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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth

Tom Clancy's Op-Center (Volume 15)

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

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In this gripping thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Ashes, an Islamic extremist is on a quest for vengeance after his only son is killed and it’s up to Op-Center to stophis lethal plot.

General Bob Underwood—a special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL—is en route to the Syrian city of al-Bukamal when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. The general’s bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later, the President and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office, as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIL leader—broadcast on live television through a direct feed from Al Jazeera.

The world is stunned by the bloody scene, but even more so that this supposedly loose-knit terrorist organization was able to orchestrate a lethal attack on the world’s most powerful military. American forces goes into high gear on land and sea to retaliate, but when the ISIS leader's son is killed in an American bombing raid, his rage knows no bounds and he determines to wreak vengeance on the American homeland itself.

With everything in the balance, Op-Center must assemble both its domestic strike force, as well as its international intervention force—built around a seasoned squad operating out of the secretive unit that captured Osama bin Laden—to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall r… More…

In this gripping thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Ashes, an Islamic extremist is on a quest for vengeance after his only son is killed and it’s up to Op-Center to stophis lethal plot.

General Bob Underwood—a special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL—is en route to the Syrian city of al-Bukamal when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. The general’s bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later, the President and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office, as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIL leader—broadcast on live television through a direct feed from Al Jazeera.

The world is stunned by the bloody scene, but even more so that this supposedly loose-knit terrorist organization was able to orchestrate a lethal attack on the world’s most powerful military. American forces goes into high gear on land and sea to retaliate, but when the ISIS leader's son is killed in an American bombing raid, his rage knows no bounds and he determines to wreak vengeance on the American homeland itself.

With everything in the balance, Op-Center must assemble both its domestic strike force, as well as its international intervention force—built around a seasoned squad operating out of the secretive unit that captured Osama bin Laden—to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy.

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

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CHAPTER ONE


 


Southeast of Al-Bukamal, Syria


March 3, 0930 Eastern European Time


Alan Burton’s head slammed into the overhead of the Humvee with...

Praise for Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth

“A top-notch military thriller, combining politics, suspense, and action. Couch and Galdorisi continue to make the Clancy brand shine.” —Booklist on Into the Fire

“With intricate plotting, plenty of action, and characters – even villains – that are more than cardboard cutouts, Tom Clancy’s OpCenter: Into the Fire is definitely a book that will leave you sleep-deprived.” —Defense Media Network on Into the Fire

"This thriller procedural packs plenty of pulse-raising action. The open ending promises more to come." -Publishers Weekly on Out of the Ashes

"[Galdorisi and Couch] 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

"[Op-Center is] back, intricately plotted, with wonderfully evil villains and enough realistic military action and suspense to ruin a couple of night's sleep." -Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of War

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

GEORGE GALDORISI is a career naval aviator. He has written several books, including (with Dick Couch), the New York Times bestseller, Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor.

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