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Publication Order of Net Force Books

Net Force (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Agendas (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Moves (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking Point (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point of Impact (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
CyberNation (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
State of War (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Changing of the Guard (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Springboard (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Archimedes Effect (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Net Force Explorers Books

Virtual Vandals (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadliest Game (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One is the Loneliest Number (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Escape (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Race (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End Game (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cyberspy (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of Honor (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Lives (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe House (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gameprey (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duel Identity (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathworld (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Wire (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaways (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Net Force is a series of novels from Tom Clancy. The books take place in a future where computers have become weapons of mass destruction and, as a result, a special organization to police cyber space is created.

+The Story

Tom Clancy has become a brand that is nearly unparalleled in the entertainment arena. The author has his name on movies, television shows, and even video games. However, it was in literary publishing that Tom Clancy first spread is fame.

The author garnered a reputation for creating realistic military fiction filled with edgy heroes and cunning antagonists. Fans of the Clancy books will remember first encountering Net Force in the Op-Center series.

The Op-Center books, which were written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik along with Tom Clancy, introduced a special division of the FBI called Net Force in ‘Games of State’. Whether he was driven by the popularity of the concept or it simply availed him the opportunity to take his militaristic sensibilities to Cyber Space, Tom Clancy eventually gave the Net Force idea its own spin off series.

The books, which began publication in 1999, have a young adult feel to them, which might explain some of the negative opinions they tend to attract.

The Net Force series is set in 2010. Computers are the new superpowers and anyone who wishes to control the world must first control cyber space. In response to the rising cyber threats, the United States Congress created the Net Force, a branch of the FBI operating as a computer security agency.

The men and women of the Net Force are computer experts, the best in their field, persons that work to combat threats to the United States and the world at large. Leading the charge against Cyber threats is Alex Michaels, the deputy director of the Net Force who is forced to take charge when his boss is killed.

For Alex, there is no more difficult a job than managing the Net Force, not only because of the distinct personalities he has to deal with but also the threats he is often charged with protecting his team against.

The Net Force is often a target for the bad guys who see them as the first line of defense that must be eliminated before any nefarious schemes can be executed. When Alex isn’t guiding his team as they maneuver the dangerous landscape of cyber space, he is fighting those political elements that question the relevance of the Net Force and make it their goal to see the team eliminated.

The Net Force series typically receives mixed reviews. Fans of Tom Clancy rarely see the series in a positive light, mostly because the books play with very outlandish concepts, at least when compared to Tom Clancy’s other military fiction series.

The Net Force series should be intellectually stimulating literary material. After all, the books revolve around hacking and computing concepts. Tom Clancy succeeds in injecting action, adventure and mayhem into the mix by introducing virtual reality technology through which hacking schemes and techniques can be deployed.

While some people think this approach is inspired, others believe that the idea of hacking a Russian server by creating a Virtual Russian Landscape that you can access via VR technology so as to partake in physical adventures that represent computer hacking is too ridiculous.

Clancy’s attempts at turning the Net Force books into pulpy thrillers via VR technology aren’t subtle enough. Even more of a contentious issue is the relationships between the characters. The Net Force series has a tendency to get very soapy, with the romantic relationships taking over most of the plot.

+Net Force Adaptations

The Net Force series became a movie in 1999. Directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Scott Bakula, the movie followed the adventures of Alex Michaels, deputy head of a cyber-security agency that must deal with the aftermath of his boss’ assassination.

The movie bombed at the box office. Fans described it as boring cyber-nonsense that boasted successful elements of suspense which fall apart at the end.

+The Authors

The Net Force series is primarily imputed to Steve Perry. Tom Clancy’s name might be on the cover but it’s Steve Perry who did most of the writing. An American television and science fiction writer, Steve was born in the Deep South.

He began his professional life as a swimming instructor before becoming a lifeguard and going on to experiment with numerous other careers. The father of two children Steve eventually found success as a freelance writer. Steve Perry has done work on notable franchises like Alien, Star Wars, and Conan.

Steve Perry wrote the Net Force series until 2006 when the books seemingly ended. When net force was essentially rebooted in 2013, Jerome Preisler took over the writing duties.

The Net Force novels primarily sell because of their connection to Tom Clancy, this despite the fact that Clancy created the concept and then left the progression of the series to other writers.

+Net Force

When Cyber criminals start threatening the safety of the United States, the Net Force is created by Congress, an organization working inside the FBI to enforce the Web net laws.

Alex Michaels was a relatively ordinary family man working as deputy director of the Net Force. His life changes when the Net Force director – his Boss—is assassinated and Alex is assigned the task of leading the members of the Net Force as they face off against the machinations of an internet whiz and terrorist.

The first book in the Net Force series introduces readers to a world where computers rule. The book looks at the life of Alex Michaels, the deputy director of a cyber-security team that must take over from his boss when the director is assassinated.

Alex struggles to find his footing in the complicated world of cyber threats. It doesn’t help matters that there is a sexy female assassin that is out to kill him.

+Hidden Agendas

Someone gains access to highly classified information and begins spreading it online. From the trading routes of drug cartels to the identities of U.S. spies, the culprit in question shows little regard for what he is sharing or the lives his actions are affecting.

Alex Michaels is called in to stop this madman with the help of the Net Force.

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