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YA-High drama unfolds in this high-tech thriller. The year is 2010 and virtually everything is run by computers. Someone with access to classified information is leaking secrets and posting it on the Internet for the entire world to see. Congress has created a security agency within the FBI called the Net Force to enforce the Net Laws. It is the job of Commander Alexander Michaels and his team to track down the ruthless hacker, whose illicit postings have caused a multitude of deaths. Readers are introduced to many different characters at the beginning of the book, and it takes several chapters for their relationship to become evident. Numerous acronyms are used for computer terminology and futuristic high-tech weaponry. Although they are spelled out the first time they appear, thereafter just the abbreviations are used. Still, teens will enjoy the prospect of future "virtual reality" and its impact on everyday life as well as the intriguing examination of America's intelligence and defense systems of the future. Although the story line tends to slow down in places, this novel offers international intrigue, murder, romance, treachery, and the limitless possibilities of the new millennium.
Anita Short, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Tom Clancy is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels including Rainbow Six, Executive Orders, and Debt of Honor. Steve Piezenik is the author of State of Emergency and co-creator of Tom Clancy's Op-Center series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
About 300 Pages of great story telling, but then an extra 200 page of complete nothing.
Most of the book was great and entertaining, but for a good part of it I read stuff... Read more
If you normally read Clancy because he writes well researched, feasible and well paced thrillers, then don't bother with this one. Read morePublished on June 10 2002
The year is 2010 and Net Force's Jay Gridley is cruising along in his viper, looking for clues. He's in a race with fellow computer geek, Joanna Winthorp, a tall and beautiful... Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2001 by Traveling Irishman
i cant beleve some people. this is a good book.. some people said that they have read tom clancy before then start to bad mouth him what is up with that? Read morePublished on July 3 2001 by khan
I was dazed and confused by the shiny cover I saw on the discount rack. The shiny cover had Tom Clancy's name; so I threw my dollar down. Read morePublished on March 30 2001 by K. Delaney
Like a government agent on the trail of a deadly terrorist is going to stop and take the time to write a new VR 'scenario' each time he searches the net for a clue? Please... Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2000
This book can best be described as James Bond meets Marvel Comics super heros. Some of the reviewers seem to think Tom Clancy is writing this junk. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2000 by Kent Kelley
This book is not the Tom Clancy that I had grown to admire as a great author. The bookstore should pay you for buying this mess. The first Net Force was readable. This book is not. Read morePublished on July 31 2000 by Melvin Hunt