Intrigues are afoot to wrest UpLink Communications and its encryption program away from its owner, Roger Gordian. So good-guy Gordian assembles a maelstrom of operatives, congressmen and writers to fight back. According to the publishers, this novel is "created" by Clancy and Greenberg, who press the viewpoint that not all information is useful and that encryption technology in the wrong hands could jeopardize national and world security. The action sequences are strong and well paced; one only wishes the creators had spent some time on the one-dimensional characters. Gordian is as plain as they come, and most of the secondary characters are interchangeable. The book will be of most interest to those who are knowledgeable in encryption-technology issues and who have read the first in the Power Plays series, Politika. It's worth noting that the Power Plays series began with a computer game.
Encryption technology keeps the codes for the world's security and communication systems top secret. The profit potential is huge--but deregulating this state-of-the-art technology for export could put a back-door key in the front pocket of spies and terrorists around the world. Roger Gordian refuses to sell his sophisticated......
I like Clancy, but this one was a little hard for me to follow. Still, the last half of the book was pretty intense.
Modern day thriller with a tech edge.
RUTHLESS. COM is a novel ased on the computer game RED STORM ENTERTAINMENT COMPUTER GAME.
Have only read a couple of the "Power Plays" series...but they're all good so far.
Another great book from this exciting series!
Based on a Tom Clancy novel isn't the same as a Clancy solo novel.
ruthless.com is a novel based on the Red Storm Entertainment computer game. Encryption technology and terrorists.
If you like these type of books....this is a goodie.....fast read
I was in the military. Tom Clancy wrote it. So of course I have it. But I didn't buy it, it was given to me. This is from the power plays series and I just couldn't get into it.
Not bad, but Clancy has done better.