Sum of All FearsBook - 2002
One terrible act plunges the world into an instant nuclear crisis, and with the American president accused of incompetence, Jack Ryan calls on FBI head Dan Murray to help him avert disaster.
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Violence: There are some battles that break out between Russia and the USA over this.
Coarse Language: No f-bombs, but there is swearing that goes on in the heat of the moment several times.
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"No, this [i.e. peace] could not really happen. It wasn't possible. Even the Carter-Sadat-Begin talks in America ... had choked and died when Israel had utterly failed to consider an equitable settlement for the Palestinians. No, Qati was sure of that. Perhaps he could not depend on the Russians. Perhaps he could not depend on the Saudis. Certainly he could not depend on the Americans. But he could depend on Israel. The Jews were far too stupid, far too arrogant, far too shortsighted to see that their best hope for long-term security could only lie in an equitable peace. The irony struck him very hard, hard enough to garner a smile. It had to be God's plan, that his movement would be safeguarded by his bitterest enemies. Their obstinacy, their stiff Jewish necks would never bow to this." Source: p. 216 of the Thorndike Press large print edition (1991).
"The key to it, Qati knew, was whether or not the Americans would put real pressure on the Zionists. They'd never done so. They'd allowed the Israelis to attack an American warship [i.e. the USS Liberty in 1967] and kill American sailors — and forgiven them before the bleeding had stopped, before the last victim had died. When American military forces had to fight for every dollar of funds from their own Congress, that same spineless body of political whores fell over itself giving arms to the Jews. America had never pressured Israel in any meaningful way." Source: p. 214 of the Thorndike Press large print edition (1991).
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Jack Ryan brings peace in the Middle East! However, a Muslim terrorist group finds an undetonated Israeli nuclear warhead. Irate that the US has brought peace between Israel and the Muslim nation, the terrorist group devises a plan to use it aginst the US and start a war between the US and Russia or the Muslim nation. The world is teetering on nuclear war. Can Jack Ryan once again save the day!?!