Cutting Edge

WIRED 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 commWIRED 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.
Cutting Edge WIRED Africa becomes the battle ground in st 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

  • Title: Cutting Edge
  • Author: Jerome Preisler Tom Clancy Martin Greenberg
  • ISBN: 9780425187050
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Cutting Edge”

    1. I almost put this down a few times. It jumps around too much makes it very difficult to identify the characters.

    2. One of the Clancy franchise but does not rate as escapist fiction. This one goes into the fireplace.

    3. I didn't realize this book was the 6th in a series. It didn't feel like I missed much starting from the beginning. I picked this up in Arizona at a used bookstore to have something interesting to read on the flight. I finished the book and I really though it was pretty anti-climactic. It had a big fight then suddenly ended. It could have used a bit longer wrap-up instead of like 4 pages or so.

    4. Pitting the head of a international communications giant against an international arms dealer and all around bad guy as they compete for the communications rights in the African Country of Gabon. Ambushes, kidnappings and the vagaries of Gabonese government officals keep the communication giant's security forces busy both in Africa and at home in the US. A fast paced quick and read.

    5. This was a decent beach read, but the pacing was slow and although generally good, it was obvious that while this is a part of the Clancy "franchise" the author was not Tom Clancy. It was not necessary to have read other books in the series for this to make sense (for which I am grateful) but if your time is limited, I would look for something better. Not recommended.

    6. 4 of 5 Stars for the audio book version of Tom Clancy's Power Plays #6, Cutting Edge. Another novel focusing on our friends at Uplink International in Palo Alto CA. A good story though not a compelling or as well structured as earlier books in this series. The abridgement left the story choppy and a bit hard to follow. Though for a quick abridged book, I do recommend it.

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