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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Out of the Ashes

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Out of the Ashes

Tom Clancy's Op-Center (Volume 13)

Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, Written by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi

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A New York Times bestseller!

"A smoothly written story by two authors who understand the inner workings of U.S. intelligence, government, and the military, and tell a frightening and exciting tale about a very new, but also a very old threat."-Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Ground

Before 9/11, America was protected by a covert force known as Op-Center. The charter was top secret, and the team reported directly to the president. They used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to defuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, Op-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger.. .

OUT OF THE ASHES

When terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country-leaving men, women, and children dead or mutilated-the president executes an emergency order to reboot Op-Center. This latest, upgraded version is capable of dealing with the high-tech crises of the twenty-first century-like the lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the American homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center realize the terror about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone be… More…

A New York Times bestseller!

"A smoothly written story by two authors who understand the inner workings of U.S. intelligence, government, and the military, and tell a frightening and exciting tale about a very new, but also a very old threat."-Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Ground

Before 9/11, America was protected by a covert force known as Op-Center. The charter was top secret, and the team reported directly to the president. They used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to defuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, Op-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger.. .

OUT OF THE ASHES

When terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country-leaving men, women, and children dead or mutilated-the president executes an emergency order to reboot Op-Center. This latest, upgraded version is capable of dealing with the high-tech crises of the twenty-first century-like the lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the American homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center realize the terror about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?

"Packs plenty of pulse-raising action."-Publishers Weekly

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

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CHAPTER ONE


New York City
(September 6, 2230 Eastern Daylight Time)
He didn't particularly like being in America, and especially didn't enjoy being in New York City. However, Abdul-Muqtadir Kashif was...

Praise for Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Out of the Ashes

“The U.S intelligence agencies have spent billions since 9/11 learning how to ‘connect the dots.' But what if there are only one or two dots? Out of the ashes is a smoothly written story by two authors who understand the inner workings of U.S. intelligence, government, and the military, and tell a frightening and exciting tale about a very new, but also a very old threat.” —Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Grounds

“Thriller addicts like me devoured every Tom Clancy's Op-Center tale. Now they are back, intricately plotted, with wonderfully evil villains and enough realistic military action and suspense to ruin a couple of night's sleep. Highly recommended.” —Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

“Fans of the original Op-Center series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik will welcome this solid continuation from Couch (SEAL Team One) and Galdorisi (Coronado Conspiracy). . . . This thriller procedural packs plenty of pulse-raising action. The open ending promises more to come.” —Publishers Weekly

“Op-Center is back with a vengeance! OUT OF THE ASHES isn't just a reboot of the Op-Center series; it's one of the best techno-thrillers to hit the shelves in a long time. Dick Couch and George Galdorisi have just raised the bar for military adventure fiction. Suit up, strap in, and hang on, because you're in for one hell of a ride.” —Jeff Edwards, bestselling author of The Seventh Angel and Sword of… More…

“The U.S intelligence agencies have spent billions since 9/11 learning how to ‘connect the dots.' But what if there are only one or two dots? Out of the ashes is a smoothly written story by two authors who understand the inner workings of U.S. intelligence, government, and the military, and tell a frightening and exciting tale about a very new, but also a very old threat.” —Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Grounds

“Thriller addicts like me devoured every Tom Clancy's Op-Center tale. Now they are back, intricately plotted, with wonderfully evil villains and enough realistic military action and suspense to ruin a couple of night's sleep. Highly recommended.” —Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

“Fans of the original Op-Center series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik will welcome this solid continuation from Couch (SEAL Team One) and Galdorisi (Coronado Conspiracy). . . . This thriller procedural packs plenty of pulse-raising action. The open ending promises more to come.” —Publishers Weekly

“Op-Center is back with a vengeance! OUT OF THE ASHES isn't just a reboot of the Op-Center series; it's one of the best techno-thrillers to hit the shelves in a long time. Dick Couch and George Galdorisi have just raised the bar for military adventure fiction. Suit up, strap in, and hang on, because you're in for one hell of a ride.” —Jeff Edwards, bestselling author of The Seventh Angel and Sword of Shiva

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Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, Written by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi

DICK COUCH graduated from the Naval Academy in 1967 and served as a Surface Warfare Officer and SEAL Platoon Commander in Vietnam. Dick enjoys a unique relationship with the US Special Operations Command and has documented the special operations training venues for SEALs, Army Special Forces (Green Berets), Rangers, and Marines.

GEORGE GALDORISI is a career naval aviator. He has written nine books, including (with Dick Couch) the New York Times bestseller Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, the novelization of the Bandito Brothers/Relativity Media film.

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