Rant, Raves & Reviews – Jack Ryan

p17351835_b_v8_acWho doesn’t like Jack Ryan, the loveable CIA Analyst played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and now John Krasinski? Even though he routinely gets out from behind his desk to save the world, he seems more like the guy next door than that famous British spy.

Cathryn and I have taken the next step in home entertainment by streaming movies and shows through the internet and on our television. We thoroughly enjoyed the first season of Jack Ryan and I was excited to hear that Prime Video was releasing the second season a day early.

Guess how we spent Halloween night? Instead of coaxing costumed munchkins to our front door with the promise of candy, we hid in the dark and binged on season two of Jack Ryan. I felt like a junkie craving one more fix when the eighth and final episode concluded. What the hell, a season is only eight episodes now?

Anyway, the new series was a bit more explosive as the first, with scenes in places like Moscow and Caracas, Venezuela. So be sure to check out Amazon Prime if you have it, but I’m sure it will make its way to Crave or Netflix too. Be sure to listen for the reference to a Canadian institution – CIA boss Jim Greer poses as a Canadian coffee businessman by the name of Timothy Horton.

Threat Vector – Tom Clancy

15985392Threat Vector (Jack Ryan Universe, #15)
Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

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Edmond Gagnon‘s review

 
Read from February 08 to 15, 2014


This is my kind of book!
A complicated spy thriller that is meticulously woven together with great drama and action.
I love the Jack Ryan character and the movies that have been built around him.
My only complaint is how Clancy gets a bit too wordy at times, causing me to skim.
As an author, I must say I’m puzzled at how he continues to write books while being deceased. My guess is it helps to have a stable of authors like Mark Greaney who can obviously write, but rely on Clancy’s name for sales. I suppose it’s just like Kentucky Fried Chicken – the Colonel is dead, but we continue to eat his chicken.