cover image Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: For Honor

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: For Honor

Jeff Rovin. Griffin, $16.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-18301-9

Rovin’s thrilling fifth entry in the reboot of the Op-Center series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik (after 2017’s Dark Zone) presents a near-future scenario in which two nuclear devices, which were secretly shipped to far eastern Siberia during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, are slated to be taken on a Russian vessel to China and eventually Iran. Involved in this operation are Konstantin Bolshakov, a former Intelligence Directorate officer, and his estranged son, GRU Capt. Yuri Bolshakov, who needs his father for crucial expertise in securing the nuclear missiles. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Op-Center intel officers question an Iranian defector, Gen. Amir Ghasemi, who may have information about this scheme; back in Russia, Ghasemi’s nuclear scientist daughter readies the missiles for transport. Where Rovin really shines is in the laying out the various pieces of his plot puzzle until all the elements seamlessly click into place and the book races to the finish. Clancy (1947–2013) would be proud. [em]Agent: Mel Berger, WME. (May) [/em]