Tom Clancy's Endwar

Paperback | February 5, 2008

byDavid Michaels

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A new phenomenon begins.

Created by #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy

Based on the bestselling video game, this new series will take readers onto the battlefields of World War III with the technical savvy and explosive action that Clancy fans have come to expect.

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A new phenomenon begins. Created by #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy Based on the bestselling video game, this new series will take readers onto the battlefields of World War III with the technical savvy and explosive action that Clancy fans have come to expect.

Thomas L. Clancy, Jr., known to his multitudes of fans as Tom Clancy, was born in 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing military thrillers. Clancy's novels are highly successful,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.47 × 4.22 × 0.88 inPublished:February 5, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Paper ... Just too silly Yes, I know it is just a book, but it is a really bad book. I was hoping for some well-researched material with Canadian forces fighting with the Americans defending in Canada. However, the book is so “Americans good, everyone else bad” as to make it sad. If this is now Clancy’s writing style, that is also sad. Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger are in the past. This should not be the future. The Russians invade Canada, though I’m not sure why they land far away from their targets and give the U.S. a lot of time to deploy to stop them. There is no mention of the Canadian military at all. Most of the fighting takes place in the Territories and in Alberta, but no Canadian Rangers show up, no fighters from Cold Lake, no PPCLI from Edmonton, even though the base in on the outskirts of Edmonton, and no JTF2 which are considered by most as one of the best trained special forces unit in the world. No Canadian that wimpy could be elected and no prime minister would ever be allowed to sit on the sidelines as the Russians invaded. One reviewer mentioned Paul Martin. Both he and Tom Clancy should read some history. Canadians joined World Wars 1 and 2 while American politician, many isolation Republicans, sat on the sidelines. Martin sent Canadians to fight in Afghanistan for the right reasons. One Canadian political leader in this book is an idiot and the other is a Russian spy! As to the book itself, Clancy gets most of the geographic facts correct. I don’t know why the Russian land in Red Deer and drive their tanks to Calgary, so the Americans can destroy them on the way. I don’t know why the bad guys use the Calgary tower, as the PetroCan building is taller and was there when the book was written. I’m not sure why a strike against the High Level bridge in Edmonton would stop the attack cold going towards the Alberta Legislature. When that bridge is busy and I want to go a different way, I have several other bridges I can use. Maybe the Russians had bad maps or the brave warriors of Google Earth fooled them. If you want some good future military fiction, go ask someone. This book is not it.
Date published: 2010-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What do you know? CanCon!? What do you know? Tom Clancy's Endwar has a heck of a lot of Canadian content. The description might suggest the book addresses a near-future war between Saudi Arabia and Iran sets the stage for a recently release Tom Clancy, strategy video game of the same name. Once you get into it, however, it's clear these events are completely in the past and the story exists in the new, post-Saudi/Iran war, with references to the video game story basically ignored. But who's left as top oli competition for Russia with the Middle East out of the petroleum picture? Canada! Specifically, Alberta! Look out! The Russians are coming! Three quasi Superpowers, the USA, Europe and Russia slug it out in various plots and intrigues, but in the end the Russians are over the pole, fighting tooth and nail for....High Level? Enter into that somewhat entertaining concept is the interplay between the American President, and the Canadian Prime Minister, who seems to be based on a Paul Martin-esque figure than a right-leaning Conservative. Actually, the Canadian response is one of the most unbelievable aspects of the book, but it made me think, what would Paul Martin do? I got the book for the back story on the video game, but while the connection is clearly there, it's not so strict you can't have one without the other. In the end I found my province under threat in an only somewhat crazy military thriller / sci-fi production. Very unlikely, but not as off the wall as alien invasion. Maybe I should start stocking canned goods and finally be a good Albertan and get my F.A.C. Or wait, do good Albertans get those?
Date published: 2008-11-22

