Debt of Honor (A Jack Ryan Novel)

By Tom Clancy

Razio Yamata is certainly one of Japan's so much influential industrialists, and a part of a comparatively small staff of authority who wield large authority within the Pacific Rim's financial powerhouse.

He has devised a plan to cripple the yankee greatness, humble the USA army, and raise Japan to a place of dominance at the global 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 accountable for their deaths—America. All he wishes is a catalyst to set his plan in movement.

When the defective fuel tank on one Tennessee family's motor vehicle results in their fiery dying, an opportunistic U. S. congressman makes use of the party to hurry a brand new alternate legislations during the approach. The legislation is designed to squeeze Japan economically. as a substitute, it presents Yamata with the leverage he must positioned his plan into action.

As Yamata's plan starts to spread, it turns into transparent to the area 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 safeguard consultant.

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