On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory, an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth gives Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.
The next day Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared—gone to ground with funds for a vital intelligence operation. Jack’s oldest friend has turned, they insist.
They leave Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth Gregory, call us immediately. And do not get involved.
But they don’t know Jack. He won’t abandon a friend in need.
His pursuit of the truth will lead him across Iran, through the war-torn Caucasus, and finally deep into territory coveted by the increasingly aggressive Russian Federation. Along the way, Jack is joined by Seth’s primary agent, Ysabel, a enigmatic Iranian woman who seems to be his only clue to Seth’s whereabouts.
Jack soon finds himself lost in a maze of intrigue, lies, and betrayal where no one is who they seem to be—not even Seth, who’s harboring a secret of his own that harkens back to the Cold War. A secret that is driving him to the brink of treachery.
Racing against the clock, Jack must unravel the mystery: Who is friend and who is foe? Before it’s over, Jack Ryan, Jr., may have to choose between his loyalty to Seth and his loyalty to America.
“[A] strong addition to bestseller Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series Praise for the bestselling novels of Tom Clancy...fans will be pleased to discover that in Blackwood's more than capable hands, Jack remains the all-American hero they remember.”—Publishers Weekly
More Praise for the Jack Ryan Jr. Series
“Will satisfy the craving of the audience for more Ryan family adventures”—Booklist
“Under Fire is a tour de force of the kind Clancy practically invented, a tale beautifully envisioned and realized.”—Providence Journal
“Mixes nail-biting suspense with hard-hitting action to deliver a blockbuster hit.”—The Real Book Spy
“A high-octane, high stakes novel of international intrigue and military action, involving global brinksmanship, espionage, and romance.”—The Huffington Post
“Continue[s] the intense, thrilling, and realistic plots that Tom Clancy was known for...riveting and gripping.”—Elise Cooper for Military Press, Crimespree Magazine, and Blackfive.net