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ISBN13: 9780425170342
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Tom Clancy's most shocking story to date — and closer to reality than any government would care to admit.

Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. In his new and most extraordinary novel, Rainbow Six, Clancy goes beyond anything he has done before.

At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of Without Remorse, a master of secret operational missions, and newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. Clark is looking forward to sinking his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain.

Each episode seems separate, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? He tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a group so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.

This is Clancy at his best — and there is none better.

Review:

"[T]hough a ripping read, [it] matches [Executive Orders] neither in complexity nor intensity nor even, at 752 pages, length, despite a strong premise and some world-class action sequences." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"No disappointments here, but an unusually sumptuous cut of steak can't hide the familiarity of the menu." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Those who recognize Clancy as inventor of a genre of which he remains grand master will again stampede to read his latest effort, doubtless in...good conscience." Roland Green, Booklist

Review:

"Rainbow Six is breezy reading, even by Clancy standards. The long action sequences in the book's early sections are ostensibly there as a way for the eco-terrorists to test Rainbow's mettle, but it feels more like page-padding. You read on, not in suspense, but in the hope that something — anything — less contrived will happen....The book is almost certainly Clancy's most mean-spirited work to date. An unapologetic pro-military conservative, Clancy spews pages of invective against tree huggers of the Earth First!/Discovery Channel/Sierra Club ilk....[T]he author stretches his narrative powers so thin and voices his politics so stridently that the results are flimsy even by his own standards. It's no wonder Clancy has so much contempt for environmentalists: Anti-logging policies mean less paper for his outsize books. But the joke's on Clancy. Rainbow Six is recyclable." Mark Athitakis, Salon.com

Review:

"[Clancy] writes action scenes beautifully....And while some of his secondary characters have a flat, dime-novel feel, John Clark is a gratifyingly distinctive, three-dimensional hero. (Grade: B+)" Dana Kennedy, Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

At the heart of Clancy's extraordinary new novel is John Clark, ex-Navy SEAL, a.k.a. "the dark side of Jack Ryan." And nothing is darker or more demonic that the peril he faces when, as a member of anti-terrorist group Rainbow Six, he confronts a group of terrorists like none the world has ever before encountered.

Synopsis:

Newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism, John Clark is looking forward to getting his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming thicker and faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain. Each episode seems separate, discrete, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? With the help of his close associates, executive officer Alistair Stanley and strike team leaders Domingo Chavez and Peter Covington, Clark tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.

Synopsis:

Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark--the man who conducts the secret operational missions that Jack Ryan can't be a part of--faces his greatest fear with Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists so extreme that its success could literally mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Synopsis:

Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's genius for big, compelling plots and his natural narrative gift (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Rainbow Six, however, goes beyond anything he has done before.

At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of Without Remorse and well-known from several of Clancy's novels as "the dark side of Jack Ryan," the man who conducts the secret operational missions Ryan can have no part of. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered before, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it. It is Tom Clancy's most shocking story ever--and closer to reality than any government would care to admit.

As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Rainbow Six, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters. This is Clancy at his best--and there is none better.

Synopsis:

Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

About the Author

Tom Clancy is the world's favorite international thriller author. Starting with The Hunt For Red October, all of Mr. Clancy's books have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Mr. Clancy lives in Maryland and owns an interest in the Baltimore Orioles.

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JSwayze77, June 8, 2007 (view all comments by JSwayze77)
This book not only put me on edge but also just captivated my mind throughout the entire story. Its realistic like dialogue and use of situations makes you feel like you're actually there. I recommend this book for people who love a good action packed based story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425170342
Author:
Clancy, Tom
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Clark, John
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Jack Ryan
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
6.82x4.28x1.51 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 912 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425170342 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]hough a ripping read, [it] matches [Executive Orders] neither in complexity nor intensity nor even, at 752 pages, length, despite a strong premise and some world-class action sequences."
"Review" by , "No disappointments here, but an unusually sumptuous cut of steak can't hide the familiarity of the menu."
"Review" by , "Those who recognize Clancy as inventor of a genre of which he remains grand master will again stampede to read his latest effort, doubtless in...good conscience."
"Review" by , "Rainbow Six is breezy reading, even by Clancy standards. The long action sequences in the book's early sections are ostensibly there as a way for the eco-terrorists to test Rainbow's mettle, but it feels more like page-padding. You read on, not in suspense, but in the hope that something — anything — less contrived will happen....The book is almost certainly Clancy's most mean-spirited work to date. An unapologetic pro-military conservative, Clancy spews pages of invective against tree huggers of the Earth First!/Discovery Channel/Sierra Club ilk....[T]he author stretches his narrative powers so thin and voices his politics so stridently that the results are flimsy even by his own standards. It's no wonder Clancy has so much contempt for environmentalists: Anti-logging policies mean less paper for his outsize books. But the joke's on Clancy. Rainbow Six is recyclable."
"Review" by , "[Clancy] writes action scenes beautifully....And while some of his secondary characters have a flat, dime-novel feel, John Clark is a gratifyingly distinctive, three-dimensional hero. (Grade: B+)"
"Synopsis" by , At the heart of Clancy's extraordinary new novel is John Clark, ex-Navy SEAL, a.k.a. "the dark side of Jack Ryan." And nothing is darker or more demonic that the peril he faces when, as a member of anti-terrorist group Rainbow Six, he confronts a group of terrorists like none the world has ever before encountered.
"Synopsis" by , Newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism, John Clark is looking forward to getting his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming thicker and faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain. Each episode seems separate, discrete, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? With the help of his close associates, executive officer Alistair Stanley and strike team leaders Domingo Chavez and Peter Covington, Clark tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.
"Synopsis" by , Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark--the man who conducts the secret operational missions that Jack Ryan can't be a part of--faces his greatest fear with Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists so extreme that its success could literally mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
"Synopsis" by ,
Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's genius for big, compelling plots and his natural narrative gift (The New York Times Magazine) have mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. Rainbow Six, however, goes beyond anything he has done before.

At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of Without Remorse and well-known from several of Clancy's novels as "the dark side of Jack Ryan," the man who conducts the secret operational missions Ryan can have no part of. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered before, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it. It is Tom Clancy's most shocking story ever--and closer to reality than any government would care to admit.

As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Rainbow Six, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters. This is Clancy at his best--and there is none better.

"Synopsis" by , Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.
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