The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy

The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Michael Joseph, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: A man named Mohammed sits in a cafe in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous -and the potential for destruction unimaginable.

In the brave new world of terrorism where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry or simply the will to die can become a player the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions and are outside the system. Way outside the system.

In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendly Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, the campus is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies and three men are about to cross its radar.

The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Carusos brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin a young man named Jack Ryan. Jr.

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 431 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?

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