Under Fire (Blackwood novel)

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Under Fire
Blackwood - Under Fire.jpg
Author Grant Blackwood
Country United States
Language English
Series Jack Ryan universe
Genre Political thriller novel
Publisher Putnam Adult
Publication date
June 16, 2015
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages

512 pp (hardback edition)

526 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN 978-0399175756
Preceded by Full Force and Effect
Followed by Commander in Chief

Under Fire is a political thriller novel in the Tom Clancy universe by Grant Blackwood that was published on June 16, 2015 by Putnam Adult.[1]

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Jack Ryan Jr., now a full-fledged operational member of The Campus, visits his old college friend Seth. After a pleasant reunion, Seth abruptly ends their conversation and walks away, saying something cryptic. Jack goes to Seth's apartment where he is ambushed by a black ops team and kidnapped. Jack manages to escape with the help of Seth's former girlfriend, as Jack returns to the scene of the crime, he begins to understand the meaning of Seth's cryptic comment. He uncovers the fact that his old buddy, a mild mannered hyperactive programmer, is in fact, an undercover agent attempting to jump-start a coup d'état, obtain revenge on the CIA for framing his father, and get a better understanding about who his father really was. Further complicating the issues at hand, the politician Seth needs to make the coup successful has a daughter who is kidnapped in an attempt to neutralize his position. Unlike previous missions however, the other Campus operators Clark, Ding, and Dominic are unable to reach Jack in time, and Jack must rely on his training and wits to survive, rescue the politician's daughter, back the coup without leaving any tell tales that the CIA, The Campus, or the US was involved, and prevent a new World War.

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