Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon #1

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon #1

by Tom Clancy, David Michaels
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Overview

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon #1 by Tom Clancy, David Michaels

The U.S. Army’s Special Forces are known for their highly specialized training and courage behind enemy lines. But there’s a group that’s even more stealthy and deadly. It’s comprised of the most feared operators on the face of the earth—the soldiers of Ghost Recon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101003763
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Series: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 21,091
File size: 596 KB

About the Author

David Michaels is the author of two novels in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series and several in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series.

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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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon #1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, this person must be hating on poor Mr. Clancy. The book us action packed and full of details. If you were hoping for a romantic book, tough luck. The book expresses the true nature of a covert war and the warriors who fight them. Brutal. You do not go to war and look for Barbies or other girly things. This book excells in the aspect of a secret epic fighting force. Ignore 28. The book is the best one that I have on my Nook. It is well deserving of the $10 cost for this literary MASTERPIECE! END OF CONVERSATION! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...and I love bad SyFy channel movies. This book was worse than terrible. I am a Tom Clancy fan, and a member of my family bought me this travesty as a gift, thinking it was by Tom Clancy. She could not have been more wrong. This literary debacle was actually written by David Michaels, who for all intents and purposes may as well be a twelve-year-old video game fanatic who can recite the stats of various digital characters and weapons purely from memory. In fact, that seems to be exactly what he does when describing both. There is virtually no growth for any of the two-dimensional cast, whose interactions are as stilted and unnatural as could possibly be imagined. To continue, I suppose I shall just explain my ratings: Characters - As I said earlier, they may as well be made from cardboard. There is no development and each one seems to be dictated by a single personality trait that makes all of their actions and reactions worse than predictable. The most compelling character was the nemesis' ancient family sword. Plot - Left much to be desired. It seemed to be completely focused on putting the main characters into ridiculous situations where their only possible escape was a seemingly impossible yet non-altogether-unexpected stunt which involved the gridly deaths of an obscene number of emeny goons, each one in a different and equally gory manner. Writing Style - May as well be nonexistant. Michaels writes with a slow, boring narrative that never diverges from its obvious path to explain either motivations or thought processes. He sticks to simply telling what happened, spending more time on describing suns than what the characters were doing and why. Originality - The book was inspired by a video game. Need I say more? I will: though he does not simply re-hash a video game's background story, there is nothing either new or exciting in Michaels writing. Nothing makes you think or surprises you. Book Cover - I gave this one 2 stars because it does actually make you think (at least for a second) that the book (which I cannot, for obvious reasons, dignify with the descriptor 'novel') was written by Tom Clancy. Poor Tom; he's having his reputation ruined by drivel. At least the deception is for a good cause: David Michaels doesn't seem to have any marketable skills. The book is not offbeat. In fact, it's so on-beat that it's preposterous. Keep wishing that Michaels will throw you a curveball, but at the same time you are 100% certain that he won't. It's actually sad. The book is not dramatic. The descriptions are lackluster and a couple of times I found myself thinking "I'm pretty sure that word doesn't mean what Mr. Michaels thinks it means." But then, that's the editor's job, isn't it? The book is neither touching nor romantic; there are only 2 female characters who appear for all of about 3 scenes, and there is no emotion to be found anywhere. I was also never thrilled, in any sense of the word, by Ghost Recon. Ghost Recon is not good for book clubs; it's boring. I would rather sleep away a rainy day or simply watch the rain fall - it's more interesting, you see. I could better escape by twiddling my thumbs and, having recieved the book as a gift, I would rather have the money. The only reason it's in my permanent library is because I don't throw books away. It gets 2 stars for topical conversation, however, because a good conversation could begin like this: "Dude, have you re
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"There are millions of elite Authors out there, but tom clancy may be our best shot at a great tactical book seriese." The man said, still shrouded in shadow. The commander looked up at him for a moment, then laughed. "Tom clancy? That loose cannon? You cant be serious. Why should i choose him?" The stranger chuckled. "Because," hed said, "hes the founder of ghost recon."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy is the best and what more does anyone have to say...............
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first Tom Clancy book read and i enjoyed it.. Liked the story and characters plus all the things that relate to the video games. I think its worth a read. 
mwkca More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy is known for exciting and dramatic novels. His detail in OPS info with the latest in Technological advances holds you interest throughout the entire novel. Usage of your imagination begins from chapter 1 through the final. Definitely a must read
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Great book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best military books that I have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is another amazing tom clancy. Thie auther has made several (out of 128 books) such as the cardinal of the kremlin and the hunt for red october plus rainbow six and the splinter cell series. I would highly recommend this book if you are alowed to see profanity.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancys Ghost Recon was not a waste of money, but just not worth the time to read. ONe, it was actually writen by a different author, not Tom Clancy. It was missing the same story elements that could be found in Tom Clancys books, such as Red Storm Rising. Instead, it was written with less suspense then a story like this should have. Overall, the story was good, I just felt that the author, David Michaels, could have done a better job.
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If you like action books, then any book by Clancy is well worth reading.
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I really enjoyed this book, a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was good but the games old and complcated black ops 2 is way beter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the first book?
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Is this book good