Out of the Ashes - Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik

Out of the Ashes

By Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik

  • Release Date: 2014-05-20
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 281 Ratings


A New York Times bestseller!

Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times bestselling authors of Tom Clancy's ACT OF VALOR and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario.

Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger.

But when terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country leaving men, women and children dead or mutilated, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center-an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high tech crises of the 21st Century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi Prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the America homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?


  • Ops-Center Out of the Ashes

    By Chief24433
    This was thee Worst Clancy novel I have ever read. Don't waste you time or money! They should have to pay me for reading this inept short story. Clancy is probably turning over in his grave. Shame on you Dick Couch for tarnishing Clancy's name and writing style!
  • Could not get into it.

    By Dufusface1
    Very slow moving. Too much development of nonessential parts. About 40 pages of action the rest fluff. I was bored and had to force myself to the end. No Tom Clancy for sure.
  • Op-center Reconstituted

    By Super Clock
    Outstanding, keeps the reader glued to the book. The format can happen and hopefully we have an op center and president ready to do their duty.
  • Out of the Ashes

    By HaloDoc
    Starts off a little slow, but soon the pace picks up and soon you can't put the book down. The ending was a little too predictable, but still worth the time.
  • Ending Is A Marketing Ploy...

    By INFJ-male
    If one were to redact all the names and repetitive content the book might have been an improvement. After hundreds of pages, some of which were poorly crafted--lacking entertainment and enthusiasm, the book finally provides some brief moments of energy...only to abruptly end, as in "What?!" Now, the question is, do I throw more money after another book that may provide an eventful transition to a better written "energized" story.