Balance Of Power (tom Clancy's Op-center, Book 5)
in This Latest Op-center, Someone Very Powerful And Very Anonymous Is Manipulating The Government Of Spain In An Attempt To Bring About Another Spanish Civil War. Op-center Intelligence Knows About It, As Do Certain Well-placed Spanish Diplomats, But When An Op-center Agent Is Assassinated On The Way To A Top-secret Meeting In Madrid, It Becomes Clear That To Avert War May Be Impossible.
this Latest In The Clancy-pieczenik Op-center Series Focusing On Spanish Civil Strife Is Another Well-read, Nicely Engineered Audio Offering That Seems To Suffer By Being Abridged. Jay O. Sanders Does A Fine Job With Spanish, Italian, And Several Varieties Of American Accents, And The Listener Learns Enough Of The Political And Ethnic Rivalries In Spain To Understand How Such An Absurd Scenario Could In Fact Play Out. It's U.s.a. To The Rescue, With Too Many Characters, Too Much Technobabble, And Way Too Much In The Way Of Incredible Coincidences To Be The Slightest Bit Believable. There's Not Really Much Here For The Adult Listener. On The Other Hand, Clancy Is Popular, And Many Characters Appear To Be Carried Over From Other Works In The Series. With That Audience In Mind, Recommended With Reservations.--cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., Oh
Authors : Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
Publisher : Berkley
Published Year : 1998
Edition : 5
Format : Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Language : English
Dimensions : 4.22 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 1.23 (d)
ISBN : 0425165566
ISBN13 : 9780425165560
Spain is a nation poised to suffer its worst internal strife in centuries. Certain well-placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op-Center intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op-Center representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top secret meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war—no matter what the cost.