An entertaining read from Ton Clancy that tells the back story of John Clark and even a glimpse of a young Jack Ryan. The plot twisted together two main stories about American POWs in Vietnam and the drug war back at home. It had all the traditional Clancy techniques and conservative viewpoints, but as a reader you know that going in so I enjoyed it. My plan was to try and read all of the Jack Ryan books in order, rereading quite a few, and I will certainly do that over time. This was a good one to start.