Book Reviews of Op-Center (Op-Center, Bk 1)

Op-Center (Op-Center, Bk 1)
Op-Center - Op-Center, Bk 1
Author: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425147368
ISBN-10: 0425147363
Publication Date: 2/1/1995
Pages: 387
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 179 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Story of defense, intelligence, and crisis managemant technology.
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Tom Clancy at his best. I honestly believe that Kiefer Sutherland got the concept of CTU of "24" from this book.
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Good book. Very classical of a Tom clancy book
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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 crack 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.
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Director Paul Hood and his Op-Center once more face a crisis.
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Exciting!
Op Center series # 1

Op-Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. It is run by a crack team of operatives both within its won walls and out in the field. And when a job is too dirty, or too dangerous, Op-Center is the only place out government can turn.
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.
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I did not read this book
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From this first Op Center, have kept track of this series as best I can. Clancy's books are on my reading list for good reason.
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book was alright, i think the series went downhill after this one..overall a good read if you like Clancy-esque books and have read all his regular novels.
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Awesome story from start to finish!
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A powerful profile of America's defense, intellegence and crisis management.
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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 crack 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...
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First in the Op-Center novels. I enjoyed this. Futuristic tale of governmental compuer security. Entertaining story.
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Part of a series. Very good!
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Tom Clancy at his best.
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Very fast paced series!!! Once you get one you'll want them all!!!
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Abridged 2 cassette 3 hours
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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....
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This book has a crease (small) at the bottom corner.
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Op-Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligency, and crisis-management technology. It is run by a crack 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 nother 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....
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Op Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. It is run by a crack 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.
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Great book. I enjoyed it very much, although it's outside my style of reading.
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An exciting and extremely powerful read!
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Powerful profile of America's defense, intellience and crisis management technology.
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Powerful profile of America's defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. Great read.
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Op-Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. It is run by a crack team of operative 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 the world order.
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Typical Clancy, if you liked one, you'll probably like the rest.
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Exciting typical Clancy adventure.
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"First time in print" collectable edition of the classic by Tom Clancy.
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Another techno thriller by the writer with little feel for character.
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It's Tom Clancy, but it isn't Jack Ryan. I just can't get into these Op-Center books. Didn't even read it myself, it was given to me. 2 stars for Tom Clancy.
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Interesting Op-Center Story
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From the back cover: "Tom Clancy's Op-Center is a beating heart of defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology. It is run by a crack 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..."

387 pages, 88 short chapters.
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Modern day thriller with a military/political/tech edge.
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An international spy thriller and well written political intrigue.
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The Op- Center is " a beating heart of defense, intelligence and crisis management technology. It is run by a crack 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......
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Not a bad read, this was my first Clancy/Pieczenik book not from the main Jack Ryan novel series. Not a bad read, though I think the writing is more Pieczenik then Clancy! In my opinion, about as good as "Teeth of the Tiger" which I think was one of the few not-so-great books by Clancy.
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Superior Action, as with all Clancy's Stories, and the beginning of a great series.
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Kurdish terrorists have attacked a dam inside the borders of Turkey, threatening the water supply of their homeland. It is not insanity, but the first step in a deceptively simple plan: force all-out war in the Middle East, drawing in the major players in the new world order. What the terrorists dont know is that a new Regional Op-Center is now on-line in Turkey and is a cutting edge surveillance and information mecca. Its team can see exactly what the Kurdish rebels are trying to do. But the terrorists are more resourceful than anyone thinks. They have ways of obtaining classified information, and the Regional Op-Center is a prize they cant possibly pass up . . .
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2 cassettes (3 hours) read by edward herrmann.
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Always a winne.