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Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageAcknowledgements ONETWOTHREEFOURFIVESIXSEVENEIGHTNINETENELEVENTWELVETHIRTEENFOURTEENFIFTEENSIXTEENSEVENTEENEIGHTEENNINETEENTWENTYTWENTY-ONETWENTY-TWOTWENTY-THREETWENTY-FOURTWENTY-FIVETWENTY-SIXTWENTY-SEVENTWENTY-EIGHTTWENTY-NINETHIRTYTHIRTY-ONETHIRTY-TWOTHIRTY-THREETHIRTY-FOURTHIRTY-FIVETHIRTY-SIXTHIRTY-SEVENTHIRTY-EIGHTTHIRTY-NINEFORTYFORTY-ONE THE BESTSELLING NOVELS OFTOM CLANCYTHE TEETH OF THE TIGERA new generation—Jack Ryan, Jr.—takes over in Tom Clancy’s extraordinary, and extraordinarily prescient, novel. “INCREDIBLY ADDICTIVE.” —Daily Mail (London)  RED RABBITTom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan’s early days— in an engrossing novel of global political drama . . . “A WILD, SATISFYING RIDE.” —New York Daily News  THE BEAR AND THE DRAGONA clash of world powers. President Jack Ryan’s trial by fire. “HEART-STOPPING ACTION . . . CLANCY STILL REIGNS.” —The Washington Post  RAINBOW SIXJohn Clark is used to doing the CIA’s dirty work. Now he’s taking on the world . . . “ACTION-PACKED.” —The New York Times Book Review  EXECUTIVE ORDERSA devastating terrorist act leaves Jack Ryan as President of the United States . . . “UNDOUBTEDLY CLANCY’S BEST YET.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  DEBT OF HONORIt begins with the murder of an American woman in the backstreets of Tokyo. It ends in war . . . “A SHOCKER.” —Entertainment Weekly  THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBERThe smash bestseller that launched Clancy’s career— the incredible search for a Soviet defector and the nuclear submarine he commands . . . “BREATHLESSLY EXCITING.” —The Washington Post  RED STORM RISINGThe ultimate scenario for World War III— the final battle for global control . . . “THE ULTIMATE WAR GAME . . . BRILLIANT.” —Newsweek  PATRIOT GAMESCIA analyst Jack Ryan stops an assassination— and incurs the wrath of Irish terrorists . . . “A HIGH PITCH OF EXCITEMENT.” —The Wall Street Journal  THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLINThe superpowers race for the ultimate Star Wars missile defense system . . . “CARDINAL EXCITES, ILLUMINATES . . . A REAL PAGE-TURNER.” —Los Angeles Daily News  CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGERThe killing of three U.S. officials in Colombia ignites the American government’s explosive, and top secret, response . . . “A CRACKLING GOOD YARN.” —The Washington Post  THE SUM OF ALL FEARSThe disappearance of an Israeli nuclear weapon threatens the balance of power in the Middle East—and around the world . . . “CLANCY AT HIS BEST . . . NOT TO BE MISSED.” —The Dallas Morning News  WITHOUT REMORSEHis code name is Mr. Clark. And his work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient . . . but who is he really? “HIGHLY ENTERTAINING.” —The Wall Street JournalNovels by Tom ClancyTHE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER RED STORM RISING PATRIOT GAMES THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER THE SUM OF ALL FEARS WITHOUT REMORSE DEBT OF HONOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS RAINBOW SIX THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON RED RABBIT THE TEETH OF THE TIGER SSN: STRATEGIES OF SUBMARINE WARFARE  NonfictionSUBMARINE: A GUIDED TOUR INSIDE A NUCLEAR WARSHIP ARMORED CAV: A GUIDED TOUR OF AN ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT FIGHTER WING: A GUIDED TOUR OF AN AIR FORCE COMBAT WING MARINE: A GUIDED TOUR OF A MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT AIRBORNE: A GUIDED TOUR OF AN AIRBORNE TASK FORCE CARRIER: A GUIDED TOUR OF AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER SPECIAL FORCES: A GUIDED TOUR OF U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES INTO THE STORM: A STUDY IN COMMAND (written with General Fred Franks, Jr., Ret., and Tony Koltz)EVERY MAN A TIGER (written with General Charles Horner, Ret., and Tony Koltz)SHADOW WARRIORS: INSIDE THE SPECIAL FORCES (written with General Carl Stiner, Ret., and Tony Koltz)BATTLE READY (written with General Tony Zinni, Ret., and Tony Koltz)  Created by Tom Clancy  ENDWAR TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: OPERATION BARRACUDA TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: CHECKMATE TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: FALLOUT  Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: MIRROR IMAGE TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: GAMES OF STATE TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: ACTS OF WAR TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: BALANCE OF POWER TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: STATE OF SIEGE TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: DIVIDE AND CONQUER TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: LINE OF CONTROL TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: MISSION OF HONOR TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: SEA OF FIRE TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: CALL TO