I can only image how much research goes into creating a story that includes governmental intrigue, political pressures, bureaucratic input, military procedures, weapons systems, and so on. I sincerely appreciate all the effort that it takes.
I’ve not read any of the other books in this series, but I quite enjoyed Clancy’s taking me on this espionage/spy thriller adventure. There are so many parallels in the story to things in the headlines (or perhaps hidden in the interior pages) on a daily basis. The story really made me think about those entrusted with keeping us safe—their history, ideology, integrity—or lack thereof, experience—or lack thereof, qualifications—or lack thereof, and so on, and so on. . . . So, in the end, while I don’t generally tend toward horror stories, this one had a way of dishing up a bit of that as well.