Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan, #7) by Tom ClancyRazio Yamata is one of Japans most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rims 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.
Yamatas motivation lies in his desire to pay off aDebt 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 familys 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 Yamatas plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. Theres only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new Presidents National Security Advisor.
Debt Of Honor
Debt of Honor is a techno-thriller novel, written by Tom Clancy and released on August 17, The book debuted at number one on The New York Times bestseller list. Japanese industrialist Raizo Yamata has been plotting to bring back his country to a position of greatness for years, partly as revenge for the death of his family at the hands of American forces invading the island of Saipan during World War II. His opportunity comes when a car accident in eastern Tennessee , caused by faulty gas tanks made in Japan, results in the deaths of six American people. The incident leads to the swift passage of a law allowing the U. Along with covert support from China and India , they plot to curtail the U.
Debt of Honor is a novel by Tom Clancy. It is a continuation of the series featuring his character Jack Ryan. In this installment, Ryan has become the National Security Advisor when the Japanese government controlled by a group of corporate tycoons known as the Zaibatsu goes to war with the United States. One of the sub-plots in this novel on occupying the Siberian "Northern Resource Area" would later form part of the main plot of Clancy's later novel The Bear and the Dragon. Yamata then flies to Saipan—where, during the Second World War, his parents had jumped off a cliff with many other Japanese when American troops stormed the island —to buy a large tract of land. On this land and on a mountainous tract in the Japanese Home Islands, Yamata plans to build hardened silos to hold Russian-made satellite-launching vehicles that had originally been designed as ICBM's, carrying payloads made to Yamata's specifications. On Interstate 40 in Eastern Tennessee , a car accident involving a tractor-trailer and two Japanese-made cars results in the deaths of six people: two adults, two teenagers, a toddler, and an infant.