1. Describe the opening scene in the book, including the people and locations involved.
Naval historian Jack Ryan, is in London on a working vacation with his wife, Cathy and four-year-old daughter, Sally. After a long day at work, Ryan is headed to the Mall, just outside of Buckingham Palace to meet his family.
2. What is Ryan thinking about as he is making his way to the Mall?
Ryan's thoughts are peaceful, reflecting on the beauty of the city and the fairness of the autumn weather.
3. What happens after Ryan hears a grenade blast? What does he order the family to do? How does Ryan know what to do?
Ryan's conversation with Cathy is interrupted by the sound of a grenade blast. Ryan's Marine training takes over and he orders his family to get down behind cover. Ryan moves forward to assess the situation.
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