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Posted October 22, 2014
I have read very few Tom Clancy books, but the few that I have read I found extremely interesting. This book is probably one of the best ones I've read so far. What makes it so interesting to me is that, in this book, people who technically do not exist have to save some of the most powerful people in the world while assuring that the entire world's economy doesn't get destroyed by a bunch of terrorists.
The main character, Sam Fisher, along with his partner in the field, Briggs, who are a part of the top secret group Fourth Echelon, who answer only to the president, Patricia Linklater Caldwell, are given the task of saving Igor Kasperov after his sudden disappearance. Igor Kasperov, interestingly odd billionaire, owns one of the largest and most successful antivirus software companies in the world. We find out deep into the book that he disappeared because the Kremlin ordered him to unleash a catastrophic computer virus against the United States and he disobeyed, fleeing for his life. Many characters in this amazing book about behind-the-lines warfare, such as Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), Fisher and Briggs' main "distraction", Kestrel, retired field operator for the Russians, or even Abu Jafar Harawi, who (spoiler alert) dies in the first chapter, affect how the book moves along, producing more problems for the pair of Fourth Echelon members. One of these problems include saving Kasperov's daughter, who was captured by the Russians in order to attempt finding Kasperov himself.
I recommend this book to anybody at the age of 15 or 16 in up due to the somewhat-frequent use of profane language and some graphic scenes that might not be suitable to individuals below that age. However, this is, all in all, a great book for people interested in any type of science fiction and/or warfare. Thank you for reading.
Posted May 12, 2014
I loved the book overall. You could tell by some of Sam's dialog this was a different writer. Of all the Splinter Cell books this one seems more for the people who played Blacklist and Conviction than those who just read the series. My only "tiff" was the story arc seemed to happen earlier than I expected and the last couple of chapters were no where as exciting. To me, anyway.
I loved the fact it had follow-ups from the game. Kobin and Kestrel are one of my favorite charactes and it was great to see more of them. The scene in the old butcher shop near Chernobyl between Sam and Kestrel was one of my favorites.
Posted November 28, 2013
Posted July 18, 2013
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