|It is 1999. The sudden death of Russia's president ha s thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine and an uprising seems inevitable. Russia requests American help. But as the world watches, a terrorist attack stuns the U.S.--and evidence points to the Russian parliament. Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Cordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy.|
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In the turmoil following the sudden death of the Russian president, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy, and he sets out to find the terrorists responsible for the assassination
An insurance executive well into his late 30s, Tom Clancy first hit fame and fortune with the spy thriller "The Hunt for Red October", the sales of which soared when President Ronald Reagan called it a personal favorite. Though Clancy was never a military man himself, due to poor eyesight, he closely studied declassified military documents and used the technical information he gleaned from them to write his best-selling thrillers. Most of Clancy's novels feature ex-marine Jack Ryan, an intelligence analyst working with the CIA. Often the reluctant hero, Ryan battles foes such as international terrorists and powerful drug lords, often finding himself deeply immersed in the high-stakes world of espionage.