Serving as the sequel to Clear and Present Danger , main character Jack Ryan , who is now the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence , tries to stop a crisis concerning the Middle East peace process where Palestinian and former East German terrorists conspire to bring the United States and Soviet Union into nuclear war. It debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. The necessity for the strike is averted, but an Israeli copy of a Mark 12 nuclear bomb is accidentally left on an A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft flown by Captain Mutti Zadin, which is subsequently shot down over Syria near Kafr Shams. The nuclear weapon is lost , buried in the field of a Druze farmer. Eighteen years later, an Israeli police captain coincidentally the brother of the downed pilot converts to a fundamentalist sect of Hasidic Judaism after discovering his wife had an extramarital affair and attempts to instigate a violent demonstration of Palestinians at the Temple Mount. When the demonstrators unexpectedly conduct a peaceful protest, Zadin orders the police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets at the protesters anyway, and kills the leader of the demonstration by shooting him point-blank.
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Lifeboat is a American survival film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead with William Bendix. It is set entirely on a lifeboat launched from a passenger vessel torpedoed and sunk by a Nazi U-boat. The film is the first in Hitchcock's "limited-setting" films, the others being Rope , Dial M for Murder , and Rear Window It is the only film Hitchcock made for 20th Century Fox. Though highly controversial in its time for what many interpreted as its sympathetic depiction of a German U-boat captain, Lifeboat is now viewed more favorably and has been listed by several modern critics as one of Hitchcock's more underrated films.
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