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Out of the Ashes (Tom Clancy's Op-Center #13)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  735 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times bestselling authors of Tom Clancy's ACT OF VALOR and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario.

Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American peop
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Published May 20th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published May 5th 2014)
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Kevin Long
Very weak writing. I read half and returned it. Dialog is about as wooden as it gets.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical action adventure as new authors keep alive Clancy's Op-Center novels. Terrorist plots and attacks on the US and other countries by Islamist extremists. Heavy on the Initials of Military and government agencies but readable.
Shane Amazon
It is clear from the very get-go that this book is simply a rehash of what had once made Tom Clancy the best military writer ever. Back in the day there was once a book called Sum of All Fears. It was a simple story of a man bent on setting Russia and the US against each other in a nuclear conflict. There were key parts of that book, and movie, that I will list here. There is a scene in the movie (Sum of All Fears) that showed the President and his staff in a nuclear war drill, a scene where an ...more
G.H. Eckel
The book starts out fast with moronic Americans upset from their football team losing, who savagely beat up some middle easterners. But they were the wrong ones to beat up because they have connections. Then, with little transition, the destructive events set in motion appear. Then the book slows to a snail's pace. Most of the middle chapter are about administering the new Ops Center, e.g., chapters about who to lead it, how it's going to operate.... all of this with very little action. There's ...more
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dialogue is written for outsiders, not how people actually talk. The action was mild, and the plot took turns in the last 1/3 weren't compelling and kind of defeated the whole purpose of an Op Center...
Jun 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hope the author kept his day job
Richard Crowe
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I rated Op-Center: Out of the Ashes five star because from the first paragraph to the last, the story was compelling, believable and extremely well written. I don't usually like Clancy's Op-Center books because I get lost in all of the foreign name. But this book didn't pose that problem. The story was easy to follow and frightening believable. I loved it and would recommend it to all Clancy followers and even those who have never read one of his books. This book is an excellent represe
Jane J. Janas, Ph.D.
enjoyed the action, HOWEVER, it was very obvious that this was not written by Tom Clancy, as it may have become a bit tedious as the story unfolded. MAJOR COMPLAINT is that: the authors didn't write the rape its effects, as a woman would have felt and recorded it.
Lindsey Silvestrini
I just finished The Kraken Project read by Scott Sowers so I was happy to see his familiar name on the newest Tom Clancy Op-Center: Out of the Ashes.

We begin with the horrible beating of a couple from the Middle East leaving the wife in a coma and the husband in a rage. Clancy makes you feel compassion and sympathy for this couple and what they go through simply because of their race. But then what happens next will leave you feeling sick and enraged.

Instead of seeking revenge on just the men re
Chris  Carroll
Even though this book is written by 2 different authors, it was created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik and it reads much like a traditional Clancy novel we are used to picking up. Op-Center is the newest series in this military action, suspense filled story where the authors pull the story from the headlines and create a decent read.

One of the things I noticed is that while Clancy had innate ability to tell and craft interesting in depth characters, the characters that the authors created in
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Mr. Couch graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967. He graduated from BUD/S training in Class 45 in 1969. He was a case officer for the CIA.
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