Command Authority - Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney

Command Authority

By Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney

  • Release Date: 2013-12-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,307 Ratings


The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team.

There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.


  • A Decent Sendoff

    By UncleJBFromUnknown
    First off, I highly doubt Clancy put any major input into this one. The book contains some rather boring and drawn out sequences but it's balanced by great action. It was nice to see the return of the classic alliances, organizations and characters. All in all, this book was decent. If you have a few dollars to spare: Get it.
  • Command Authority

    By The Watecher
    hard to put down when you start this great story. Clancy delivers again.
  • Just So So

    By SS in VA
    I have read three of the latest Clancy books co-authored by Mark Greaney. I liked the other two, Full Force and Threat Vector much better than this one. The failure of Command Authority is that a lot of the Book seemed like a history text. Not enough action. And I think it had a very complex, forced plot. I had to force myself to read large portions of this book. That is not my idea of a great and enjoyable novel. Read the other two. They are great.
  • Command Authority

    By didleysquat47
    As usual a great read and very apropos to the day’s headlines. I highly recommend this for the action, the insight and the continuing saga of J.R., Junior along with the continued saga of J.R., Senior
  • Well done

    By BHH121
    Have read them all but this one is right up there. Not the best but certainly worth the read. Very different approach weaving the past into the present with Dad and son interacting.
  • Fantastic !

    By Chiefmac64
    Highly recommend. Multiple subplots, great action sequences, interesting characters, this book has it all.
  • Command Authority

    By Dick S.
    Another excellent Clancy book. Not as engrossing as earlier works but, still quite good. The bouncing back forth 30 years takes away some suspense, action and story line . Worth the read.
  • Disappointed

    By INFJ-male
    Slow, unnecessary flashbacks and a sense of two very good writers not being able to pull together...made for a long read! Greaney can write a strong action packed book; and Clancy was very good at one time. But, perhaps conditions existed that did not permit these two writers from morphing into a single entity that took control. The introduction of the long flash-backs was very disruptive to the story and added little, other than, filler for this book . If this had been my first book by these writers, I believe I would have concluded this would be the last I would read.
  • Command Authority

    By Miktep7
    This was Tom Clancy's last book. How fascinating that he wrote of Russia taking over Crimea without going into the rest of the Ukraine a year before it happened? Just like in the 90's when he wrote of someone using an airliner as a bomb to destroy the capitol building several years before 9/11. The world lost a great fiction writer last year someone insightful enough to sometimes connect the dots to the future.
  • Command Authority

    By Kman52
    Awesome book. Given the current state of World affairs today, this book is eerie in the way it seems to have predicted current events. It is an easy, gripping read that you don't want to put down. I enjoyed it very much!