To save a prominent scientist and his son from a corrupt government's agents, the Net Force Explorers embark on a terrifying virtual hunt for their enemies--before it's too late.
Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews and then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.
Diane DuaneNotify me of new titles added by this author
Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for nearly thirty years. Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the Middle Kingdoms epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek universe, and many scripts for live-action and animated TV series on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as work in comics and computer games. She has spent a considerable amount of time on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has picked up various awards and award nominations here and there. She lives in County Wicklow, in Ireland, with her husband of twenty years, the screenwriter and novelist Peter Morwood. A more complete biography is here: http://www.dianeduane.com/diane-duane-biography And DD's full bibliography / filmography is here: http://www.dianeduane.com/diane-duane-bibliography-filmography Her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is a weird kind of Swiss scrambled-potato dish called maluns, she was born in a Year of the Dragon, and her sign is Runway 24 Left, Hold For Clearance.
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Dr. Steve Pieczenik, one of the world's most experienced international crisis managers and hostage negotiators, bases his novels, including his new work State Of Emergency, on his twenty years of experience in resolving international crises for four U.S. administrations.
Dr. Pieczenik is the first psychiatrist ever to receive a Ph.D. in international conflict resolution. He trained in psychiatry at Harvard and has both an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and a Ph.D. in international relations from M.I.T. He served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Secretaries Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker.
As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1989- 1990, he developed the strategy and tactics that were used in resolving the thirty year internecine conflict in Cambodia. He helped design and negotiate the International Peace Conference in Cambodia in 1990 and conceptualized the involvement of the Perm Five and U.N. International Peace Keeping Force in Cambodia.
Under Secretary of State George Shultz, Dr. Pieczenik used his unique psychopolitical expertise for the Secretary's mediation of the conflict in the Middle East between Israel, Jordan, and Syria. Similarly, he helped provide negotiation strategies for major U.S.- Soviet arms control summits during the second Reagan administration. His conflict mediation expertise was utilized in the peaceful transition of power in South Korea from a military dictatorship to a democracy as well as in working with the political opposition in Panama to oust general Manuel Noriega.
As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Management under Secretaries of State Kissinger and Vance, Dr. Pieczenik was the principal International Crisis Management and Hostage Negotiator. He was the first to develop conflict resolution techniques that were instrumental in saving over five hundred hostages in different terrorist episodes, including the Hanafi Moslem Seizure in Washington, D.C., the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving such nefarious terrorists as Idi Amin, Arafat, Quaddafi, Carlos, and Abu Nidal.
He was also involved in advising senior officials on important psychopolitical dynamics and conflict mediation strategies for President Carter's successful Camp David Peace Conference
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April 30, 2000
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