Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

The first book I got a hold of after discovering it on library shelves; and after the video game previews aired on television. This book was mentioned somewhere at the start of my review from Operation Barracuda. Even though I haven't played a single installment of the series I'm still intrigued by it.

School was in the mix when this book was discovered but managed to carve out some time to read through its pages. The intro scene is interesting as well as straight forward. Almost immediately you are introduced to one of the main characters:

Sam Fisher.

He's a covert operative known simply as a splinter cell [see Operation Barracuda for my definition]. Their objective: complete assigned missions, whether in advance or on the fly, as quickly and as discretely  as possible without getting captured. Fisher does this quite well to the point of making young folk look out of shape in comparison.

Within the start of the book, Fisher is actively engaged in a mission where stealth is high priority. The way he stays out of sight while still being in sight is amazing; this means he is hiding but still has a chance to be seen. He has to retrieve some information but forgets to do something vital to keep eyes from coming upon him.

Despite the whoopsy-daisy he still manages to get out of the sticky situation without getting captured. The story carries out and follows Fisher, along with those close to him, in the normal run of their lives. There are twists and turns that leave more questions than answers with the top one centering on compromised intelligence info.

There were some ups and downs in the story but its still a good read.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Follow Up

Recently did a follow up on reviewing books. Wrote a book review for the first book known simply by the title Splinter Cell. For more on this click explore [removed from site].