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  • Fiction Novel on Covert Ops?

    Lately, I've been playing a lot of games that deal with small unit covert ops - game likes Blacklight: Retribution, Ghost Recon Online and CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (darn your F2P Weekend, Steam!). Now, of course, I thought it might be nice to read some similar material.

    Can anyone recommend a good novel? Like I said, something with a focus on near-future covert ops would be good, especially if it had something to do with saving the world from some madman-inspired apocalypse.

    Thanks!
    Burke's Joystick: Because Edmund Burke would have been a gamer.

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    Tom Clancy I should think...maybe Vince Flynn

    Both superb authors
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    • #3
      Not a novel but this 10 episode Cinemax series is good:

      "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wellington95 View Post
        Tom Clancy I should think...maybe Vince Flynn

        Both superb authors
        I used to read Clancy, but I found his books became very dry and pedantic after Rainbow Six (which I loved....amazing that it has never been turned into a movie). I also never cared for the character of Jack Ryan. That's just me, though.

        I've heard good things about Flynn but never read anything by him. Should I start with a particular book?

        Originally posted by Captain General
        Not a novel but this 10 episode Cinemax series is good:
        I watched the first three episodes and really enjoyed them. But then I got annoyed by all the softcore porn in every episode. Bad enough I have to suffer through that nonsense for Game of Thrones. Oh well. I might start watching again from where I left off.
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        • #5
          Anybody try Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising?

          http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Bonds-Re...5660664&sr=1-4

          I haven't read Bond in a very long time. This sounds interesting.
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          • #6
            This sounds like a winner: Brad Thor's Takedown. I've heard good things about this author, too.

            http://www.amazon.com/Takedown-A-Thr...mm_pap_title_0
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rooks Bailey View Post
              This sounds like a winner: Brad Thor's Takedown. I've heard good things about this author, too.

              http://www.amazon.com/Takedown-A-Thr...mm_pap_title_0
              Thor and Flynn are pretty similar. Think Jack Bauer when it comes to their books. Both are good.

              Flynn's main character is Mitch Rapp. The first book in the series is Separation of Powers.

              Thor's main character is Scot Harvath. The first book in the series is Lions of Lucerne.
              If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                Not a novel but this 10 episode Cinemax series is good:

                The first season is based on Chris Ryan's book which is also called Strike Back. I have the book but haven't read it yet.

                Ryan was a SAS member and was in the Bravo Two Zero mission. He was the lone member to evade capture.
                If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Legate View Post
                  Ryan was a SAS member and was in the mission. He was the lone member to evade capture.
                  I didn't know that was him! Guess he writes from experience!
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