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Tom Clancy's power plays : cutting edge
Preisler, Jerome.
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New York, N.Y. : Berkley Books, [2002]

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421 pages ; 17 cm.
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FICTION CLANCY Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
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Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious--and expensive--endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts--and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane…once and for all.

Author Notes

Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He graduated with a degree in English from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing novels.

His works include Red Storm Rising, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Dead or Alive, and Threat Vector. His books The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were adapted into major motion pictures. He also wrote nonfiction books including Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Airborne, and Reality Check: What's Going on Out There? He died on October 2, 2013 at the age of 66. His last book, Command Authority, co-authored with Mark Greaney, was published posthumously in December 2013 and made the New York Times bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

In the sixth installment of this series, Roger Gordian, head of Uplink Communications, is setting up a fiberoptic network to service Africa. His competition, Harlan Devane, doesn't really want Roger to succeed and proceeds to kidnap his daughter. The Uplink team has to fight cunningly and fiercely to locate and free Roger's daughter and neutralize Harlan. George DiCenzo's reading in this action and technical detail-filled book is, overall, adequate; his voice is clear and he enunciates well. The dialog is appropriately emotional, though his non-American accents all sound pretty much alike. Public libraries should consider.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.