The Sum of All Fears
By Tom Clancy
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425184226, 928pp.)
Publication Date: May 7, 2002
A major motion picture starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Alan Bates and Michael Byrne!
Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East—as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution—before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world.
- Movie release: May 31, 2002
- Studio: Paramount
- Director: Phil Alden Robinson (Sneakers, Field of Dreams)
- Producer: Mace Neufeld (Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger)
Tom Clancy is the world's favorite international thriller author. Starting with The Hunt For Red October, all of Mr. Clancy's books have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Mr. Clancy lives in Maryland and owns an interest in the Baltimore Orioles.
“A whiz-bang page-turner!”—The New York Times Book Review
“The Sum of All Fears delivers!”—People
“Explosive.”—Detroit Free Press
“A nonstop roller coaster ride to a nail-biting climax…ingenious.”—Publishers Weekly
“Tom Clancy at his best…This is a book not to be missed.”—Dallas Morning News
“Extraordinary suspense.”—Kansas City Star
“Clancy delivers with deadly accuracy and power…a spectacularly violent climax.”—Playboy
“Truly chilling…harrowing.”—Chicago Tribune
“Clancy knows how to build a thriller…stirring and vivid.”—Boston Globe
“Hair-raising…This is quite a rouser.”—Kirkus Reviews