Games of State: Op-Center 03 Mass Market Paperback – Jun 1 1996
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In the newly unified Germany, old horrors are reborn. It is the beginning of Chaos Days, a time when neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect bad dreams. But this year, Germany isn't the only target. Plans are afoot to destabilize Europe and cause turmoil throughout the United States. Paul Hood and his team, already in Germany to buy technology for the new Regional Op-Center, become entangled in the crisis. They uncover a shocking force behind the chaos--a group that uses cutting-edge technology to promote hate and influence world events. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it ï¿½the perfect yarn.ï¿½ Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.
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The novel keeps the novel real and along with this crisis Op-Center is trying to solve, Paul Hood is faced with a lover that abandoned him years before he got married. So along with this exterior conflict, you have a very intimate interior conflict. Along with this there are some very intense action sequences. For example, when Bob Herbert was being chased by Neo-Nazis, I was on the Edge of my seat.
There is only one main problem I have with this book and it is the fact that it's slow moving and I almost gave up on it. But besides that, I really enjoyed this book.
This is the best book in the Op-Center series, hands down. I highly reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys reading.
Imagine a group of psycho neo-Nazis trying to take over the world through the use of computers. This idea to me is a little far fetched even for Clancy. This novel was not one of Tom Clancy's best even though it got top billing. It was too much of a stretch from reality. Granted the idea used in the novel could possibly happen, there is just no way it could happen this way. The plot of this novel was not strong enough for me and I felt that the outcome was too predictable. The story starts out in America. This is were the idea of neo Nazism comes into effect through insignificant occurrences, that normally would have been over looked, which the main characters thought were important facts. The scene then travels to different parts of Germany and the plot develops to easily with every event tying into another much to early in the story which gave away the ending. The story then shifts to France for the conclusion. These changes of location was a major downfall because the reader had to decide were the story is taking place otherwise it did not make sense. The underlying problem throughout the whole novel was that in the story there were two or three groups of characters dealing with different situations simultaneously and the way that the reader can tell which group is being portrayed is from different sub-headings that state the location and the time of where it is taking place. This was aggravating because it never made sense to the reader because you would be reading about one group in a chapter then the next chapter it would switch to a different setting and group of characters. The central focus of the story is that each member of the Op-Center has some sort of personnel vendetta against the neo-Nazi groups.Read more ›
the imagination. However, I can recognize a book that he
did not write pretty easily. Games of State is right up
there with some of the worst techno-thrillers I have ever
Problem: Tom Clancy's books usually demonstrate strong
technical knowledge and accuracy. This book was full of
a lot of technological handwaving and some just plain
Problem: Clancy manages to present many characters in
such a way as to make them all believable. This book was
halfway there -- we had scads of characters, none of them
with the slightest amount of personality, and, to make
matters worse, they were all seemingly bound together by
the most improbable chain of coincidences I've ever seen...
some of which didn't even have any bearing on the plot.
This book reads like an adaptation of a made-for-TV movie.
If I were Tom Clancy, I would be embarassed to have my name
associated with this piece of trash.
Most recent customer reviews
I started to read Games of State a few days ago and I must say that I am very disappointed. It shows that American writers sometimes feel that thorough research is not really... Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by Florian Sametinger
Negatives: Would have rather the enemy not been the easy Nazi target, just because it is too predictable to use any more in my opinion, but
Positives: This was very well... Read more
This was a very readable book. This book reflects some of the events that are at this moment happening in the world. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2000 by Melvin Hunt
I usually am a fond reader of Tom Clancy's works, may they be fictional or factual. But this thing shows a rare lack of knowledge, which I find annoying. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2000 by WizOp
Good plot! Typical Clancy. I liked the indepth look at the characters, especially the way he portrayed Paul Hood's first love paranoia over Nancy. Read morePublished on May 21 2000 by Chris Nixon-Giles
This book wasn't quite as good as some of Tom Clacy's other books but still had a good story line! It brings to thought actual things we se in our every day life making it very... Read morePublished on March 21 2000 by Dane
I agree with all of you. The opcenter books are best described as garbage. But don't blame Tom Clancy - or do, but understand that he didn't write them. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 1999 by David