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Clark (a.k.a. Rainbow Six) has left the CIA to create an England-based organization code-named "Rainbow." Its mission: deploy an elite squad of American operatives combined with handpicked British, French, and German agents to stop terrorism in its tracks. Rainbow's emergence could not be more timely: in quick succession, the force diffuses three attempted terrorist actions. But Clark becomes suspicious when Russian agents suddenly show interest in Rainbow's work.
Rainbow Six appeals on all the levels that Clancy fans could hope for. The Rainbow operatives, from Navy SEALs to German mountain-leader school graduates, are rendered to inspire with their physical and mental prowess. The book is infatuated with the latest gadgets for scrambling, transmitting, and decoding secrets. And, in a carefully woven narrative that simultaneously traces the Rainbow team, a former KGB agent named Popov, the Australian Olympic security team, and a sinister group of American scientists, Clancy artfully reveals the mystery of "Shiva" at the center of the novel. How does Clark measure up against Jack Ryan? He may be the perfect hero for a world with hidden villains. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
When you combine a pound of Michael Crichton techno thriller, with a cup of James Patterson crime ridiculousness, and a pint of typical Tom Clancy international Delta Force type... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Blain
Started out great, dragged on a little about 3/4s of the way through and then picked up at the end.Published 5 days ago by Tom Haupert
Plot was interesting and complex. I enjoyed the character of the retired Russian KGB agent.Published 10 days ago by Harley
Really good book. Kept me in suspense the whole time. Had a hard time putting it aside to do daily things. I would recommend it greatlyPublished 13 days ago by Lois D.
The only thing that stops me giving it a five is Clancy's over use of fill which is also one of his strengths. So you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Walter R. Stump, Profesor Emertus University of Southern Maine