Tom Clancy's Power Plays #1: Politika

Tom Clancy's Power Plays #1: Politika

by Tom Clancy, Martin H. Greenberg, Jerome Preisler
     
 

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It is 1999. The sudden death of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable.

One of Russia's provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States and

Overview

It is 1999. The sudden death of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable.

One of Russia's provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States and evidence points to the Russian government.

Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy. Determined to find those responsible for the attack, he calls upon his crisis control team to interven. But Gordian doesn't realize how far the terrorists will go and how much he has to lose...

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Actor Jay O. Sanders provides an acceptable narration of best-selling author Clancy's (Debt of Honor, Audio Reviews, LJ 11/15/94) reactivation of hostilities between the United States and Russia. With widespread crop failures and the sudden death of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian situation is dire at best. Old-school communists see the opportunity to scuttle American relief efforts by launching a terrorist attack in Times Square. Roger Gordian, a U.S. businessman, finds his multinational corporation in peril and takes the initiative to prevent escalation to full-scale war. Sanders's Russian accents are shaky and seem more appropriate to a Rocky and Bullwinkle adventure. Clancy's abridged story is subject to frequent character shifts, and the action is difficult to follow. Libraries may skip this disjointed effort. Not recommended.--Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L., IA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425162781
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Tom Clancy's Power Plays Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.78(h) x 1.02(d)
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.

Martin H. Greenberg was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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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