|Plot Summary of The Sum of All Fears|
After the discovery of a damaged Israeli nuclear bomb which had gone missing in 1973, Arabs, who got their hands on this weapon of mass destruction, seek the help of a German scientist who helps them replicate the bomb in order for it to be used against the United States, after a treaty which is meant to settle the war against Israel and Arabians displeases them.
As the engineering process of the weapon is complete, the Arabs, plan to use the weapon in a Super Bowl game in Denver, where hundreds of thousands of lives will be lost, and will start a nuclear war between the United States and Russians, since suspicion always arouses on the largest competitor.
Its up to DDCI Jack Ryan to uncover the most threatening terrorist acts of all time, and stop this crisis from occurring, or else, a third world war will begin. The Americans suspect the Russians for this act of terrorism. The Russians deny any involvement in the whole affair, however, the situation calls for immediate inquiry. Jack already has enough on his head, but he must also save his marriage, as well as save himself physically.
This synopsis report prepared by Walid Khalid
The Sum of All Fears is about a nuclear attack on the Super Bowl in Denver by an Arabic terrorist group. The president and his NSA, who should have been at the Bowl, distraught over their close brush with death, become very paranoid and suspect Russia of masterminding the Attack. Jack Ryan has to convince the President that it wasn't Russia, and defuse several inflammatory events occuring between Russian and American military forces.
This synopsis report prepared by Matt Line
incredibly detailed and revealing look into politics, psychology, terrorism, ethics, responsibility and the state of current world events in relation to nuclear technology. awesome in scope and believability. ominous and sobering.
a most ingenious technothriller in every way, and superior in most. title of the book couldn't be more aptly put.
This synopsis report prepared by t-bird
A terrorist mastermind has a plan for unleashing a nuclear weapon on the United States and starting the next world war. When everything goes wrong, both at home and at work, Jack Ryan is forced to unravel one of the greatest terrorist plans ever conceived, and try to save his marriage at the same time... This is my all around favorite, and I highly recommend it (as well as any Clancy book) to anyone who thinks they're ready for a story as gripping and as terrifying as this...
This synopsis report prepared by Jacob Hurt
"President Robert Fowler is faced with a crisis that could end the world. The only catch is that he needs to take advice from Jack Ryan. Will he do it?"
This synopsis report prepared by Anthony Selbe
|Chapter Analysis of The Sum of All Fears|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
- preventing war
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
- Pacific NW
- Mid-Atlantic states
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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