Locked On - Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney

Locked On

By Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney

  • Release Date: 2011-12-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,588 Ratings


Though his father had been reluctant to become a heroic field operative, Jack Ryan, Jr. wants nothing more…  
Privately training with special forces, he’s honing his combat skills to continue his work within the Campus, hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan, Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again.
But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack, Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark’s past. All they have to do is catch him.
With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack, Jr. to stop a growing threat emerging in the Middle East, where a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure four nuclear warheads they can use to blackmail any world power into submission—or face annihilation.


  • Bad. Just bad.

    By FanofWill
    If there is a plot here, it should reveal itself. And the dialogue. Yikes. Just poor. Couldn’t finish it.
  • Still Good

    By Smokestack1996
    While I will admit that the newer books lack some of the spark and attention to detail that made me fall in love with Tom Clancy as a child, this novel set in the geopolitical “What If” world that Clancy created still delivers a gripping narrative. Jack Jr. and his associates’ fight against threats both foreign and in Washington kept me turning page after page to find out what would happen next. Clark’s struggle with age and his past makes for an excellent sub-plot while Ding’s continued exploits kept the action flowing and the firefights interesting. 8/10 read.
  • Lacking any Semblance of Real Life

    By SC Badger Fan
    Clancy & Greaney made the "super heros" so super that the book lacked any semblance to reality. The heros were super strong, super knowledgable, super shots, super fast travelers, etc. Too super to be real. Also, Russian leaders would rather be blown to oblivion before they would allow any American to take over a military operation in their country. Finally, their Mexican-American character keep saying "mano" for what I assumed to be for "man". Mano in Spanish means hand. In the context it was used, it made no sense for a native Latin to use the word mano. My guess is that Greaney wrote most of this book. Not a typical Clancy book.
  • Great thriller

    By Trivia crazed
    Kept me turning the pages from beginning to end.
  • Another poorly written novel

    By Scott5664
    Characters are beyond belief. Plot weaves around like a drunken driver. Author seems to take pleasure to introduce as many characters with impossible names as possible. Then uses their first name on one page and last name on next. The first Clancy books were enjoyable. Sadly they no longer are.
  • My first Tom Clancy novel!

    By McZachary44
    I really enjoyed this one. It was a real page turner and helped compelled me back into the world of reading! Its definatly worth reading.
  • Excellent

    By AgentXXXL
    Could not put this book down. Action packed. Certainly draw parallels to our current climate.
  • Threat Vector

    By Ken 13737
    A very good read, typical Clancy.
  • Locked On

    By Oz:1
    The ending was good. Unfortunately, the bulk of the book was not up to Clancy standards. Much of the book was so boring I literally had to force myself to read it. However, the ending make the story memorable. The subsequent book, Threat Vector, is much better.
  • Junior picks up where Sr left off

    By kpatricksullivan
    This was a slow-starting but quick to energy in the middle Clancy that takes the next step to getting Ryan Jr in his father's footsteps. There is the usual great ending, and even a hanger to lead into the next novel.