Tom Clancy's Op-Center #9: Mission of Honor

Tom Clancy's Op-Center #9: Mission of Honor

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by Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
     
 

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On the surface it seems a simple case: a group of African militiamen have kidnapped a priest and ordered all Catholic missionaries to leave the nation of Botswana. But the Vatican thinks otherwise. At its urging, Op-Center investigates -- and finds that the real purpose of the crime is a plan by outside forces to destabilize the government and seize the nation's…  See more details below

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On the surface it seems a simple case: a group of African militiamen have kidnapped a priest and ordered all Catholic missionaries to leave the nation of Botswana. But the Vatican thinks otherwise. At its urging, Op-Center investigates -- and finds that the real purpose of the crime is a plan by outside forces to destabilize the government and seize the nation's diamond mines. With its military team,Striker, out of commision, Op-Center must reinvent itself -- and head straight into the crossfire of an African war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101003688
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2002
Series:
Tom Clancy's Op-Center Series , #9
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
55,562
File size:
609 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.  







Most recently, Dr. Pieczenik has been pursuing the world of television films. He was executive producer and creator with Tom Clancy of the highly acclaimed Op Center miniseries based on the best-selling book series, and his and Tom Clancy's miniseries entitled Netforce. The television rights to his current novel State Of Emergency have been sold to ABC Pictures.




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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Huntingtown, Maryland
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1947
Date of Death:
October 1, 2013
Place of Birth:
Baltimore, Maryland
Education:
Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969

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Tom Clancy's Op-Center #9: Mission of Honor 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book has its moments but a Jack Ryan novel it is not. Clancy must be having writers block or wanting to make an easy buck. The marketing gurus paste Clancy's name all over it to entice you to buy it even though he did not write it, then the story comes up a little flat and very average. The story has some moments when it is pretty good but too many moments when it is not. Implausable characters and storyline are difficult to overcome but the book is at least mildly entertaining.Alas, the end is poor and there is nothing worse than reading a book that ends badly. Loose ends, unresolved issues and lame resolutions of the story lines. Mildly entertaining but better to borrow than to purchase! I will opt-out of future op-center readings, give me Jack Ryan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book 'Mission of Honor' is a great book. If you like books about kidnappings, and the inside story of how a government operation tries to find the missing, this is a book for you. I liked how Tom Clancy would put himself into the different characters, and become them, the book seemed almost real. The one thing I didn't like, was every other chapter they would return to the op-center headquarters and talk about totally unrelated topics, it threw me off, but I still liked the book. If you like adventure, and suspense this is the book for you. Enjoy the book, I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Clancy book I read. The beggining to me was pretty boring and I stopped reading it for a while. But I picked it back up and read it to the end. An extremely exciting and thrilling climax. I read the last 100 pages without taking my eyes off of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was enjoyable and had a great plot. Of course it was no 'Op-Center: Line of Control' but it was still good. It had some action at the end that made it better. In closing, this is must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of logic behind it. It doesn't have the approach were they go in shooting and thats why I liked it. The plot was great and there were some very good action scenes. Over all, this book recives a nine or ten(on a scale from 1-10)
Guest More than 1 year ago
most of tom clancy's books are good. op-center sires are cool. it is a war time 1990's, terroris, blood book. the book's setting is in afrca. a good acttion book good book for teens. i like the books
Guest More than 1 year ago
Slow paced and little action. Clearly not Clancy's best or even close to it. Almost considered boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is some interesting facts about Voodoos and Africains but there is little action and very slow paced. the chapters are also too short and the only reason it's so good is the descriptions. Overall it's okay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work is demanding of your attention and will keep you guessing as to the outcome of a quite dubious situation which has the potential to erupt into an international wildfire.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so great it feutures alot of action. The story is awesom.Just like a real thing buy this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!