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Games of State [Hardcover]

Tom Clancy , Steve Pieczenik
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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April 1 1997 Windsor Selections
4 cassettes / 4 hours
Read by John Rubinstein


The third novel in the blockbuster bestselling series, Op-Center

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 dead 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 use cutting-edge technology to promote hate and to influence world events.
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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 is the bestselling author of Executive Orders, The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, and many, many more.

Steve Pieczenik, M.D., Ph.d., a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and M.I.T.-trained political scientist, is a world-renowned hostage negotiator and international crisis manager He is also the bestselling novelist of the psycho-political thrillers The Mind Palace, Blood Heat, Maximum Vigilance, and Pax Pacifica.

About the Reader
John Rubinstein has performed on Broadway in Pippin, M. Butterfly, and Children of a Lesser God, for which he won a Tony Award.  His feature films include Another Stakeout, Someone to Watch Over Me, and The Boys from Brazil.  He has starred in the television series Family and Crazy Like a Fox.  John Rubinstein has previously performed Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War and Debt of Honor for Random House Audio Books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad research? March 10 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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 necessary. How can you write about "Chaos Days" in Hanover as a neo-Nazi Event? Even if its a fictitious story, and even if you are American, there is no way that you can mistake a "traditional" left-wing event with a Nazi-event.
There are many details about Europe and Germany in particular in that book that are flatout wrong or badly researched. Stick to the truth.
Making easy money might have been the only idea behind this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of the Series Nov. 10 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Disregarding the fact that it was pretty slow moving, it was very good. This story takes place during the chaos days, a time where Neo-Nazis, Skinheads etc. celebrate racism and what they stand for (I hope you know what that is). Anyway, Paul Hood and some of collegues travel to Germany to by weapons and the latest technology. But things go awry when a group of Neo-Nazis raid a movie setting killing almost everyone. Here are my overall thoughts on this novel:
PROS:
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.
CONS:
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.
OVERALL:
This is the best book in the Op-Center series, hands down. I highly reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Knowledgable - Well Written Drama Jan. 6 2003
By Techie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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 written. The way it flowed it really made me want to continue on. Use of gadgetry was studied, believable and just interesting. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Readable Book! Oct. 29 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was a very readable book. This book reflects some of the events that are at this moment happening in the world. You are beginning to see the emergence of Neo-Nazi groups in Germany as well as in the rest of Europe. Clancy uses these groups to play an ultimate. Paul Hood and Striker are on the scene in Europe doing business for op-center and are able to save the day for the forces of good. The ringleader of the Neo-Nazis is definitely an evil individual. Striker is able to save the European area as well as the rest of the world from chaos. This was a very good read. You will not be dissapointed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rare lack of knowledge Aug. 18 2000
By WizOp
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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.
I am german, a citizen of Hanover, where Clancy set much of his plot - and the connection between real events and the story plot would make SOME research neccessary, I guess. But all the research found in this novel is reading a roadmap of Germany, and even that is done badly. Anything else is pure fiction, and the relation to real events is only in the name.
Where is the author that takes up so much time researching things BEFORE writing? THIS thing is just making money...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Clancy Yarn! May 21 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. There were some parts that I just didn't know the meaning for them being there. Like the part where the FBI raided the New York house, what was the point of that, why was it there? And a guy in a wheelchair with a terrified girl, fighting an army of neo-Nazis. Come on!
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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good March 21 2000
By Dane
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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 realistic. It as all of tom clancys books do drove me to whant to read more.Another thing about it is that it had interesting curves not many other books have making it even better. A Pretty Darn Good Book!
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By David
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. He just came up with the idea, and sold it. Note that amazon.com doesn't even list an author for these books, just creators (Clancy and Pieczenik). That alone should tell you something.
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