Against All Enemies: Tom Clancy . . . Back in the mid-80s, what kept me running regularly was a tape of The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy’s first thriller. As it flowed to my ears through my Walkman, I ran longer and farther than I ever had before—or since.
Now fast forward to today. Just a few minutes ago, I finished Against All Enemies, Clancy’s latest mystery/thriller. And, let me start out by saying that it’s vintage Clancy. It’s a cross between an engineering course, a military and/or spy-craft training manual, and a race across the world in a chase-’em-down-shoot-’em-up spy style. The body count keeps growing throughout, good people and bad people, and some deaths almost brought me to tears, others I cheered when they met their inglorious ends.