Clear and Present Danger - Tom Clancy

Clear and Present Danger

By Tom Clancy

  • Release Date: 1989-08-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 594 Ratings


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In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan gets caught in a war between the United States and a Colombian drug cartel and uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

When Colombian drug lords assassinate both the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI, their actions trigger a covert response from the American government—a response that goes horribly wrong...

As the newly named Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, Jack Ryan should be privy to operations like the one in Colombia, but he’s been left completely in the dark. With the help of field officer John Clark, Ryan intends to find out what’s really going on. But while they expect danger from without, the greatest threat of all may come from within.


  • Clear & Present Danger

    By wakereader
    Great read
  • Clear and Present Danger

    By JLRichter
    Clancy’s story about a clandestine operation in Columbia aimed at the drug cartels of the 1980’s + 1990’s is full of twists, turns and betrayals. The writing is replete with military hardware details and typical Clancy “inside” information. There are many characters and side stories that can be confusing, but it all comes together in the end. I recommend this book to Clancy fans. It’s not his best, but it’s one of his top 5 or 6.
  • Great

    By Dlitv
    This book was awesome. Loved it.
  • Better than the movie

    By NVBigEd
    I always enjoy Tom Clancy novels, although I've always avoided reading books after seeing the movie. Well, I changed up and read "Clear and Present Danger" and I'm very glad I did! Much better than the movie, (aren't they always) the book was a much better story than the movie. Terrific read.