12th out of 20 books — 2 voters
Games of State (Tom Clancy's Op-Center #3)
The third volume in the bestselling series of high-tech, high-action thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik -- repackaged in a stunning new-look cover. In Tom Clancy's Op-Centre, bestselling author Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, novelist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, have created an astonishingly popular thriller series, which has already so...more
Published 2005 by HarperCollins
(first published 1996)
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I think this was a book that Heather or Mom read on the flight to Japan and left at my house. The most interesting thing was how much the high tech has changed in the twelve years since this book was written. There was one scene where the Op Center guy tells a field agent that it will take 30 minutes to locate him by sattelite. Just yesterday walking home from the shrine we were able to find our location on Mia's i-phone using google earth in less than thirty seconds!
May 18, 2013 Angel Serrano rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Alemania acaba de reunificarse. Un grupo de terroristas pretende desestabilizar occidente haciendo revivir el espíritu de los años 30 del siglo XX, con agitación y propaganda, disturbios y caos. Un grupo de agentes americanos se enfrentará decididamente a esta amenaza.
The usual twists and turns associated with this series, but this one took a long time to get into the book and understand what was happening which made it confusing. The ending was also interesting, but not well developed.
A very complicated plot to follow preventing me from giving it 4 stars. The book was jumping all over the world from chapter to chapter. An ardent Clancy fan could keep up by taking notes perhaps but that is not how I like to read. It also was a bit dated with references to floppy disks but that is always a risk with books laded with technical jargon. A good book to read if you like many characters and several sub plots flying from page to page.
Some of the action was too unbelieveable (a chopper to chopper extraction) and many of the plot lines were tied together by characters somehow diving the knowledge of others. Will continue to read some from the Op-Center series but it's nothing too special in my eyes.
So this is another one in the long line of op center series. As it has some old charaters from older stories it as always introduces new ones. As for the story it brings the reader on a feul packed ride of suspence. I recomend to all looking to feel like a soldier.
From www.loc.gov: Best-selling author Tom Clancy was an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and he had a dream of writing a novel. As a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history, his dream came true with his first effort, The Hunt for Red October (1984). He has since written more than a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and r...moreMore about Tom Clancy...