I read this book about 17-Jun-2003. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1994. This note was last modified Saturday, 03-May-2014 08:20:32 PDT.
This is book 6 of the "Jack Ryan" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
I somehow missed this one when it came out, so far as I can tell. Either that or it's really forgettable. This is the story of the war between Japan and the United States—no, not back in the 1940s, but now. Japan never does get to launch its nuclear missiles, though (and neither do we; we've bargained them away and destroyed them).
Mr. Clark and Ding have major roles, undercover in Japan among other places. Clark even runs into an old Coast Guard friend.