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Out of the Ashes

Book 13, Tom Clancy's Op-Center - Op-Center 13

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A New York Times bestseller!

Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times bestselling authors of Tom Clancy's ACT OF VALOR and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario.

Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger.

But when terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country leaving men, women and children dead or mutilated, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center-an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high tech crises of the 21st Century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi Prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the America homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?

From Publishers Weekly

May 04, 2015 – Couch and Galdorisi's stirring sequel to 2014's Out of the Ashes pits Cmdr. Kate Bigelow, captain of the USS Milwaukee, and her crew against North Korean naval and special forces units intent on seizing the ship, which has been conducting training exercises in the sea off South Korea. The North Koreans have found vast undersea energy deposits in international waters and have made a secret deal to sell them to the Chinese. Taking the ship hostage will give them leverage against the U.S., which will surely oppose this deal. Bigelow proves to be a formidable foe, managing to outrun and outgun her North Korean adversaries. She runs the Milwaukee aground on the small island of Kujido, sets up a defensive base, and settles in to wait for friendly forces to come to the rescue. Tasked with that mission is Chase Williams, director of the secret Op-Center, who with other elements of the U.S. military attempt to pull off a daring, skin-of-the-teeth operation. A terrorist attack on the United Nations provides an exciting coda.

Customer Reviews

Ending Is A Marketing Ploy...

If one were to redact all the names and repetitive content the book might have been an improvement. After hundreds of pages, some of which were poorly crafted--lacking entertainment and enthusiasm, the book finally provides some brief moments of energy...only to abruptly end, as in "What?!"
Now, the question is, do I throw more money after another book that may provide an eventful transition to a better written "energized" story.

Out of the Ashes

Starts off a little slow, but soon the
pace picks up and soon you can't put the book down. The ending was a little too predictable, but still worth the time.

Op-center Reconstituted

Outstanding, keeps the reader glued to the book. The format can happen and hopefully we have an op center and president ready to do their duty.

Out of the Ashes
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: May 20, 2014
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 13, Tom Clancy's Op-Center
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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