Excerpt from Full Force and Effect

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I just finished Full Force and Effect, Tom Clancy novel by Mark Greaney. One of the Jack Ryan series. Even if you haven’t read Tom Clancy, you’ve probably still seen movies based on his books, such as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger. Full Force and Effect is a typical Tom Clancy, featuring both Jack Ryan Sr and Jr.

Here is my teaser:

Jack Ryan, Jr. watched it all through his camera from the rooftop across the street. He couldn’t hear the conversation, of course, but he correctly identified the body language.

“If that was a blind date, I don’t think they hit it off.”

Mark Greaney, Full Force and Effect

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don’t have.

The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade. A young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock. Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country’s nuclear ambitions. Until now, that program was impeded by a lack of resources. However, there has been a dramatic change in the nation’s economic fortune. A rich deposit of valuable minerals have been found in the Hermit Kingdom. Coupled with their nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

There’s just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan…the elimination of the president of the United States.


  1. That is a pretty fantastic teaser! And the humor! Love it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  2. This sounds really good! And I can just picture that date now :p

  3. I used to read the Tom Clancy books – but I hadn’t realised that it had now become a franchise. Are you enjoying this one?

  4. I never read a Tom Clancy book. This sounds good.

  5. I love dry wit. Sounds terrific. Here’s my link from Deborah Rising a biblical-based novel: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1t1

  6. Great teaser. Couldn’t help but smile.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  7. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of his books. This sounds good.

    My TT from Heart Of Eve

  8. Good teaser! Wondering who they were and why they didn’t hit it off. I’d read on. My Teaser is from The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry.

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