Executive Orders - Tom Clancy

Executive Orders

By Tom Clancy

  • Release Date: 1996-07-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 479 Ratings


The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel. I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for this job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go? Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever; a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as a caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral--all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed. But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States--some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so big even he cannot imagine it. Tom Clancy has written remarkable novels before, but nothing comparable to the timeliness and drama of Executive Orders. Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the...


  • Executive Orders

    By PKelly13
    A typical Tom Clancy book but sadly the EXTENSIVE typos detract from reading. Clancy already places unusual words in his stories. Having words completely spelld wrong interrupts the flow of reading. It would have been a 4 star except for typos.
  • Great book, but bad transition into e books

    By Tim tucker 33
    Great plot with numerous moving parts. I couldn't stop reading. Full throttle the whole time. However it was annoying to see that "e"s were "c"s and "H"s were "11"s etc. it's worth the read hopefully they'll fix the e edition to reflect the paper back.
  • Would have been a 4... except for the editing

    By MegaProgrammer
    The plot of this book is exceptional. The character development is good albeit maybe a little too deeply introspective with regard to Jack Ryan. Like many books this one suffers from technical (usually medical) misstatements. The MAJOR flaw in this book is the editing. I don't know if this book was scanned from a paper original or taken from a pre-edited electronic copy but the spelling errors are ridiculous. I know editing has become kind of a back burner kind of thing lately but COME ON. Running across a spelling error every 10 pages is a bit much. Overall, a good book. Could have been a great book without the constant editorial goofs.
  • Executive Orders

    By Executive Orders
    Outstanding! Its really long, but worth it.
  • Decisive Orders

    By Pwk1099
    What a waste of ink and time. Like a telephone book, many pages but no action. Shame on the ghost writer.
  • You've not read Clancy

    By Doublet9380
    I'm currently reading the Ryan/Clark series in order of events. This book isn't as cloak and dagger super spy as most of the prior Ryan/Clark experiences, however this is by far the most entertaining story yet. Until you read Executive Orders, you haven't read Clancy.
  • Love Tom Clancy

    By rileyfactor
    Phenomenal book, extremely well written and if I had it my way I elect the jack Ryan character in this book to actually be president. I love the political policies and eventually the war. The vast majority of the book of the book is based on political topics and what would it really look like if the entire government were destroyed of leadership in one blow. Loved it and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the next one.
  • Love this book, but...

    By Akotwa
    This is easily my favorite Jack Ryan book. I've read it many times and really enjoyed the portability of having it on my phone. However, at the price I paid, I would have expected less typographical errors within it. How difficult is it to use spell check, Apple?
  • Review

    By Runninbare1
    Welllll, it has happened again. I just paid for an ebook through this program and got exactly 267 pages of mostly errors. What has happened to this publishing company? They are now jerking people off. This is the 3rd book in a row that has nothing to it. Ronald W. King Now I want a total refund on the last three books that I purchased.
  • Awesome book

    By Mark459
    I an slowly but surely making my way through the Ryan universe. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was one of the better ones in the series in my opinion.