TREASON TOM CLANCY’S OP-CENTER: WAR OF EAGLES TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCETOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: HIDDEN AGENDAS TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: NIGHT MOVES TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: BREAKING POINT TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: POINT OF IMPACT TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: CYBERNATION TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: STATE OF WAR TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: CHANGING OF THE GUARD TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: SPRINGBOARD TOM CLANCY’S NET FORCE: THE ARCHIMEDES EFFECT  Created by Tom Clancy and Martin GreenbergTOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: POLITIKA TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: RUTHLESS.COM TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: SHADOW WATCH TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: BIO-STRIKE TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: COLD WAR TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: CUTTING EDGE TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: ZERO HOUR TOM CLANCY’S POWER PLAYS: WILD CARDTHE BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Y3, Canada (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Books Ltd., 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Penguin Group Ireland, 25 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd.) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty. Ltd.) Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd., 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi—110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, North Shore 0632, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd.) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty.) Ltd., 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd., Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content. TOM CLANCY’S ENDWAR™ A Berkley Book / published by arrangement with Rubicon, Inc. PRINTING HISTORY Berkley edition / February 2008 Copyright © 2008 by Rubicon, Inc.EndWar, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft in the U.S. and other countries. Tom Clancy’s EndWar copyright © 2008 by Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. All rights reserved.No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions.For information, address: The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. eISBN : 978-1-101-00377-0 BERKLEY®Berkley Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. BERKLEY® is a registered trademark of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. The “B” design is a trademark belonging to Penguin Group (USA) Inc.   ACKNOWLEDGMENTSThe author would like to thank the following individuals whose assistance and support made this book possible:  Mr. Tom ColganMr. Chris GeorgeMs. Sandra HardingChief Warrant Officer James Ide, USN (Ret.)Major Mark Aitken, U.S. ArmyMaster Sergeant Randy McElwee, U.S. Army (Ret.)Major William R. Reeves, U.S. ArmyMajor Craig Walker, USAF  FROM UBISOFT:Joshua MeyerRichard DanskyAlexis NolentOlivier HenriotCedrick DelmasThe Ubisoft legal departmentJohn GonzalezAudrey LeprinceNathalie PaccardMichael De Plater  FROM BLACKHAWK PRODUCTS GROUP:Mr. Mike Noel, U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.)Mr. Tom O’Sullivan, U.S. Army (Ret.)Mr. Michael Janich, U.S. Army (Ret.)Mr. Steve Matulewicz, Command Master Chief (SEAL) (Ret.)Mr. Brent Beshara, Canadian Special Forces (Ret.)  Mr. Michael Rigg, Paladin PressMr. Darrel Ralph, custom knife maker ( Rudy McDaniel, University of Central FloridaMrs. Carole McDaniel (, Lauren, and Kendall TelepAnd there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. —REVELATION 6:4  I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. —ALBERT EINSTEINCAST OF CHARACTERSJOINT STRIKE FORCE (JSF) LEADERSHIP—U.S. David Becerra, President (“American Eagle”)Roberta Santiago, National Security AdvisorMark Hellenberg, White House Chief of StaffGeneral Laura Kennedy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)General Rudolph McDaniel, Vice Chairman of the JCSMajor Alice Dennison, USMC, JSF Tactical Operations Specialist (“Hammer”)Charles Shakura (lead interrogator for JSF)  JOINT STRIKE FORCE, ODA SPECIAL FORCES Team Sergeant Nathan Vatz (“Vortex”; “Bali”)Captain Tom Gerard, Detachment CommanderChief Warrant Officer 3 Douglas Barnes, Assistant Detachment CommanderSergeant Zack Murrow, Weapons Sergeant (“Volcano”)Captain Mike Godfrey, Detachment Commander (ODA 888, “Berserker Six”)Captain Manny Rodriguez, Detachment Commander (ODA 897, “Zodiac Six”)Chief Warrant Officer 3 Samson, Assistant Detachment Commander (ODA 888, “Black Bear”)Sergeant Jac Sasaki, Senior Medic (ODA 888, “Band-Aid”)Staff Sergeant Paul Dresden, Assistant Medic (ODA 888, “Beethoven”)  JOINT STRIKE FORCE, MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCES Colonel Stack, Company CommanderStaff Sergeant Raymond McAllen, Force Recon Team Leader (“Outlaw