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Encyclopedia > Acts of War
Acts of War
Author Jeff Rovin
Country United States
Language English
Series Tom Clancy's Op-Center
Genre(s) Techno-thriller, Spy
Publisher HarperCollins
Released March 1997
Media Type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 492 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-00-225450-6
Preceded by Games of State
Followed by Balance of Power

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War is a technothriller by Jeff Rovin The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tom Clancys Op-Center is a book series, created by Tom Clancy. ... Techno-thrillers are a hybrid genre, drawing subject matter generally from spy thrillers, war novels, and science fiction. ... The genre of spy fiction — sometimes called political thriller or spy thriller or sometimes shortened simply to Spy-fi — arose before World War I at about the same time that the first modern intelligence agencies were formed. ... Collins was a Scottish printing company founded by a Presbyterian schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819, in partnership with Charles Chalmers, the younger brother of Thomas Chalmers, minister of Tron Church, Glasgow. ... See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... Paperback may refer to a kind of book binding by which papers are simply folded without cloth or leather and bound - usually with glue rather than stitches or staples - into a thick paper cover; or to a book with this type of binding. ...


Plot introduction

The mobile Regional Operations Center (ROC) in Turkey investigates a dam blown up by Kurdish terrorists.

Characters in "Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War"

  • Mike Rodgers- General, in charge of ROC
  • Paul Hood
  • Lowell Coffey II- Attorney, 40, civilan assigned to ROC
  • Ibrahim al-Rashid- Syrian Kurd
  • Mahmoud al-Rashid- Syrian Kurd
  • Dr. Phil Katzen- Biophysicist, 33, cilivan assigned to ROC
  • Dr. Mary Rose Mohalley- Computer programmer, 29, civilan assigned to ROC

Major themes

  • The desire of the Kurdish people for an independent state. The novel implies that the Kurds from Syria, Turkey, and Iraq work together to force a war between the government of Turkey and Syria, with the eventual goal of being granted an individual territory.
  • Injustices suffered by the Kurds at the hands of the governments of the nations they live on.
  • Volitility of Middle-East region, both politcially and ideologically

Release details

The novel was released in 1997, prior to the attack on the World Trade Center towers and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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