A terrorist bomb explodes during a South Korean celebration of the anniversary of the election of its first president....
On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message....
CIA analyst Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack....
In this factual account written with General Carl Steiner (Ret.), a commander who held responsibility for all U.S. Special Operations forces, we get insight into a largely secretive community....
For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA....
When Muslim fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands....
In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become a CIA legend....
When the shadowy mastermind launches his master plan, he wants Net Force to be looking the other way....
Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world....
Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away....
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world. And then tragedy struck....
In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency....
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 online in Turkey. A mobile version of the permanent crisis-management facility, the ROC is a cutting-edge surveillance and information mecca. And its team can see exactly what the Kurdish rebels are trying to do. But the terrorists are more resourceful than anyone thinks. They also have ways of obtaining classified information. And the Regional Op-Center is a prize not to be passed up.
Would you consider the audio edition of Acts of War to be better than the print version?
The audio book and the print version are both excellent and as usual complement each other.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Acts of War?
The Israli spies saving Paul Hood and the ambassadors when the Syrian President used them as bait to capture the terrorists.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Mike Rodger's execution of the terrorist that tortured him.
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it took a bit to get into the story but after the first five chapters I was hooked. rolling needs to stop using words like modem modem modem you don't modem anything, you fax it or email it or text it. Romans or use of speech notwithstanding you certainly getting better. he's actually starting to throw some Tom Clancy surprises into his stories. I'll let you know after the next one in the series
Lots of killing. You expect it and it is. The story gets better at the end though..
Would you try another book from the authors and/or Michael Kramer?
I will give him another try but I am cautious
Has Acts of War turned you off from other books in this genre?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment as I have been enjoying the Opp Centre series however the amount of time given to what felt like reading operations manuals and giving an overview of every possible thing that could go wrong while talking to the president, dragged on an on and on as did other parts of this book, it made me want to skip to the next book. I am hoping that the rest of the series is better.
so far this has to be my favorite Ops Center. love the characters conflict and watching the grow. it also set up some of the smaller characters for a larger part.
Moves pretty slow. Overall okay story. Feels like a character development story more than anything.
Mr. Kramer can ruin even the best of written books. It is a challenge to follow which character is saying what thanks in no small part to Mr. Kramers monotone voice and feeble attempts to give spice to his voice. My personal option is that Mr. Kramer's syle is poorly suited for this genre. I think he should do educational books.
Great story I couldn't stop listening. I am all set for the next exciting episode.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This book has too much detail and it's boring<br/>
What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Cut out the detail.
Any additional comments?
Don't bother to spend your money on this book
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.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful