Without Remorse

by Clancy, Tom

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John Clark is put in the center spotlight, with the big guns trained on the complex and often controversial operations of the FBI. 4 cassettes.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "John Kelly, an ex-Navy SEAL in torment over the recent, accidental death of his wife and the murder of a friend (who was mixed up with a drug ring) takes on two free-lance jobs. First, he sets out to eliminate the man or men responsible for the murder by becoming judge and executioner (skip the jury) of any and all drug dealers who can lead him to the responsible party. Second, he agrees to return to Vietnam (this is 1970), where he has already earned three Purple Hearts. He leads a raid into the north where U.S. officers are being held for interrogation by the Soviets. Clancy could have jettisoned 400 pages and still have retained his complicated plot and his marked hero. There is a good deal of extraneous staging and excuse-making for this commando-turned-vigilante. Once he gets the military action rolling, though, Clancy is in top form; his portrayal of the brutality of street life--while far more graphic--is not nearly so gripping. Clancy is guaranteed to be in high demand, of course, but this one is off the mark just a bit. (Reviewed June 1993)0399138250Denise Perry Donavin"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Avid readers of Clancy's bestselling techno-thrillers ( The Hunt for Red October et al.) know agent John Kelly, code-named Mr. Clark, as Jack Ryan's ``dark side.'' Here, in 1970, Vietnam vet Kelly gets involved in a secret operation to rescue 20 American pilots from a North Vietnamese prison camp. Betrayed by someone in Washington, the mission ends in apparent failure. Clancy balances the military movements with a dark narrative of Kelly's tragic personal life. While mourning the death of his pregnant wife in a traffic accident, Kelly picks up a young hitchhiker named Pam, a prostitute and drug ``mule'' fleeing her cruel masters. The pair fall in love and set out to bring down the drug lords, but an error on Kelly's part leads to Pam's horrible demise at the hands of the vengeful criminals. After his own recovery from a shotgun blast, Kelly begins methodically to murder his way through the drug ring. Clancy attempts to rationalize this amoral crusade with passages of introspection by characters who are either noble warriors or human scum, but the technique doesn't wash. Although full of failings of style and moral judgment, this overlong, often melodramatic novel seems destined to follow its predecessors to the top of the bestseller lists. BOMC selection. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series John Clark series
Jack Ryan makes a cameo appearance in Without Remorse"
#1 - Without remorse
#2 - Rainbow six
#3 - The Bear and the dragon
Subjects Literature
Publisher Books on Tape2010
Language English
ISBN 9780307938701