Patriot Games (A Jack Ryan Novel)

By Tom Clancy

From Tom Clancy, the number one New York Times bestselling writer of the Jack Ryan novels--including his most up-to-date blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping tale of the Ryan family members lower than hearth. In an explosive wave of violence, an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA is looking one guy for his act of salvation in an tried assassination. And now Jack Ryan needs to pay…with his lifestyles.

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You simply instructed the court docket that you just purely needed to disable my client—when in truth you attempted to kill him. How do you are expecting us to think that once your subsequent motion had now not the very first thing to do with the sort of peaceable answer? ” “Sir, while I observed McCrory, the second one gunman, for the 1st time, he had an AK-47 attack rifle in his fingers. Going up opposed to a mild desktop gun with a pistol—” “But through this time you observed that he didn’t have the Kalashnikov, didn’t you? ” “Yes, sir, that’s precise. If he’d nonetheless had it—I don’t be aware of, possibly I wouldn’t have stepped round the motor vehicle, probably i might have shot from disguise, from in the back of the automobile, that's. ” “Ah, I see! ” Atkinson exclaimed. “Instead, the following used to be your probability to confront and kill the fellow in actual cowboy style. ” His arms went up within the air. “Dodge urban at the Mall! ” “I want you’d inform me what you're thinking that I must have done,” Jack stated with a few exasperation. “For somebody capable of shoot immediately throughout the middle on his first shot, why no longer shoot the gun from his hand, Sir John? ” “Oh, I see. ” Atkinson had simply made a mistake. Ryan shook his head and smiled. “I want you’d make up your brain. ” “What? ” The barrister was once stuck unexpectedly. “Mr. Atkinson, a minute in the past you stated that i attempted to kill your buyer. i used to be at arm’s-length diversity, yet I didn’t kill him. So I’m a fine looking awful shot. yet you predict me on the way to hit a guy within the hand at fifteen or twenty ft. It doesn’t paintings that manner, sir. I’m both an excellent shot or a foul shot, sir, yet no longer either. in addition to, that’s simply television stuff, capturing a gun out of somebody’s hand. On television the great man can do this, yet television isn’t actual. With a pistol, you target for the guts of your goal. That’s what I did. I stepped out from in the back of the auto to get a transparent shot, and that i aimed. If McCrory had no longer grew to become his gun in the direction of me—I can’t say needless to say, yet most likely i wouldn't have shot. yet he did flip and fireplace, as you will see that from my shoulder—and I did go back hearth. it truly is real that i would have performed issues otherwise. regrettably i didn't. I had—I didn’t have a lot time to do so. I did the simplest i may. I’m sorry the guy was once killed, yet that was once his selection, too. He observed I had the drop on him, yet he grew to become and fired—and he fired first, sir. ” “But you by no means acknowledged a note, did you? ” “No, I don’t imagine I did,” Jack admitted. “Don’t you need you’d performed issues in a different way? ” “Mr. Atkinson, if it makes you're feeling any greater, i've got long gone over that repeatedly for the prior 4 weeks. If I’d had extra time to imagine, probably i might have performed whatever assorted. yet I’ll by no means recognize, simply because I didn’t have extra time. ” Jack paused. “I believe the simplest factor for all involved will be if all this had by no means occurred. yet I didn’t make it take place, sir. He did. ” Jack allowed himself to examine Miller back. Miller was once sitting in a straight-back wood chair, his palms crossed in entrance of him, and head cocked a little bit to the left. a grin began to take form at one nook of his mouth. It didn’t pass very some distance, and wasn’t speculated to. It was once a grin for Ryan on my own .

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