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10th Jun '16 1:14:06 PM Bense
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Alex Dobbens is uncomfortable about the attack on [[spoiler:Ryan's wife and daughter]], but not uncomfortable enough to turn down the money the ULA is offering. When the ULA hires him again for [[spoiler:the attack on the Ryan house]], he only agrees to go along if [[spoiler:Cathy, Sally, and the Ryans' maid (who is also black)]] are not targeted. This is when Miller begins to believe that Alex is sentimental and therefor untrustworthy.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Alex Dobbens is uncomfortable about the attack on [[spoiler:Ryan's wife and daughter]], but not uncomfortable enough to turn down the money the ULA is offering. When the ULA hires him again for [[spoiler:the attack on the Ryan house]], he only agrees to go along if [[spoiler:Cathy, Sally, and the Ryans' maid (who is also black)]] are not targeted. This is when Miller begins to believe that Alex is sentimental and therefor therefore untrustworthy.
10th Jun '16 1:10:06 PM Bense
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Alex Dobbens is uncomfortable about the attack on [[spoiler:Ryan's wife and daughter]], but not uncomfortable enough to turn down the money the ULA is offering. When the ULA hires him again for [[spoiler:the attack on the Ryan house]], he only agrees to go along if [[spoiler:Cathy, Sally, and the Ryans' maid (who is also black)]] are not targeted. This is when Miller begins to believe that Alex is sentimental and therefor untrustworthy.
9th Jun '16 7:32:32 PM PaulA
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* AscendedExtra: Robby Jackson, who had a tiny role in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'' as one of several outsider viewpoint characters, has a much bigger role here and is established as one of Jack Ryan's closest friends.
6th Jun '16 10:55:40 AM Bense
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* TheCavalry: A combination of the U.S. Marines, Coast Guard, FBI, Delta Force, and Maryland state troopers all show up to take on the terrorists at the end of the novel.
6th Jun '16 10:42:32 AM Bense
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The British police investigating the attack on the royals are quite impressed by Jack's "Cambridge Datamaster Model-C Field Computer", which has ''two megabytes'' of memory. Well it ''is'' pretty impressive for 1983.
6th Jun '16 10:41:20 AM Bense
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The British police investigating the attack on the royals are quite impressed by Jack's "Cambridge Datamaster Model-C Field Computer", which has ''two megabytes'' of memory. Well it ''is'' pretty impressive for 1983.
6th Jun '16 10:28:40 AM Bense
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* MistakenForServant: The terrorists mistake Sissy Jackson for the Ryans' maid. It's a fatal mistake, because they fail to realize there are unscheduled dinner guests in the Ryan home, and Bobby Jackson is later able to get the drop on them.

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* MistakenForServant: The terrorists mistake Sissy Jackson for the Ryans' maid. It's a fatal mistake, because they fail to realize there are unscheduled dinner guests in the Ryan home, and Bobby Robby Jackson is later able to get the drop on them.
6th Jun '16 10:25:36 AM Bense
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* MistakenForServant: The terrorists mistake Sissy Jackson for the Ryans' maid. It's a fatal mistake, because they fail to realize there are unscheduled dinner guests in the Ryan home, and Bobby Jackson is later able to get the drop on them.
6th Jun '16 10:15:56 AM Bense
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* TheRadioDiesFirst: When they rescue Miller the ULA disables the radios on the ferry transporting him to the Isle of Wight. [[spoiler: However they forget about the radio in the police van transporting him ''on'' the ferry, which saves Sgt. Highland's life and possibly the entire ferry, as they are able to call in help much sooner.]]

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* TheRadioDiesFirst: When they rescue Miller the ULA disables the radios (and engines) on the ferry transporting him to the Isle of Wight. [[spoiler: However they forget about the radio in the police van transporting him ''on'' the ferry, which saves Sgt. Highland's life and possibly the entire ferry, as they are able to call in help much sooner.]]
6th Jun '16 10:09:10 AM Bense
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* ExactWords: Ryan walks a fine line during his testimony in court when the prosecutor accuses him of being a CIA agent and he denies it. He did write a report for the CIA and worked at CIA headquarters in Langley while doing it, but as he later admits to his friends and wife:
-->"I told the truth -- barely. All my checks came through Mitre Corporation. Some sort of bookkeeping thing, and Mitre had the consulting contract...That's where the checks came from. That's who I was working ''for''. But CIA was where I was working ''at''."
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