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Op-Centre (Tom Clancy's Op-Centre, Book 1) by Jeff Rovin
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Don't be fooled by Tom Clancy's name being emblazoned on the front cover. He and Steve Pieczenik only come up with the ideas and characters for this series of books. They don't write them. That job is given to Jeff Rovin. And it must be said he makes a complete p**s-poor attempt at it.
The first Op-Centre book isn't too bad, with a fast pace, and plenty of action. But some of it is poorly researched, and there are mistakes which betray the fact that Clancy isn't writing it. C-141s aren't used by the US Army for one, a very stupid, very basic mistake for this sort of thing. The narrative structure can get a tad bewildering at times, with the plot jumping back and forth. This becomes a… Read more
The Teeth of the Tiger (Jack Ryan Jr 1) by Tom Clancy
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Teeth of the Tiger sees President Ryan retired, with Jack Ryan Jr taking up the reins as the hero, aswell as his brothers Brian and Tony Caruso. They are being recruited by a trading company which is actually a front for a blacker than black antiterrorist organisation. And just like every other Clancy book with this theme the s**t hits the fan when terrorists open fire on shopping malls across the US. Fortunately for one mall, the Caruso brothers are on hand to save the day thanks to their training. They and Jack Jr then pursue everyone involved and kill them. Couldn't be simpler.
Its very reminiscent of previous books, its very simple-minded, non-American characters are often… Read more
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So bad its good., 1 April 2005
Rainbow Six is centred on Clark, who becomes the Director of Rainbow ("Rainbow Six") a multinational antiterrorist organisation based at Hereford. The team consists of intelligence experts behind the scenes, and two strike teams of stereotypical one-dimensional soldiers, including Chavez who is the leader of B-Team. Already though, it seems rather similar to the Op-Centre, and Power Plays books. And just like Executive Orders, not long has Clark got comfy with his new job, when one crisis after another flares up. An attack on a bank in Switzerland, a kidnap attempt on an Austrian banker, another attack on a Spanish amusement park. These attacks take up almost half of the book, but despite… Read more