Tom Clancy's Op-Center #11: Call to Treason

Tom Clancy's Op-Center #11: Call to Treason

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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Call to Treason is yet another gripping addition to the bestselling series masterminded by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. The Op-Center's budget is slashed, leaving General Mike Rodgers in the market for a new job. When presidential candidiate Senator Donald Orr recruits Rodgers to act as his military advisor, it sounds like a perfect…  See more details below

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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Call to Treason is yet another gripping addition to the bestselling series masterminded by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. The Op-Center's budget is slashed, leaving General Mike Rodgers in the market for a new job. When presidential candidiate Senator Donald Orr recruits Rodgers to act as his military advisor, it sounds like a perfect transition. There's just one problem. A spree of deaths may be tied to Orr's presidential run and Rodgers must decide whether to sign on or shut it down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101003701
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2004
Series:
Tom Clancy's Op-Center Series , #11
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
60,963
File size:
447 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author



Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.



 



At one time, Tom Clancy was an obscure Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history and only a letter to the editor and a brief article on the MX missile to his credit. Years before he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red Octoberthe story of a Russian submarine captain who defects to the United Statessold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn” and “non-put-downable.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.



Clancy’s next novel, Red Storm Rising, took on U.S./Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern war scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Other bestsellers followed: Patriot Games dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin focused on spies, secrets and the strategic defense initiative; Clear and Present Danger asked what if there was a real war on drugs; The Sum of All Fears centered around post-Cold War attempts to rekindle U.S./Soviet animosity; Without Remorse took on the rising U.S. drug trade and Vietnam War era POW’s; and Debt of Honor explored the hazards of American/Japanese economic competition, the vulnerability of America’s financial system, and the dangers of military downsizing. In light of the events of September 11, 2001, Debt of Honor demonstrated once and for all Clancy’s cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. The novel ends with a suicide attack against the U.S. Capitol Building by a terrorist flying a 747 out of Dulles airport.





Clancy’s uninterrupted string of best sellers continued with Executive Orders, which combined the threat of biological and conventional terrorism with the instability of the Persian Gulf region; Rainbow Six, which explored the dual threats posed by former Soviet intelligence operatives willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder, and genetically engineering bio weapons; and The Bear and The Dragon, which posited a limited war between China, the U.S. and Russia.





Clancy’s nonfiction works include Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airbornea series of guided tours of America’s warfighting assets. He has also written three books in an extraordinary nonfiction series that looks deep into the art of war through the eyes of America’s outstanding military commanders. Into The Storm: A Study in Command, written with armor and infantry General Fred Franks Jr., and Every Man a Tiger, written with Air Force General Chuck Horner, won unanimous praise for their detailed exploration of traditional war-fighting from the ground and from the air. The third book in the Commanders series, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces, written with General Carl Stiner, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, tells the story of the soldiers whose training, resourcefulness, and creativity make them capable of jobs that few other soldiers can handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don’t apply.  






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Tom Clancy's Op-Center #11: Call to Treason 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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JMBennett More than 1 year ago
Call of Treason by Tom Clancy-Save your money. After reading Call to Treason I am not going to lie when I say I was a very disappointed with this one. This is the eleventh book in the Op-Center series, and is the weakest story yet. Instead of an international crisis or espionage mission, Op-Center is the target of a budget axe, and must downsize. Most of the characters seem dry and dragged out with no depth what so ever. Instead of being like Clancy¿s other books and taking a military or spy aspect this book seems very political and boring. Dry sums it all up. The book is lacking some of Tom Clancy¿s main book traits such as twists, action, and thrills. Throughout the book it seems as if the book gets hazy and boring unlike the other Op-Center books which are clear and full of suspense. The book starts of with a man named William Wilson who is killed by an unknown assassin, but is presumed to have had a heart attack. Then the story moves into General Mike Rodgers life. He is one of the many officers in Op-Center and knows about the budget cut that is being made. What he did not expect was that he would be one of the first to go. For Rodgers, Senator Donald Orr is interested in a strong military advisor for his presidential campaign run. In the rest of the book the action and dialogue continue being blan and blah while the story line does not improve either. In all honesty the book was not that great and is not worth the ten dollars. I would suggest reading something else and even if you are desperate avoid this book. With a boring story line and shallow characters the mix makes a very boring read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another well written and captivating novel. The author brings insight and knowledge to the political process. Everything is believable and I felt as if this could be happening today. I hope that the Op-center series doesn't stop.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another well written and captivating novel. The author brings insight and knowledge to the political process. Everything is believable and I felt as if this could be happening today. I hope that the Op-center series doesn't stop.