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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's genius for big, compelling plot, 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.

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

Review:

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

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:

"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:

"[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:

"[M]eticulously researched and carefully plotted — even though the conspiracy he writes of seems farfetched." Charles Salzberg, The New York Times Book Review

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:

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.

About the Author

Tom Clancy's previous novels include The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, Debt of Honor, Clear and Present Danger, Without Remorse, and Executive Orders. He is co-creator of the Op-Center, Power Plays, and Net Force series. He lives in Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399143908
Author:
Clancy, Tom
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction.
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Terrorists -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
August 3, 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.39x6.56x2.36 in. 2.23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 752 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399143908 Reviews:
"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+)"
"Review" by , "No disappointments here, but an unusually sumptuous cut of steak can't hide the familiarity of the menu."
"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 , "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 , "[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 , "[M]eticulously researched and carefully plotted — even though the conspiracy he writes of seems farfetched."
"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 ,
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.

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