Shadow Watch

Shadow Watch The year is and American businessman Roger Gordian has extended his reach into space His company has become the principal contractor in the design and manufacture of Orion a multinational space

  • Title: Shadow Watch
  • Author: Jerome Preisler Tom Clancy Martin Greenberg
  • ISBN: 9780727855732
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The year is 2001, and American businessman Roger Gordian has extended his reach into space His company has become the principal contractor in the design and manufacture of Orion, a multinational space station.But the launch of a shuttle carrying parts for the station is sabotaged Mysterious guerrilla attacks occur at the manufacturing facilities in Brazil and Kazakhstan.The year is 2001, and American businessman Roger Gordian has extended his reach into space His company has become the principal contractor in the design and manufacture of Orion, a multinational space station.But the launch of a shuttle carrying parts for the station is sabotaged Mysterious guerrilla attacks occur at the manufacturing facilities in Brazil and Kazakhstan And Gordian s deepest fears are confirmedThe Orion project has been targeted by an international terrorist whose criminal enterprises thrive on violence and political instability Harlan DeVane s goal is to cripple Gordian s intelligence and security team, while stowing a high powered electromagnetic pulse generator aboard Orion a state of the art weapon with the capacity to throw every major American city into chaos

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    1. * "Shadow watch" (Power Plays 3) was created by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg, no writers attributed until Jerome Preisler by book 8. The farther from original Tom Clancy thrillers the worse. This series is about an American space spy-military agency. Annie, cancer widow, sees spacecraft explode just before launch, killing a favorite astronaut school buddy. Six plus pages nightmares with both dead men interchanging, boring. The agency asks her to lead the investigation. Evil Devane commands me [...]

    2. the recurring theme in most of tom clancy's novels are centered on terrorists' and their evil plans against different organizations and citizens.(and jack ryan of course). but this one which was an installment on the powerplays series is different in a sense that the magnitude of the battle is even greater with the evil dudes targeting to control the pulse beam of the orion satellite to attack cities in a grand scale .

    3. Read the synopsis. Now you know the best parts of the book. This is such a struggle to read despite it being well written. It starts with an interesting premise: there is a rocket-launch sabotage and mercenary incursion. But it gets progressively worse until a barely passable end sequence. There are chapters about a character called Tom Ricci, who dives for urchins, and reading them is like pulling teeth. There are pages about Gordian feeding his dogs at the table while talking politics with his [...]

    4. Really struggled to get past page 50 and ended up giving up 1 1/2 stars. Interesting start with the explosion of the space shuttle on the launch pad but the story quickly degenerated into yawning dialogue between characters that to me did nothing for the story or developed it. Tom Clancy yes, Jerome Preisler no, not for me and not in the same league.

    5. This grabbed me with the initial drama at Cape Canaveral. I enjoyed J.K. Simmons as a narrator of the audiobook.

    6. Mixed emotions about this book. At times their was excilerating moments that i could harldy put down and other times i had to force myself to progress not page by page but line by line. Although Some very memoriable quotes and speaches. Espically from Harlan DeVanre. Made this book not a complete waste of my time. The plot was built well to begin with. A space shuttle crisis that leads to a fuel explosion makes way for an investigation. The terrorists build up excellent opposing charcters. The i [...]

    7. I hadn't realised this was in a series called Power Plays - but it is still readable as a one off. It is 2001 and American business man Roger Gordian has extended his reach into space. But the launch if a shuttle carrying parts for the Orion space station he is the the principal contractor for is sabotaged. The Orion project has been targeted by an international terrorist whose criminal enterprises thrive on violence and political instability.The book as a lot of exciting action and interesting [...]

    8. I enjoyed this book a lot. but be warned I felt this book had some violence with occasional mature language. this book was great because it talks about a topic that is still on the news today: terrorism. in this book a make believe space shuttle, the Orion , blows up and afterwards the mission is suspected of being sabotaged. so join business man who witnessed the whole thing happen, and a military intel team get to the bottom of who sabotaged the shuttle. they all end up in Russia where it come [...]

    9. From Florida to Kazakhstan to Brazil unexpected, unprecedented chaos is reigning. Harlan DeVane loves discord, or is that 'loves to disrupt order.' Determined to cripple Roger Gordian's efforts toward a multinational space station he puts strong men's minds as well as bodies to the ultimate challenge.

    10. Very exciting book to read.Comes with a thrilling end.Sometimes a little boring because the story doesn't read very fast.But overall:4 out of 5 stars for this thrilling masterpiece from Tom Clancy.

    11. Weak and derivative, I'm pretty sure this has Tom Clancy's name on it but it was penned by a ghost writer and the TC label was just slapped on the cover.

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