’s now not Shakespeare. . . . “ ‘Old stuff. ’ What a negative angle! ” Watkins laughed. “Did you ever try and learn Virgil within the unique? ” Ryan requested. “Arma virumque cano, trojae qui primus ab oris . . . ? ” “Geoff and that i attended Winchester together,” Holmes defined. “Contiquere omnes, intenteque ora tenebant. . . . ” either public institution graduates had a superb laugh. “Hey, I acquired sturdy marks in Latin, I simply don’t keep in mind any of it,” Ryan stated defensively. “Another colonial philistine,” Watkins saw. Ryan made up our minds that he didn’t like Mr. Watkins. The foreign-service officer used to be intentionally hitting him to get reactions, and Ryan had lengthy on account that bored with this online game. Ryan was once proud of what he was once, and didn’t desire a bunch of novice pshrinks, as he known as them, to outline his character for him. “Sorry. the place I dwell now we have just a little assorted priorities. ” “Of course,” Watkins answered.

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