Out of the Ashes : Op-Center

  • by Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by Scott Sowers
  • Series: Op-Center
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times best-selling 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?


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Out of the Ashes is...

is a book that is so bad it should never have been published It is an insult to Tom Clancy's brand and memory! The book supposedly is classified in the Mystery & Thriller category, but there is neither mystery or thrill. The storyline is lame. Character development is fine for Admiral Chase Williams, but non-existent to poor for the other characters.

Scott Sowers does a fine job of narration.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"


Would you try another book from the authors and/or Scott Sowers?

Maybe from the authors but I doubt it. The narrator, no.

Has Out of the Ashes turned you off from other books in this genre?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was merely reading, not acting. Most of the characters had the same voice.

What character would you cut from Out of the Ashes?

None really.

Any additional comments?

Overall the storyline was disappointing. There were too many assumptions and no clarity as to how some conclusions were reached. I have read/listened to worse but not by much. It would take a lot to get me to try this series again.The base story has potential but that was left at the gate. If they continue this series I hope they put more thought and detail into it. I also hope they leave the narrator behind too.

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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio