0399144137 Putnam, 1998. Hard cover, limited edition; numbered and signed by author Tom Clancy on special limitation page. This is copy #201 of 675 printed. Fine condition in near-Fine slipcase with just a bit of minor surface rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1048823
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Tom Clancy's most shocking story to date - and closer to reality than any government would care to admit.
Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. In his new and most extraordinary novel, Rainbow Six, Clancy goes beyond anything he has done before.
At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of Without Remorse, a master of secret operational missions, and newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. Clark is looking forward to sinking his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming faster than anyone could have expected; an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain.
Each episode seems separate, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? He tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a group so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.
This is Clancy at his best - and there is none better.
Review: For many readers, Jack Ryan embodies the essence of the modern American hero. Morally centered, disciplined, humble yet powerful, Ryan (and his onscreen incarnations in Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford) has made Tom Clancy one of the most popular writers in the world. But as Clancy has constructed the Ryan mythology, he has quietly established Ryan's shadow double, John Clark. Appearing in The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, and Without Remorse, Clark has many of Jack Ryan's most appealing traits, but he is also a darker figure embodying the more paranoid sensibilities of the late '90s. As is made clear from the opening pages of Rainbow Six, ex-Navy SEAL Clark and his colleagues believe violent, deadly force to be the best deterrent for terrorism.
Clark (a.k.a. Rainbow Six) has left the CIA to create an England-based organization code-named "Rainbow." Its mission: deploy an elite squad of American operatives combined with handpicked British, French, and German agents to stop terrorism in its tracks. Rainbow's emergence could not be more timely: in quick succession, the force diffuses three attempted terrorist actions. But Clark becomes suspicious when Russian agents suddenly show interest in Rainbow's work.
Rainbow Six appeals on all the levels that Clancy fans could hope for. The Rainbow operatives, from Navy SEALs to German mountain-leader school graduates, are rendered to inspire with their physical and mental prowess. The book is infatuated with the latest gadgets for scrambling, transmitting, and decoding secrets. And, in a carefully woven narrative that simultaneously traces the Rainbow team, a former KGB agent named Popov, the Australian Olympic security team, and a sinister group of American scientists, Clancy artfully reveals the mystery of "Shiva" at the center of the novel. How does Clark measure up against Jack Ryan? He may be the perfect hero for a world with hidden villains. --Patrick O'Kelley
Title: Rainbow Six
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Blue cloth boards in blue cloth slipcase. Limited edition. Hand numbered, #196. Signed by Clancy on numbered page. Boards and text near fine. Spine shows a little irregular fading at foot. Slipcase shows light wear to extremities and similar irregular fading pattern as spine at foot, also a small spot on side panel. First edition, complete number line. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 031064
Book Description E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Putnam Pub Group, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Limited to 675 copies. This is copy number 510. A fine hardcover copy in slipcase. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmation. = We have been selling Used Books for over 31 years. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003529