Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor
The Navy SEALs have been fighting terrorists around the world for more than a decade. And for all that time, the Bandito Platoon from SEAL Team Seven have been on continuous combat rotation. Now they have drawn a shipboard assignment off Central America-an easy day.
But for a Navy SEAL, the only easy day was yesterday.
"Act of Valor" goes deep into the secret world of tod...more
I am proud to be an American, where I am free due to the many sacrifices of military men and women and their families.
Thank you all for your service to our country.
Unfortunately, it fell short for me because of how it read. The plotting was okay. The pace, however, is too often slowed by descriptions that are inserted at inoppo ...more
Mr. Clancy provides readers with a look into the lives of true American heroes. The Navy Seals are professionals, and they are the best at what they do. This book clearly demonstrates why this is so.
These Seals protect our country and our lives ...more
I see that there are divided opinions here. I am a avid reader of Tom Clancy's work and now Mark Greeny(sp?). I knew when I picked up the book, that Clancy had lent his book so it could be marketed better and sold. I DID NOT watch the movie until after I finished the book, as I wanted to have impartial picturization in my mind.
Much to my surprise, I REALLY enjoyed this book. The writing itself is not Pulitzer quality – but descriptive. It's in ...more
Still, drawn by the new movie, I figured I'd take a chance for a quick read. I want to give it two ratings.
One rating would be as an action techno-thriller, and it probably would get a 4 or 5 there. The scenes are gripping, realistic-feeling and there seems to be a high level of attention paid ...more
This book touched upon the topics of family, the job, the training, and the missions. It went into full detail about the planning, and the materials used during the mission. It gave a detailed insight into what the SEAL Teams are like on missions, and ...more
It's a well written novel. Work of fiction. Based on sort of real events. And my war novel background is non fiction.
The problem was, it just didn't seem like the events could have ever been real. When I say this, I mean, sure the events would be real, but the actions, and words of the seals was so...cheesy it got a bit ridiculous. All the snazzy liners and well placed puns is perfect for ...more
My main mistake was getting excited over this book simply because it had "Tom Clancy" plastered on the cover, as I usually expect quality from anythi ...more
The movie ...more
Enjoyed this -- a good story that flowed quickly, made you question what would happen, with reminders that the rights and freedoms we hold dear in the USA have been paid for by the blood of over a million brave men and women. Their sacrifices allow us to call ourselves American. The greatest love - to lay down your life for others.
It is a story of global anti-terrorism, inspired by real life missions of a most elite and highly trained group of w ...more
This is my first Tom Clancy novel, which was written by Dick Couch a ...more