One”)Sergeant Terry Jones, Assistant Team Leader (“Outlaw Two”)Corporal Palladino, team scout/sniper (“Outlaw Three”)Corporal Szymanski, team scout (“Outlaw Four”)Lance Corporal Friskis, radio operator (“Outlaw Five”)Navy Corpsman Gutierrez, medic (“Outlaw Six”)Sergeant Scott Rule, New Assistant Team Leader (“Outlaw Two”)  F-35 DETACHMENT, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Major Stephanie Halverson, USAF (“Siren”)Captain Jake Boyd, USAF (“Ghost Hawk”)Captain Lisa Johansson, USAF (“Sapphire”)  STRYKER BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM Captain Chuck Welch, Company CommanderStaff Sergeant Marc Rakken (“Sparta Six”)Sergeant Timothy Appleman, Vehicle CommanderPrivate First Class Penny Hassa, Vehicle Driver  USS FLORIDA SSN-805 Commander Jonathan Andreas“Jack” (Operations Officer)Senior Chief Radioman SheldonChief Electronic Technician Burgess“Dan” (Communications Officer)  JSF NAVY HIGH COMMAND, HONOLULU Admiral Donald Stanton, Commander, Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Admiral Charles Harrison, Commander, Submarines, Pacific“Smitty” USS Florida’s Submarine Squadron Commander  RUSSIAN FEDERATION Vsevolod Vsevolodovich Kapalkin, PresidentGeneral Sergei Izotov, Director of the GlavnojeRazvedyvatel ’noje Upravlenije (GRU)Colonel Pavel Doletskaya (GRU)Major Alexei Noskov, Tactical Operations Officer (“Werewolf”)Colonel Viktoria Antsyforov (GRU)Commander Ivan Golova, commander of the UlyanovskCaptain Pravota, Ka-29 chopper pilotCaptain Second Rank Mikhail Anatolyevich Kolosov, commander of the RomanovAlexi Vasiliev, aka William Bullard, Russian mole  EUROPEAN FEDERATION President Nathalie PerreauGeneral Amadou Bankolé, EF Enforcers CorpsCapitaine Ilaria Cimino, EFEC Executive Officer  CANADA Robert Emerson, Prime Minister“Khaki,” chopper pilot and ex-Canadian Special Forces  TERRORIST Green Vox (symbolic head of the Green Brigade Transnational)Map concept by James Ide Graphic design by Carole McDanielMap by Carole McDanielMap by Carole McDanielONE“He’s coming around! Everybody get—”Team Sergeant Nathan Vatz never finished his sentence. The Russian T-100 main battle tank on the opposite end of the intersection finished it for him.Vatz slammed onto his gut, sliding across the rain-slick pavement as the office building fifty meters ahead exploded with a thunderous boom.Shards of concrete, glass, and mangled metal arced into the cold night and fell in a hailstorm on the blackened remains of the HMMWVs and a pair of eight-wheeled Stryker infantry combat vehicles, behind which Vatz’s special forces team had taken cover. A black rose of smoke backlit by fire bloomed across the intersection, driven by a wind thick with the stench of cordite.With a sudden lurch, the fifty-ton tank rumbled closer, its 152mm smoothbore main gun swiveling menacingly, tracks grinding over the bodies of the rifle squad—the tank’s first victims—who’d been hit as they’d dismounted from one of the Strykers.Vatz wiped sweat from his eyes, cleared his throat, and spoke into the tiny voice-activated boom mike at his lips: “Victor Six, this is Vortex, over?”His voice had cracked. Calm down. They just had to get the hell out of here. That was it.But now their exfiltration had gone to hell. No bird to swoop in, land on the rooftop helipad, and whisk them to safety. No nothing.And that tank wasn’t operating alone. The rest of that platoon had to be nearby, with dismounted forces from the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles parked outside the gate.“Victor Six, this is Vortex, over?”Where was the rest of his twelve-man team? They’d been right behind him, and the captain had been holding up in that doorway, which was now empty.Vatz bolted to his feet, darted back behind the still-burning hulk of a Mercedes SUV, and suddenly raised his pistol, about to fire—When he realized the men down the alley were friendlies, his team, easy to mistake because of their Russian Spetsnaz uniforms.Weapons Sergeant Zack Murrow had already shouldered the Javelin antitank missile they had recovered from one of the dead infantrymen and was moving toward the street, about to lie prone and get a bead on that tank.Vatz rushed toward Zack; never breaking cover, he said in perfect Russian, “Don’t miss.”The sergeant answered in English. “Right. But forget the Russian, Nathan. Our cover’s been seriously blown.”Vatz and his colleagues were Joint Strike Force soldiers wearing enemy uniforms. They would be considered spies. They would not be taken prisoner. There would be no diplomatic negotiation for their release.Hurrying farther along the wall, Vatz found the detachment commander, Captain Tom Gerard, and the assistant detachment commander, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Douglas Barnes, speaking softly, Gerard working an index finger over his pocket PC. Next to them were the team’s two commo guys, and farther back were the two engineers and assistant weapons sergeant, Russian Varjag heavy pistols drawn as they covered the end of the alley. One of the two medics was positioned at the near side.