Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell #3: Checkmate

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He is Sam Fisher: Third Echelon special operative. And when a cargo freighter loaded down with radioactive material is headed towards the coast of the United States, he has minutes to disable the ship - or die trying.

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Overview

He is Sam Fisher: Third Echelon special operative. And when a cargo freighter loaded down with radioactive material is headed towards the coast of the United States, he has minutes to disable the ship - or die trying.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425212783
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/7/2006
  • Series: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 141,169
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. 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 October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Fd

    Do u hav to read the others to understand this one?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Best book in the series so far!

    This book was by far the best book in the series so far. Written by a different author under the same pseudonym, delivers a more realistic, action packed, and detailed story than the previous books. I felt as though Sam Fisher was the bad-a that he's supposed to be than the last books. I read this book in 2 days because I could't put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2006

    Far beyond the first two

    First, like everyone else in the world, i love the new third person view of Fisher. And really, did Micheals go a writing class or something, because everything is written so much better, from dialogue,, to action, to the realization that you don't need swears every line to keep you interested. The only reason that i gave this a four is that there were several gramatical errors, but it isn't enough to take away from the experience.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Great book!

    This one was my favorite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Firepelt

    Im here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    A good continuation

    A very good third installment in the series. The only thing i didnt like was that the Fisher parts of he novel are no longer in first person; that was what made his character that much more close to the reader

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Explosive!

    Read Tom Clancys Splinter Cell!
    It is Explosive!

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    No escaping Third Echelon!!!

    Wherever the bad guys may be hiding, anywhere in the world, Third Echelon will hunt them down. From the U.S., to some remote island, and to Asia. There is nowhere they can't go, and nowhere they can't send Sam Fisher. Even when the odds are stacked against him, there is no length that Sam will not go to get the job done.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Great read for the leisure reader.

    Like the rest of Tom Clancy's series, this is a great book to pass some time. Nothing like Tom Clancy's writing, so story doesn't draw itself out too long. It's a quick read with plenty of action and suspenseful events.

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

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    CHECKMATE

    I am going to say a few choice words about this book. Love it, wish I had more Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Series books to add to my collection. I dub myself illiterate but how can I say that when I love reading. (I hate English Class.) I recommend this to the people with great love for action books especially with Sam Fisher.

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  • Posted May 14, 2009

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    Good book but the fisrt two was really better

    Mr. David Michaels listen to me forget the review i made for the first splinter cell book you wrote. the first one and the second one was a masterpiece. Dont get me wrong checkmate is a good book but it falls really short to what you came up with the first 2 books you wrote. go back and write the way you wrote the first 2 books you wrote please.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2008

    Serious case of 'Could've been better'

    It was totally obvious within the first page that the style of writing had changed. Easy to follow, yes. But every scenerio was a duplicate of the other aside from the location. Also, it was written in third-person rather than Sam Fisher telling the reader his story. With a little luck the writer of the next in the series will read these reviews and work on the style of writing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2007

    Obviously a different writer!

    Well, it is obvious that a different writer took on this book. It was a good plot and action, but the style of narration was so different that it seemed like the writer didn¿t even know what the other two books, or character was about. The grammatical errors in this book was so distracting that it was pain full to read. I hope the next one is better.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    Better and worse

    I am a huge fan of splinter cell and i have been since the games came out. my thoughts on checkmate were that it had a quite amazingly plot and the action beat the other two books by miles. however the gramatical errors made it a somewhat difficult read at times. i like the third person but i wouldn't mind figuring out more of whats going on in Fishers head. all and all good job i can't wait for fall out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2007

    Different Writing

    This book was very good. It's basically a non-stop action covert operation and this is the reason why it kept me wanting to read more. I miss the first-person writing and I also miss the beginning action introduction when he says, 'My name is Sam Fisher. And I am a Splinter Cell.' That was missed in this book, but I can't wait for the 4th novel to come out in December. Keep writing these books please!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2007

    One of the best....

    Splinter Cell: Checkmate has mangaged to stay just as good as the first two. Even with a new author and the 'third-person view', it kept me just as involved in the storyline as the others. (However, the beginning started off okay but became tremendously better as it went on.) This is a must-buy whether you've read the other books in the series or not!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2007

    A reviewer

    The book has a good plot and action, but I did not like how it was written in third person. It seemed to be dialog, he goes on a mission, finds things, more dialog, another mission, kill some people, dialog, blah blah blah. I wish Raymond Benson, the writer of the first two, would return for the others. Let us all home that the new one, supposedly coming out this November, is better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2007

    THIRD PERSON SOOO BAD

    i got to say this book disappointed me, it should been better. Why did he had to change it to third person, ruin all the fun, person point of view is alway better. so horrible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2007

    Not as good as the first two

    the book it self was o.k. but the third person point of view suck, they should of left it as it was in the first two which were how this one should of been so if there is a fourth book to follow and future ones please go back to the original formate as having first person narrations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    Not what I expected

    I had finished the splinter cell book and I was a little disappointed. I felt the author rushed the book and did not take his time to write it. I feel that he needed to put more action in and really get the reader into the book.

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