By Tom Clancy
Razio Yamata is one among Japan's such a lot influential industrialists, and a part of a comparatively small workforce of authority who wield large authority within the Pacific Rim's monetary powerhouse.
He has devised a plan to cripple the yank greatness, humble the U.S. army, and bring up Japan to a place of dominance at the international stage.
Yamata's motivation lies in his wish to repay a Debt of Honor to his mom and dad and to the rustic he feels is chargeable for their deaths—America. All he wishes is a catalyst to set his plan in movement.
When the defective gasoline tank on one Tennessee family's vehicle results in their fiery loss of life, an opportunistic U. S. congressman makes use of the get together to hurry a brand new exchange legislation during the procedure. The legislations is designed to squeeze Japan economically. in its place, it offers Yamata with the leverage he must positioned his plan into action.
As Yamata's plan starts to spread, it turns into transparent to the realm that somebody is launching a fully-integrated operation opposed to the U.S.. there is just one guy to determine who the wrongdoer is—Jack Ryan, the hot President's nationwide safeguard consultant.
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