Rated of 5
This book is monumental because it is where Tom Clancy has "jumped the shark." It takes three hundred pages to get into the action, then another couple of hundred to get to more action. In between, you have characters needless bickering and one asian CIA agent's uneventful (and unsuspenseful) sexual recruitment of an intelligence source.
This is not the novel that I expected with the tension build up with the Chinese that has been present in the previous, much better, Clancy novels.
I bought it, but regretted it. Good thing that I bought it at Sam's.