480 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 0.9 in
November 24, 2009
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425231445
ISBN - 13: 9780425231449
About the Book
Third Echlon operative Sam Fisher knows that several disastrous missions have depleted the ranks of the Splinter Cells. What he doesn't know is that a stunning piece of evidence has been uncovered that points to the mole who had sold out his government. And that man is him. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Original.
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1HOLMES OFFICE COMPLEX HOUSTON, TEXAS PRESENT DAY MAYA Valentina saw it in the man's gaze, which flicked down from her low-cut blouse to her well-tanned legs to her feet jammed into a pair of stilettos. She tossed back her hair, which fell in golden waves across her shoulders, then put an index finger to her lips, as though to nervously bite her nail. Oh, yes, he liked the shy schoolgirl routine, and Valentina could pass for a freshman, too, though she was nearly twenty-eight."Hi, there. You must be Ms. Haspel," he said, drawing in his sagging gut and probably wishing his thinning hair were two shades darker. She reached across the desk and accepted his hairy paw. "It's nice to meet you, Mr. Leonard, and thanks for the interview." "Well, as I said, we only have one position to fill, so the competition is fierce. Please have a seat." She settled down and leaned toward his desk, keeping her blue eyes locked on his. "Can I ask a question before we start?" "By all means." "Does the company have a sexual-harassment policy?" His lip twitched. "Of course." "Well, I've had some problems in the past." "I'm sorry to hear that." "Yeah, the one guy was married and claimed I was a stalker, which was totally not the case. The other guy kept saying I was making lewd remarks. He even said I flashed my panties, and there's no way I did that." He hesitated. "Are you serious?" "Yes. I like to get dressed up for work. It doesn't mean I want to have sex with everyone I see." He cleared his throat
From the Publisher
The National Security Agency's top-secret initiative to protect the United States from potential threats has been dubbed the Third Echelon. It deploys a lone field operative. He is sharp, nearly invisible, and deadly. And he has the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect American freedoms.
His name is Sam Fisher. He is a Splinter Cell®Third Echlon.
Operative Fisher knows that several disastrous missions have depleted the ranks of the Splinter Cells. What he doesn’t know is that a stunning piece of evidence has been uncovered that points to the mole who sold out his government…
About the Author
David Michaels is a pseudonym for the authors of novels in the Splinter Cell, EndWar, and Ghost Recon series, all of which were created by Ubisoft Entertainment and developed under Ubisoft's Tom Clancy license. The novel series began as video games for various console systems as well as the PC.
As of February 2008, "Michaels" has released four Splinter Cell novels and one EndWar novel. The first two Splinter Cell novels were written by Raymond Benson. Benson has also written some James Bond books. However, in 2006, Benson announced he was finished with Splinter Cell and that the next novel would be written by a different author under the same pseudonym.