Tom Clancy Point of Contact - Mike Maden

Tom Clancy Point of Contact

By Mike Maden

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 167 Ratings)
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  • 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.


    • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

      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

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

      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

      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

      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.

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

      By Twokom2
      Enjoyed the book. Fun guy reading
    • Weak execution

      By Economan1
      Tries hard but fails to reach the minimum standards for a Clancy novel.
    • So so

      By ericandi
      Not up to par with previous Tom Clancy Jack Ryan Junior books written by the previous authors writing for Clancy. Plenty of suspense but not enough action until the final dozen or so chapters.
    • No point.........reading this book.

      By Jbone1924
      The only positive I can walk away with after reading this is knowing I did not pay full price for a hard cover. I expect to see this on sale at The Dollar Store before the summer ends. This is an insult to Tom Clancy's legacy. I am deeply disappointed Penguin Random House would allow this affront to Clancy fans be published. If this the lack of effort we can expect going forward with the Jack Ryan/The Campus universe then by all means please burn it all down and put these characters out of their misery,