Tom Clancy's Under Fire is the latest breakneck Jack Ryan Jr.
adventure novel from one of Clancy's most successful collaborators:
Grant Blackwood. *** On a routine intelligence gathering mission in
Tehran Jack Ryan, Jr. has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth
Gregory, an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project.
As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing
message. The next day Jack is summoned to an apartment where two
men claim Seth has disappeared, gone to ground with funds for a
vital intelligence operation. Jack's oldest friend has turned, they
insist, leaving Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth Gregory,
call us immediately, and do not get involved. But they don't know
Jack. He won't abandon a friend in need. Joined by Seth's primary
agent Ysabel, an enigmatic Iranian woman who is his only clue to
Seth's whereabouts, Jack's pursuit of the truth leads him across
Iran, through the war-torn Caucasus, and finally deep into