Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth (Paperback)
In this gripping thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Ashes, an Islamic extremist is on a quest for vengeance after his only son is killed and it’s up to Op-Center to stophis lethal plot.
General Bob Underwood—a special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL—is en route to the Syrian city of al-Bukamal when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. The general’s bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later, the President and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office, as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIL leader—broadcast on live television through a direct feed from Al Jazeera.
The world is stunned by the bloody scene, but even more so that this supposedly loose-knit terrorist organization was able to orchestrate a lethal attack on the world’s most powerful military. American forces goes into high gear on land and sea to retaliate, but when the ISIS leader's son is killed in an American bombing raid, his rage knows no bounds and he determines to wreak vengeance on the American homeland itself.
With everything in the balance, Op-Center must assemble both its domestic strike force, as well as its international intervention force—built around a seasoned squad operating out of the secretive unit that captured Osama bin Laden—to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy.
About the Author
GEORGE GALDORISI is a career naval aviator. His Navy career included four command tours and five years as a carrier strike group chief of staff. He has written several books, including (with Dick Couch), the New York Times best seller, Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor; The Kissing Sailor, which proved the identity of the two principals in Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous photograph; and over 200 articles in professional journals and other media. He is the Director of the Corporate Strategy Group at the Navy's C4ISR Center of Excellence in San Diego, California. He and his wife Becky live in Coronado, California.
“A top-notch military thriller, combining politics, suspense, and action. Couch and Galdorisi continue to make the Clancy brand shine.” —Booklist on Into the Fire
“With intricate plotting, plenty of action, and characters – even villains – that are more than cardboard cutouts, Tom Clancy’s OpCenter: Into the Fire is definitely a book that will leave you sleep-deprived.” —Defense Media Network on Into the Fire
"This thriller procedural packs plenty of pulse-raising action. The open ending promises more to come." -Publishers Weekly on Out of the Ashes
"[Galdorisi and Couch] understand the inner workings of U.S. intelligence, government, and the military, and tell a frightening and exciting tale about a very new, but also a very old threat." -Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Grounds
"[Op-Center is] back, intricately plotted, with wonderfully evil villains and enough realistic military action and suspense to ruin a couple of night's sleep." -Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of War