In this race-to-the-finish thriller in the bestselling Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, an attempt to exfiltrate a Chinese scientist threatens to incite war between China and the United States.
When the launch of their powerful new hypersonic missile ends in destruction, the Chinese government needs someone to blame. Was it a failure of engineering, or sabotage? The chief engineer on the project, Dr. Yang Dàyóu, is targeted as the scapegoat and arrested—unable to help his family as they are hunted down by the military.
Op-Center’s Lt. Grace Lee is sent to China on a solo reconnaissance mission, but when she sees an opportunity to free the imprisoned scientist, she seizes it. With Lt. Lee on the run and the Chinese military at her heels, Director Chase Williams sends the rest of Op-Center to Mongolia as an extraction team. Meanwhile, Dr. Dàyóu’s son has aligned himself with a dangerous group of counterrevolutionaries hellbent on dismantling the Communist regime, putting his father’s life—and his own—in jeopardy. The Black Wasp team races to rescue their colleague and her high-risk companion without setting off an international incident that could leave China ready to release their greatest weapon yet.
JEFF ROVIN is the author of more than 150 books, fiction and nonfiction, both under his own name, under various pseudonyms, or as a ghostwriter, including numerous New York Times bestsellers and over a dozen of the original Tom Clancy’s Op-Center novels.
Tom Clancy's many thrillers include The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. He died in 2013.
Steve Pieczenik is an author and co-creator of Tom Clancy's Op-Center series.
“Rovin poignantly shows the dangers facing ordinary citizens in a totalitarian regime.” –Publishers Weekly
Praise for the OP-CENTER series:
“Rovin capably orchestrates all the players en route to the explosive climax.” —Publishers Weekly for God of War
“Military action fans will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly for Sting of the Wasp
"[A]ll the elements seamlessly click into place. Clancy would be proud."—Publishers Weekly for For Honor
“A top-notch military thriller, combining politics, suspense, and action.” —Booklist for Into the Fire