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Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik are approximately to claim warfare at the festival. . . . THE OBJECTIVE:
A fourth consecutive New York instances bestseller for Tom Clancy's Op-Center
A blockbuster mystery armed with state of the art know-how (a.k.a. every thing a Clancy fan wants)
A SLAM-DUNK In Tom Clancy's all-new, unique novel, OP- middle: Acts of War, Syrian terrorists have attacked a dam contained in the borders of Turkey, threatening the water offer in their very place of origin. it's not madness, however the first step in a deceptively easy plan: to strength all-out warfare within the center East.
What they don't recognize is new nearby Op-Center is now online in Greece, and its crew can see precisely what the rebels are attempting to do. yet those terrorists are extra inventive than someone thinks.
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A woman wearing an outfit made entirely of pink and green terry cloth pulled her cart up beside me and started leafing through the cards. She was about my mother’s age, maybe a few years older, and she smelled vaguely of cigarettes and a floral perfume that immediately made my head hurt. When you’re in a hot zone and aren’t sure of local custom, it’s wise to capture and interrogate someone who will give you the information you need to survive. Better to deal with certainty than to be the victim of assumed intel.
I. Friday’s surrounded by men in Dockers or expressing your emotions through the mystery of Hallmark. When you’re no longer a spy, however, you learn pretty quickly that there’s no card that says, Sorry I missed the last dozen Mother’s Days. I was busy doing black ops. And yet there I was, in the middle of Target in midtown Miami, staring at row after row of greeting cards, trying to find one that might justifiably say that very thing. My ex-girlfriend/former IRA operative/current business associate/confusing-person-of-romantic-interest Fiona Glenanne handed me a card.
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