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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.
Posted November 7, 2006
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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Posted January 9, 2004
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 12, 2003
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 31, 2003
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 18, 2003
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