Command Authority

Command Authority Cover

Command Authority

By Tom Clancy; Mark Greaney

Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425275139, 596pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Description
Decades ago, as a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan Sr. was sent out to investigate the death of an operative only to uncover the existence of a KGB assassin codenamed Zenith. He was never able to find the killer
In the present, a new strongman has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republic the enigmatic President Valeri Volodon. But the foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past. And none who know of it have lived to tell. For he has set a plot in motion a plot to return Russia to its former glory.
But when a family friend of Ryan's is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan Jr. aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus must delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started.
With President Ryan fighting the political battle of his life, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, global conflict becomes imminent and the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all


About the Author
Since the publication of "The Hunt for Red October", Tom Clancy established an unrivalled position as the world's leading thriller writer, with a string of million-selling novels and three major Hollywood films to his name. He was also the author of "SSN" and the non-fiction books "Submarine, Armoured Warfare, Fighter Wing and Marine", and the co-creator of the Op-Centre series.

Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. With Tom Clancy he is the coauthor of Locked On, Threat Vector, Command Authority, and Support and Defend. He is also the author of the bestselling Gray Man series. In his research for these novels, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.