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Table of Contents
 
 
The Bestselling Novels of
TOM CLANCY
 
 
THE TEETH OF THE TIGER
A new generation—Jack Ryan, Jr.—takes over in Tom Clancy’s extraordinary, and extraordinarily prescient, novel.
 
“INCREDIBLY ADDICTIVE.”
—Daily Mail
(London)
 
 
RED RABBIT
Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan’s early days—in a gripping novel of global political drama . . .
 
“AN OLD-FASHIONED COLD WAR THRILLER.”
—Chicago Sun-Times
 
 
THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON
A clash of world powers. President Jack Ryan’s trial by fire.
 
“HEART-STOPPING ACTION . . . CLANCY STILL
REIGNS.”
—The Washington Post
 
 
RAINBOW SIX
John Clark is used to doing the CIA’s dirty work. Now he’s taking on the world.
 
“ACTION-PACKED.”
—The New York Times Book Review
 
 
EXECUTIVE ORDERS
A devastating terrorist act leaves Jack Ryan as President of the United States.
 
“UNDOUBTEDLY CLANCY’S BEST YET.”
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
 
DEBT OF HONOR
It begins with the murder of an American woman in the back streets of Tokyo. It ends in war.
 
“A SHOCKER.”
—Entertainment Weekly
 
 
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
The smash bestseller that launched Clancy’s career—the incredible search for a Soviet defector and the nuclear submarine he commands.
 
“BREATHLESSLY EXCITING.”
—The Washington Post
 
 
RED STORM RISING
The ultimate scenario for World War III—the final battle for global control.
 
“THE ULTIMATE WAR GAME . . . BRILLIANT.”
—Newsweek
 
 
PATRIOT GAMES
CIA analyst Jack Ryan stops an assassination—and incurs the wrath of Irish terrorists.
 
“A HIGH PITCH OF EXCITEMENT.”
—The Wall Street Journal
 
 
THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN
The superpowers race for the ultimate Star Wars missile defense system.
 

CARDINAL
EXCITES, ILLUMINATES . . . A REAL PAGE-TURNER.”
—Los Angeles Daily News
 
 
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
The killing of three U.S. officials in Colombia ignites the American government’s explosive, and top secret, response.
 
“A CRACKLING GOOD YARN.”
—The Washington Post
 
 
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
The disappearance of an Israeli nuclear weapon threatens the balance of power in the Middle East—and around the world.
 
“CLANCY AT HIS BEST . . . NOT TO BE MISSED.”
—The Dallas Morning News
 
 
WITHOUT REMORSE
The Clancy epic fans have been waiting for. His code name is Mr. Clark. And his work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient . . . but who is he really?
“HIGHLY ENTERTAINING.”
—The Wall Street Journal
Created by Tom Clancy
TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL
TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: OPERATION BARRACUDA
 
Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: MIRROR IMAGE
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: GAMES OF STATE
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: ACTS OF WAR
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: BALANCE OF POWER
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: STATE OF SIEGE
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: DIVIDE AND CONQUER
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: LINE OF CONTROL
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: MISSION OF HONOR
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: SEA OF FIRE
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: CALL TO TREASON
TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: WAR OF EAGLES
 
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: HIDDEN AGENDAS
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: NIGHT MOVES
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: BREAKING POINT
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: POINT OF IMPACT
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: CYBERNATION
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: STATE OF WAR
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: CHANGING OF THE GUARD
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: SPRINGBOARD
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: THE ARCHIMEDES EFFECT
 
Created by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: POLITIKA
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: RUTHLESS.COM
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: SHADOW WATCH
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: BIO-STRIKE
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: COLD WAR
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: CUTTING EDGE
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: ZERO HOUR
TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: WILD CARD
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the authors’ imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.
 
TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE
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: THE ARCHIMEDES EFFECT
 
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Berkley edition / February 2006
 
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Acknowledgments
We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Martin H. Greenberg, Denise Little, John Helfers, Brittiany Koren, and Tom Colgan, our editor. But most important, it is for you, our readers, to determine how successful our collective endeavor has been.
—Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik
PROLOGUE
Fort Stephens, Oklahoma
January 2015 C.E.
Every time he had to work guard duty on a night like this, Stevens’s respect for the pioneers in their covered wagons went way up: That bone-chilling Oklahoma winter wind cut through you like a razor. How they could travel across the country on nothing but rutted dirt roads, no running water, no electric heaters . . . Amazing.
Stevens, Sergeant Theodore M., whose name wasn’t spelled the same as that of the base’s, but who caught all kinds of crap about it being “his” base anyhow, wasn’t going to step out of the nice, warm kiosk into the teeth of that howling gale without a damned good reason.
Some
body was going to have to, though. . . .
“Car approaching, Sarge,” Billings said. “Coming pretty fast.”
“I’m not
blind,
Billings.”
The private shrugged.
“But since
your
eagle eye picked it up, you can step out and check his ID—”
The rest of what he was going to say was cut off by the screech made by four radial tires under a full-sized hunk of Detroit iron as the brakes locked. The car, a black Ford, skidded to a stop ten feet short of the gate’s bumpers, a smoking trail of rubber behind it.
“Jesus!” Billings said, coming to his feet.
“Side arm!” Stevens said as he drew his pistol.
Billings also pulled his Beretta, but like Stevens, kept it low and pointed at the floor.
A soldier in an Army winter dress uniform and coat leaped out on the driver’s side of the Ford, waving his hands. “Wounded, we got an injured
general
in here! Open the gate!”
The voice came through loud and clear over the state-of-the-art electronic sound system. Great. An injured general?
The car’s interior dome light was bright enough to show a man in the passenger seat, sure looked like an officer, with blood running down his face to soak into his uniform. That’s all they needed; some shiny brass hat got drunk in a bar and thumped by a local Okie who didn’t like his looks.
Well, crap, looked like Stevens was going out into the winter night after all. “Call Medical,” he ordered Billings. He holstered his pistol.
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