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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Sting of the Wasp

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Sting of the Wasp

A Novel

Tom Clancy's Op-Center (Volume 18)

Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, Written by Jeff Rovin

St. Martin's Griffin


After an intelligence failure at Op-Center results in a major terrorist attack, director Chase Williams radically transforms the agency into a ground-breaking mobile strike force.

It’s a beautiful day in Manhattan as excited tourists board the floating Air & Space Museum on the USS Intrepid—until a horrible explosion rips across the flight deck, showering the body parts of innocent people everywhere. The perpetrator is none other than Captain Ahmed Salehi, an Iranian mastermind whose last terrorism plot was foiled at the last minute by Op-Center.

Back in Washington, the White House orders Op-Center disbanded—or so it seems. Unbeknownst to America’s enemies, director Chase Williams has been put in charge of a brand-new, top-secret covert attack team known only as BLACK WASP. Its members, each chosen for their unique set of specialized black-ops skills—martial arts expert Lieutenant Grace Lee, sharpshooter Lance Corporal Jaz Rivette, and JAG attorney and criminologist Major Hamilton Breen—have been assigned to seek out Salehi and finally bring him to justice.

But Salehi is part of an even more frightening conspiracy, led by a renegade Iranian tycoon determined to establish a new Islamic State that will dwarf the horrors of ISIS. From the heart of Manhattan, to the swamps of Trinidad, to the sunbaked mud villages of Yemen, this new Op-Center is America’s only line of defense against a bloody Middle Eastern tyrant.


Op-Center Headquarters, Fort Belvoir North, Springfield, Virginia

July 22, 9:26 a.m.

Every device owned by Chase Williams came active at once—personal cell, office cell, tablet,...

Praise for Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Sting of the Wasp

“Military action fans will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for the OP-CENTER series:

"Rovin's thrilling fifth entry...all the elements seamlessly click into place. Clancy would be proud."—Publishers Weekly for For Honor

“A top-notch military thriller, combining politics, suspense, and action.” —Booklist for Into the Fire

“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, bestselling author for Out of the Ashes


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Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, Written by Jeff Rovin

JEFF ROVIN is the author of more than 150 books, fiction and nonfiction, both under his own name, under various pseudonyms, or as a ghostwriter, including numerous New York Times bestsellers and over a dozen of the original Tom Clancy’s Op-Center novels.

Jeff Rovin


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