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The latest thriller in Tom Clancy's internationally bestselling Jack Ryan series - the inspiration for a major new screen adaptation with Amazon Prime.

A terrifying strike at the world's free skies . . .

As the Kremlin orders troops to mass on the Ukrainian border, a Russian plane carrying nuclear weapons disappears mid-flight.

For US President Jack Ryan this means attempting to defuse a war on Europe's flanks before it engulfs the whole continent.

For his son, Campus secret agent Jack Jr, finding the nukes means covertly heading to the heart of the Middle East where militants seek to bring America to its knees.

As East-West tensions escalate, tying the hands of President and son alike, both race against time to stop a weapon ending the world as we know it . . .

Reviews

A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex

Daily Mail

Heart-stopping action

Washington Post

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405935470

    November 5, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    544 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9780718189310

    December 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    528 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780718189327

    December 3, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    528 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Tom Clancy's Oath of Office
    Marc Cameron

    EBook

    9781405935487

    November 29, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

1

In Mother Russia, secrets did not stay secret for long. Information was strength. Informing was ingrained. It was nothing short of miraculous that Colonel Pavel Mikhailov of the 224th Air Detachment, Military Transport Aviation, had been able to hide his sins at all.

The tribunal convened by his superiors had been a lengthy and embarrassing ordeal. But he was better for it, wasn’t he? Bez muki net nauki—no torture, no science. No pain, no gain, the Americans said. Now he’d gotten back his wings—and he wasn’t about to do anything that would jeopardize them again. He would be careful. He would be precise. Above all, he would be sober.

Flashlight in hand, the fifty-three-year-old colonel walked beneath the drooping wing of the monstrous Antonov An-124 cargo plane, taking comfort in the smell of jet fuel. A light wind tousled his thinning gray hair. Rosacea that never seemed to go away anymore pinked the round apples of his cheeks. The night had turned out chilly, but the day had been a pleasant one for spring in Moscow, and the black tarmac was still giving up its warmth. Colonel Mikhailov wore small foam earplugs to protect his hearing, but the whine of the auxiliary power unit and the hydraulic squeal of machinery were muffled music to his way of thinking. He played the flashlight under the broad surface of the swept wing, then carefully checked each of the twenty-four tires, as complete and thorough in this preflight as if he were still a pink-faced cadet at Gagarin Academy.

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