Without Remorse

Without Remorse

Book - 2013
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Part Death Wish and part Missing in Action, this tells the story of how former navy seal John Kelly became CIA operative John Clark. Set in the waning years of Vietnam, we meet recently widowed John Kelly as falls in love with a prostitute. She is brutally murdered by her drug running pimp and most of the book chronicles Kelly's quest for revenge, interspersed with the CIA's attempt to rescue american POWs from North Vietnam.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2013, ©1994.
ISBN: 9780425143322
Characteristics: 750 pages ; 18 cm.

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

Coarse Language: Some swearing. Also, Mr. Kelly's deceased girlfriend is referred to in very vulgar fashion a couple of times by the ones who killed her.

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

Sexual Content: Reference is made to things that were done to the prostitutes in the organization.

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Mr. Kelly is one dark individual.

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

Violence: Rape, sexual, physical and mental abuse of prostitutes. Also depicted is violence against American P.O.W.'s in Vietnam. Lastly, Mr. Kelly exercises vigilante justice.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 30, 2017

So author modified Marvel Comics's Punisher origin story & maybe his story arcs.
Still very good gritty Cold-war period piece novel as United States & Soviet Union forced to defuse separate international crisis in North Vietnamese P.O.W camp

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gtct
Mar 01, 2014

Just finished re-reading one of Clancy's best novels. Well worth the effort.

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

Though not the first one written, this is chronologically the first book in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan / John Kelly (Clark) series. It is the second one I have read, with "Rainbow Six" being the first. This blows "Rainbow Six" away. It is Rambo meets Batman (the Dark Knight version of Batman).

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

DirtyHarry55 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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DirtyHarry55
May 14, 2012

Retired Vietnam veteran and Navy SEAL John Kelly becomes a widower and finds a new love. She is, however, quickly taken from him. He then sets out to avenge her death and, at the same tim, is sucked back into the Vietnam war for a very special black operation.

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DirtyHarry55
May 03, 2012

"Kelly, there's two kinds of people in the world, the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves." - Admiral James Greer

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