Op-Center Mass Market Paperback – Feb 1 1995
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Tom Clancy's Op-Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. It is run by a team of operatives both within its own walls and out in the field. And when a job is too dirty--or too dangerous--it is the only place our government can turn. But nothing can prepare Director Paul Hood and his Op-Center crisis management team for what they are about to uncover--a very real, very frightening power play that could unleash new players in a new world order.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
YA?A terrorist bomb explodes at a celebration outside the Palace in Seoul, South Korea, with hundreds of casualties. Was it planted by angry North Koreans? Anti-reunification South Koreans? Or one group posing as the other to shift blame? Will the U.S. go in to help an ally? Speedy and efficient answers must be provided through a new U.S. intelligence agency under the direction of Paul Hood. Shorter than many other Clancy novels, Op-Center is action-packed and less violent than Without Remorse (Putnam, 1993). Brief chapters relate each event in the 41 hours during the international crisis and shift quickly to many locales. Readers must remember under what circumstances they last saw each person and must be able to keep the Korean names straight. The author is a master at providing a past and a personality for the main characters in a few words. The others come alive through their actions. The intricate climax shows that neither side is all good or all bad: cooperation is needed to keep peace. Sure to be popular, especially when the television movie airs.?Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the different characters and their role in problem solving. The authors do well in showing how people often have self-interest and fair-weathered natures. I also thought that the subplots (e.g. with Hood's son, with the diplomat's wife) were present enough to engage the reader, but not overdone.
I felt that it was somewhat difficult to keep track of the various foreign characters because of their names. Instead of picking just their surname or family name, often the characters are referred to in numerous ways - thus, making it tricky to keep up. Also, I feel that perhaps a few pages could have been spent on explaining the Op-Center itself, given that this book is the first in the series..... the reader is left only basic clues about the status and origin of the Op-Center.
All in all, an excellent book for waiting rooms, beach days, and/or lazy hours on the porch.....
Most recent customer reviews
Finding out that I had to read a least five hundred pages by the end on the first semester of my senior year did not please my very much. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by Brian
I hate it when too much is given away about a mystery. So all I will say in a nutshell that this is a good story with great plot and character development. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2001 by Amazon Customer
Op-Center proved itself in almost every way possible, showing the great literary skill Tom Clancy possesses. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2001 by Brandon S.
Well I think I would enjoy the book much more were I American. However I am pro American inclined, the book epitomises too much some American values. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2001 by Pelzer Pascal
This was a great book, usually I get to about page 50, maybe 100 of a book. Well this book kept me captavated throughout the entire book! Read morePublished on June 24 2001
This was the first book written in the Op-Center series. Much to my surprise it turned out to be a very good book. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2000 by Melvin Hunt
Not every author can grab your attention from the first sentence and some take several pages to do it. Read morePublished on July 30 2000 by Alex Fridman