Jack Ryan Universe #21 by Grant Blackwood (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718181956
Jack Ryan is thrust from what is meant to be a relaxing vacation, back into the world of espionage when an assassination attempt is made on his life. Working without the backing of The Campus, Jack needs to use all his training and prior knowledge to get to the bottom of who wants him eliminated.
Clues lead him to Jurgen Rostock who heads up a dubious security company out of Germany. Rostock has crossed paths with Jack before on a previous mission. It would seem that Jack is a liability Rostock needs removed. Armed with only his training, wits and the reluctant help of journalist Effrem Likkel, Jack is soon on a mission to uncover the truth behind Rostock’s company dealings, and why he wants Jack killed.
Fast-paced and written for easy translation to the screen, this is an action-packed thriller set in stunning locations with an engaging storyline. Grant Blackwood continues the legacy of Tom Clancy admirably.