Jack Ryan reluctantly agreed to accept the vice presidency of the United States for a year, but when the president is assassinated, he is catapulted to the nation's highest office. With Congress depleted in the same tragedy that killed the president, Ryan is alone as the shattered country faces threats from international and domestic forces.
Length: 874 pages
Height: 9.5 in
Width: 6.5 in
Thickness: 2.2 in
Weight: 45.6 oz
"As usual, some of the Clancy plotting is fiendishly inventive, and he has a technically sharp command of the realistic detail, like the horrifying use of Ebola as an instrument of war rather than of nature....The book's true spirit lies in its dedication to 'Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States: The Man Who Won the War.'"
New York Times Book Review - Oliver Stone (09/22/1996)
"What will the main narrative lines of 'Executive Orders' tell scholars working in, say, 2096 about the Americans of our time?...Clancy's new book shows that the current-day American is alert as never before to the possibility that no American landmark is safe from catastrophe....The book derives much of its action and suspense from the author's talent in exposing the inner workings of endless unseen chambers of our own and other governments...."
Washington Post Book World - Michael R. Beschloss (08/18/1996)
"'Executive Orders' is a colossal read, which is praise for Clancy's ability to grind out exquisite details...He is the honest-to God-creator of an exciting genre and a consistent producer of books that thunder, absorb and entertain."
Los Angeles Times Book Review - Paul Deane (08/25/1996)