Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy

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Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse.

He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage.

Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion.

When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action.

As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.

About Tom Clancy

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Tom Clancy is the world's favorite international thriller author. Starting with "The Hunt For Red October", all of Mr. Clancy's books have hit #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list. Mr. Clancy lives in Maryland and owns an interest in the Baltimore Orioles.
Published August 1, 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. 912 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Jack Ryan, now the President's National Security Adviser, finds himself embroiled in the buildup to a new world war-one in which the stock market and national economic policy are as critical as advanc

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Without taking up Japan-bashing, as Michael Crichton did in Rising Sun, or partisan politics, Clancy warns that recent downsizing in the defense establishment has so depleted our military resources that the country is vulnerable to aggression that can arise anywhere, anytime.

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Debt of Honor Tom Clancy (Putnam, $25.95) Clancy fans who complain that he owes them better than his recent offerings will accept Debt of Honor as payment in full.

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a vicious U.S.-Japan trade war followed by a U.S.-Japan shooting war;

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