SimplyScripts Discussion Board
Blog Home - Produced Movie Script Library - TV Scripts - Unproduced Scripts - Contact - Site Map
ScriptSearch
Welcome, Guest.
It is May 25th, 2020, 5:53pm
Please login or register.
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login
If you wish to join this discussion board, please send me a message. Please do read the guidelines that govern behavior on the discussion board. It will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone. A word about SimplyScripts and Censorship


Scripts Studios are posting for 2019 - 2020 award consideration
Who Wrote What and Writer's Choice Announced

The Next OWC will be announced Next Week!

Short Script of the Day | Featured Script of the Month | Featured Short Scripts Available for Production | Submit Your Script

How do I get my film's link and banner here?
All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Forum Login
Username: Create a new Account
Password:     Forgot Password

SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    Discussion of...    Books  ›   "Executive Orders" - by Tom Clancy Moderators: Old Time Wesley, Chris_MacGuffin
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

 Pages: 1
Recommend Print
  Author    "Executive Orders" - by Tom Clancy  (currently 38 views)
_ghostwriters
Posted: May 15th, 2020, 11:30pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
A helluva long way from LA
Posts
1014
Posts Per Day
0.25
Just finished re-reading "Executive Orders, by the late Tom Clancy. Came out in 1995 - Clancy passed away in 2013.

Plot revolves around an Iran theocratic dictator who attacks America with Ebola virus, resulting in a shutdown of the country.

The book picks up at the end of "Debt of Honor" (published Aug 1994)as a continuation of the storyline from that book. Japan attempts to knock the US of the top of the world order with a war that included the Japanese getting nukes, they try to destroy the US economy using software (that runs the stock exchange) and setting up trends involving currency and T-bills among other things. The US is already in major turmoil, before the ebola virus attack, as a result of what occurs at the end of "Debt of Honor".

Spoiler Alert-If you read "Executive Orders" before "Debt of Honor" you might screw up the ending of "Debt of Honor".

Both books are stand-alone, but a lot of references in "Executive Orders" are much clearer if you read "Debt of Honor" first as is the world situation. Several storylines/characters continue from the first book (other than Jack and the gang).

Amazing - reading it today - how prescient Clancy was in his description and terminology.

Almost eerie in what's going on now - under slightly different circumstances.

Still - well worth a read.

Ghost


"When I dive... I go deep, only to surface the hub when necessary."

Logged
Private Message
Grandma Bear
Posted: May 16th, 2020, 6:24am Report to Moderator
God of the SimplyScriptsVerse



Location
The Swamp...
Posts
6754
Posts Per Day
1.51
I read all of his books back in the day. Even one aboard a submarine that is sort of a cat and mouse game between the American sub and the Chinese which makes me think about some of the stuff they are doing in the South China Sea today. The Bear and the Dragon was also great even if long. I LOVE books and movies like these. I miss his books. Always extremely knowledgable without being technical to the point where you get bored. I should reread some of them. Especially if they are still relevant.  


Logged
Private Message Reply: 1 - 2
_ghostwriters
Posted: May 17th, 2020, 11:40pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
A helluva long way from LA
Posts
1014
Posts Per Day
0.25
Pia, aboard a sub, nice.

Being an old school Clancy fan, I've read a lot of his stuff, most I liked. Bear and the Dragon was good one. It's been a while, but I definitely remember it being thick and heavy.  But they're all long. One for sure have to be prepared for that.  Not sure which I'll read next, but it'll be one I haven't yet.



"When I dive... I go deep, only to surface the hub when necessary."

Logged
Private Message Reply: 2 - 2
 Pages: 1
Recommend Print

Locked Board Board Index    Books  [ previous | next ] Switch to:
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on


Powered by E-Blah Platinum 9.71B © 2001-2006