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  • Balance of Power

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #5
  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

The Op-Center team heads for Spain, where ethnic conflicts threaten to break out into a conflagration. As the novel's intelligence chief Bob Herbert puts it, this clash "will make the Spanish Civil War look like a brawl." The intelligence team's efforts to defuse the crisis are foiled when an Op-Center representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a high-level diplomatic meeting. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish War - no matter what the cost. Now the crew must delicately navigate the treacherous shoals of a planned insurrection by a popular Spanish general and his troops.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is an imitation Clancy book

  • By Allen Anthony on 02-08-16

Misleading author claim

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-11

I just finished this book and found the same problems with it as I found with "Acts of War" Too many characters, too much jumping around in the story line and extremely poor story. I would give it zero stars if that were an option.

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  • Acts of War

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #4
  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Kurdish terrorists have attacked a dam inside the borders of Turkey, threatening the water supply of their very homeland. It is not insanity, but the first step in a deceptively simple plan: force all-out war in the Middle East, drawing in the major players in the new world order. What the terrorists don't know is that a new Regional Op-Center is now on-line in Turkey. A mobile version of the permanent crisis-management facility, the ROC is a cutting-edge surveillance and information mecca.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Op-center only gets better

  • By James on 06-18-14

Not written by Tom Clancy!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-11

Too many characters. Too much jumping around in the story line. Poor story; I knew the ending after 10 minutes of listening. I think it is misleading to put Tom Clancy's name on the book when he didn't write it.

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