Debt of Honor Book Summary and Study Guide

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Japan, now with nuclear weapons, tries to sabotage the US financial market and take over US islands that Japanese loyalists think are rightfully theirs as well as attacking a US fleet in the Pacific. Throw Jack Ryan, now the National Security Advisor, and both John Clark and Domingo Chavez into the mix, field intelligence officers for the CIA, into the mix, and you get a great book with an ending that will knock you off your seat.
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The review of this Book prepared by Anthony Ellingson

In "Debt of Honor", Japan launches a surprise attack on American assets in the Pacific, including some of the Pacific Islands (but not Hawaii) and a carrier battle group. America struggles to defeat the Japanese military and the militant group of politicians that have taken over the Japanese government. Both Jack Ryan and John Clark are vital to the success of this.         
The review of this Book prepared by Matt Line

Japan betrays trust during joint manuvers and also sabotages financial market. US responds by sending in special forces and military, correcting market, and taking out leadership of Japan. Final act when disgruntled Japanese pilot flies airliner into Capital Building, frighteningly similar to the attacks today.
The review of this Book prepared by William E. Dowdy, Jr.

A dead girl in a Tokyo apartment, a car crash in the midwest, and a stock market crash are just some of the things that a group of Japanese men are willing to endure - and cause - in order to get back land they feel is rightfully theirs. When it all goes down, an attack on the Pacific Fleet leaves the U.S. helpless...maybe. Jack Ryan is in it again, back as the President's National Security advisor...and after he figures it out and saves the day, there's still an ending that will absolutely blow you out of our seat...A chillingly realistic tale of deception and near-future war...
The review of this Book prepared by Jacob Hurt

Japan attempts at set up an invasion of Russia with the aid of China, by disabling America, econimically and militarially in the Pacific.
The review of this Book prepared by Matt

United States being blackmailed by a new militant government of Japan gone nuclear.

Economic upheaval in US engineered by Japnese Buisnessmen.

Japanese attack on US territory. US locating and destroying the Japnese nukes. Forcing change of government in Japan, bringing back the deposed PM to power. Neutralizing Japanese and allies.

Japnese airliner crashing into White House wiping out the majority of US Government and Congress including President.
Jack Ryan becomes President.
The review of this Book prepared by r b siddhanti

It was a long and slow, not to mention boring, book about how the Japanese try to wipe America out by throwing it into political chaos. It was terrible. The worst Clancy book I have ever read. But then again, every author has a bad book.
The review of this Book prepared by Keith C

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   near future Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Specific to    -   near future war Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Hawaii    -   Mid-Atlantic states Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India    -   Japan Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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