Debt of Honor (A Jack Ryan Novel)

By Tom Clancy

Razio Yamata is one in all Japan's so much influential industrialists, and a part of a comparatively small team of authority who wield super authority within the Pacific Rim's fiscal powerhouse.

He has devised a plan to cripple the yankee greatness, humble the united states army, and raise 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 automobile results in their fiery loss of life, an opportunistic U. S. congressman makes use of the party to hurry a brand new exchange legislation in the course of the method. The legislation is designed to squeeze Japan economically. in its place, it presents Yamata with the leverage he must positioned his plan into action.

As Yamata's plan starts off to spread, it turns into transparent to the realm that somebody is launching a fully-integrated operation opposed to the us. there is just one guy to determine who the perpetrator is—Jack Ryan, the recent President's nationwide safety consultant.

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