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Without Remorse

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Clark, John (Fictitious character)
Kelly, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction
Prisoners of war - Fiction
Prisoners of war - Vietnam - Fiction
Spy stories
Vietnam  Fiction
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Prologue - Meeting Places
1 - Enfant perdu
2 - Encounters
3 - Captivity
4 - First Light
5 - Commitments
6 - Ambush
7 - Recovery
8 - Concealment
9 - Labor
10 - Pathology
11 - Fabrication
12 - Outfitters
13 - Agendas
14 - Lessons Learned
15 - Lessons Applied
16 - Exercises
17 - Complications
18 - Interference
19 - Quantity of Mercy
20 - Depressurization
21 - Possibilities
22 - Titles
23 - Altruism
24 - Hellos
25 - Departures
26 - Transit
27 - Insertion
28 - First In
29 - Last Out
30 - Travel Agents
31 - Home Is the Hunter
32 - Home Is the Prey
33 - Poisoned Charm
34 - Stalking
35 - Rite of Passage
36 - Dangerous Drugs
37 - Trial by Ordeal
Epilogue - February 12, 1973
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 Jack Ryan World*
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A series of novels written by Tom Clancy featuring the character Jack Ryan or taking place in the same fictional world.  I've only included books written by Tom Clancy in this list.

1) The Hunt for Red October
2) Patriot Games
3) Cardinal of the Kremlin
4) Clear and Present Danger
5) The Sum of All Fears
6) Without Remorse
7) Debt of Honor
8) Executive Orders
9) Rainbow Six
10) The Bear and the Dragon
11) Red Rabbit
12) The Teeth of the Tiger
13) Dead or Alive
14) Locked On
15) Threat Vector
16) Command Authority
17) Support and Defend
Copyright © 1993 by Jack Ryan Limited Partnership

And if I go,
while you're still here...
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
- behind a veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again
- both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest and when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart
... I will be there

he is

in loving memory of Kyle Haydock,
July 5, 1983 - August 1, 1991
Camille had either been the world's most powerful hurricane or the largest tornado in history.
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Kelly slept nearly eight hours, again arising at the sound of the gulls to find that Pam wasn't there.  He went outside and saw her standing on the quay, looking out over the water, still weary, still robbed of the ability to get the rest she needed.  The Bay had its usual morning calm, the glassy surface punctuated by the circular ripples of bluefish chasing after insects.  Conditions like this seemed so fitting to the start of a day, a gentle westerly breeze in his face, and the odd silence that allowed one to hear the rumble of a boat's motor from so far away that the boat could not be seen.  It was the sort of time that allowed you to be alone with nature, but he knew that Pam merely felt alone.  Kelly walked out to her as quietly as he could and touched her waist with both his hands.

"Good morning."  She didn't answer for a long time, and Kelly stood still, holding her lightly, just enough that she could feel his touch.  She was wearing one of his shirts, and he didn't want his touch to be sexual, only protective.  He was afraid to press himself on a woman who'd suffered that kind of abuse, and could not predict where the invisible line might be.

"So now you know," she said, just loudly enough to be heard over the silence, unable to turn and face him.

"Yes," Kelly answered, equally quiet.

"What do you think?"  Her voice was a painful whisper.

"I'm not sure what you mean, Pam."  Kelly felt the trembling start, and he had to resist the urge to hold her tighter.

"About me."

"About you?" He allowed himself to get a little closer, altering his hold until his arms wrapped around her waist, but not tightly.  "I think you're beautiful.  I think I'm real glad we met."

"I do drugs."

"The docs say you're trying to quit.  That's good enough for me."

"It's worse than that, I've done things -" Kelly cut her off.

"I don't care about that, Pam.  I've done things, too.  And one thing you did, for me was very nice.  You gave me something to care about, and I didn't ever expect that to happen."  Kelly pulled her tighter.  "The things you did before we met don't matter.  You're not alone, Pam.  I'm here to help if you want me to."

"When you find out..." she warned.

"I'll take my chances.  I think I know the important parts already.  I love you, Pam."  Kelly surprised himself with those words.  He'd been too afraid to voice the thought even to himself.  It was too irrational, but again emotion won out over reason, and reason, for once, found itself approving.

"How can you say that?" Pam asked.  Kelly gently turned her around and smiled.
"Damned if I know!  Maybe it's your tangled hair - or your runny nose."  He touched her chest through the shirt.  "No, I think it's your heart.  No matter what's behind you, your heart is just fine."

"You mean that, don't you?" she asked, looking at his chest.  There was a long moment, then Pam smiled up at him, and that, too, was like a dawn.  The orange-yellow glow of the rising sun lit up her face and highlighted her fair hair.

Kelly wiped the tears from her face, and the wet feel of her cheeks eliminated whatever doubts he might have had.  "We're going to have to get you some clothes.  This is no way for a lady to dress."

"Who says I'm a lady?"


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Last Updated: 08-May-2024


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Tom Clancy

Two missions, two wars, one man - and time running out.

Over the course of seven novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized tens of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time.  Without Remorse, however, goes beyond anything he has ever done.
Its hero is John Kelly, a man well familiar to Clancy's readers by his code name, Mr. Clark.  In The Sum of All Fears, he hunted down nuclear terrorists.  In Clear and Present Danger, he led aerial raids against drug lords.  In The Cardinal of the Kremlin, he spirited away a KGB chiefs family by submarine.  But nothing will ever be as deadly - or as personal - as the danger he must face in Without Remorse.

John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, is still getting over the accidental death of his wife six months before, when he befriends a young woman with a decidedly
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checkered past.  When that past reaches out for her in a particularly horrifying fashion, he vows revenge and, assembling all of his old skills, sets out to track down the men responsible, before it can happen again.

At the same time, the Pentagon is readying an operation to rescue a key group of prisoners in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp.  One man, they find, knows the terrain around the camp better than anyone else they have: a certain former Navy SEAL named John Kelly.

Kelly has his own mission.  The Pentagon wants him for theirs.  Attempting to juggle the two, Kelly (now code-named Mr. Clark) finds himself confronted by a vast array of enemies, both at home and abroad - men so skillful that the slightest misstep means death.  And the fate of dozens of people, including Kelly himself, rests on his making sure that misstep never happens.

Men aren't born dangerous.  They grow dangerous.  And the most dangerous of all, Kelly learns, are the ones you least expect....

As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Without Remorse, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense and a remarkable cast of characters.  This is Clancy at his best - and there is none better.

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears.  He is also the author of the nonfiction book Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship.  He lives in Maryland.
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Tom Clancy  
Birth: 12 Apr 1947 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Death: 01 Jan 2013 Baltimore, Maryland, USA


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