Rainbow Six is a nerve-shredding thriller from international bestseller, Tom Clancy. Newly named head of an elite multinational task force, John Clark faces the world's greatest fear: international terrorism. And following each terrifying new outbreak - the ghosts from his own past. The challenge of a new mission is just what Clark needs, but the ...
Rainbow Six is a nerve-shredding thriller from international bestseller, Tom Clancy. Newly named head of an elite multinational task force, John Clark faces the world's greatest fear: international terrorism. And following each terrifying new outbreak - the ghosts from his own past. The challenge of a new mission is just what Clark needs, but the opportunities come faster than he expected. Hostage-taking at a Swiss bank. The kidnapping of an international trader. Carnage at a theme park in Spain. Each incident seems separate, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? Or is there a bigger threat out there, from terrorists so extreme that no government is ready to admit their existence. Rainbow Six is Tom Clancy at his thrilling best, and is the second John Clark novel. Clancy is also the author of international bestsellers Against All Enemies, Dead or Alive and Locked On. Praise for Tom Clancy: "The action scenes are superlative, and the complex, multi-stranded narrative is orchestrated with Bach-like precision." (Evening Standard). "The action comes thick and fast." (The Times). "Action packed and full of guns and suspense...a skilfully crafted plot and high readability. " (Express).
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I have been reading this book in my spare time for the past few weeks. It is extremely hard to put down! From the first page it engages you in a variety of situations that give you the view of the men of the law, rather than the CNN point-of-view. It is a great book and I would recommend it to anybody that is interested in the concept of guns, guts and glory.
Aug 24, 2007
This book was great from the first page to the last page!!! I did not want to put it down and finished it easy in two days. If you know and love Tom Clancy, you have to read this book. I recommend it to anyone who loves a fast paced and gripping book.
Aug 16, 2007
This book grabs your attention on page 1 and never lets go. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone intrigued with how special forces operate and train. WARNING: I may be a little (or a lot) biased, but I avidly play Rainbow Six on the Xbox360 gaming console as well, and while reading the book I could apply what I was reading with how the game plays out.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-07-27 Two years ago, Executive Orders, which thrust Jack Ryan into the Oval Office, raised the bar for its immensely popular author. This first Clancy hardcover since then, though a ripping read, matches its predecessor neither in complexity nor intensity nor even, at 752 pages, length, despite a strong premise and some world-class action sequences. Instead of everyman Ryan, its lead is the more shadowed John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL vigilante of Without Remorse who has appeared in several Ryan adventures. Clark now heads Rainbow Six, an international special-ops anti-terrorist strike forceŠand, despite the novelty of the conceit, that's a problem, as the profusion of protagonists, though sharply drawn (including, most notably, "Ding" Chavez, Clark's longtime prot?g?), deprives the book of the sort of strong central character that has given Clancy's previous novels such heart. The story opens vigorously if arbitrarily, with an attempted airline hijacking foiled by Clark and Chavez, who happen to be on the plane. After that action sequence, the duo and others train at Rainbow Headquarters outside London, then leap into the fray against terrorists who have seized a bank in Bern, Switzerland. And so the pattern of the narrative is set: action sequence, interlude, action sequence, interlude, etc., giving it the structure and pace of a computer game. A major subplot involving bioterrorism that evolves into an overarching plotline syncopates that pattern, though Clancy's choice of environmentalists as his prime villains will strike some readers as odd. All of Clancy's fans, however, will revel in the writer's continued mastery at action writing; Rainbow's engagements, which occupy the bulk of the novel, are immensely suspenseful, breathtaking combos of expertly detailed combat and primal emotion. While not Clancy's best, then, his 10th hardcover will catapult to the top of bestseller listsŠand for good reason. Two million first printing; $1 million ad/promo; simultaneous Random Audio and Red Storm Entertainment computer game; author tour. (Aug.)
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