Tom Clancy's Power Plays #6: Cutting Edge [NOOK Book]

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Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African ...
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Tom Clancy's Power Plays #6: Cutting Edge

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Overview

WIRED.



 



Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious—and expensive—endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts—and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane…once and for all.



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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the sixth installment of this series, Roger Gordian, head of Uplink Communications, is setting up a fiberoptic network to service Africa. His competition, Harlan Devane, doesn't really want Roger to succeed and proceeds to kidnap his daughter. The Uplink team has to fight cunningly and fiercely to locate and free Roger's daughter and neutralize Harlan. George DiCenzo's reading in this action and technical detail-filled book is, overall, adequate; his voice is clear and he enunciates well. The dialog is appropriately emotional, though his non-American accents all sound pretty much alike. Public libraries should consider.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101002612
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2002
  • Series: Tom Clancy's Power Plays Series , #6
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 192,685
  • File size: 471 KB

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.  







In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored 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.
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    1. Hometown:
      Huntingtown, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 12, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Date of Death:
      October 1, 2013
    2. Place of Death:
      Baltimore, Maryland

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WIRED.

Africa becomes the battleground of twenty-first-century war. As fiber-optic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The Pan-African fiber-optic ring is his most ambitious‹and expensive‹endeavor to date.

His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Devane trades in black-market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, and the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts‹and kidnaps his daughter.

Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to save his daughter and turn the tables against DevaneŠonce and for all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    CLANCY ! COME BACK TO WORK!

    I AM TRULY SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BOOK. CLANCY HAS WRITTEN GREAT BOOKS, AS A MATTER OF FACT SET STANDARDS IN THE INDUSTRY. BUT THIS BOOK WHICH I WOULD CALL 'FRANCHISING' IS AWFUL. IT SEEMS THAT MR.PREISSLER TRIED TO FILL AS MANY PAGES AS HE COULD TO HAVE A BOOK OF A CERTAIN THICKNESS. I WILL FINISH IT, BUT UNFORTUNATELY NOT ENJOY IT LIKE THE PREVIOUS 'CLANCY' BOOKS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    Long winded and tiresome.

    I have read 18 Clancy books including some Op Center and Net Force. Cutting Edge is my first and last of Power Plays series. I have read 5 other books while trying to finish this long winded and tiresome book. The story line is fine but it seems the author is trying to impress someone with descriptions that are unneeded and distracting. It is as if he were just trying to fill to reach a mandatory number of pages. I am very surprised that Clancy would allow his name on this. Do not waste your time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2003

    Dull

    Tom Clancy's original books were great. Too bad commercialism has taken over his life. As his cover states: Created by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg, and written by Jerome Preisler. ????? Who ever heard of writing a book by committee? It definately is not Clancy's writing. The story drags for three quarters of the book with many referances to earlier book story lines before predictable action occurs. This is not the first time I have been disappointed in Clancy's 'committee' books. I don't think I will waste my time in the future trying to guess which of his books are worth reading. There are too many good, consistant writers out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    Best of the Power Plays Books

    This series just keeps getting better at the hands of masterful writer Jerome Preisler -- I love the edgy psychological portraits he draws with his characterizations and the way he builds tension from book to book with running storylines. The grudge match between Tom Ricci and Siegfried Kuhl left me on the edge of my seat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2003

    Great book

    Awsome book written a little different than all of his other books but still Great a deffinet reccomend. You must read.

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