The return of the cutting-edge thriller series NET FORCE, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik.
The number-one threat to our nation's security is in cyberspace. The new U.S. president wants to tackle the urgent problem head-on and launches a top-secret line of defense: Net Force. But before the organisation can be announced, the country is hit by an unprecedented, two-pronged terror attack.
Not yet empowered by Congress nor embraced by a dubious intelligence community, still untested, unproven, and officially unnamed, Net Force's elite group of cyber-experts and field operatives must lead the fight against the ongoing waves of hacks while tracking down the mastermind. Their failure could mean global catastrophe. Success may lead them to become the highest-level security agency in the United States.
A thriller that seems ripped-from-tomorrow's headlines, NET FORCE: DARK WEB relaunches one of the most prescient series at a time when cybersecurity is more vital than ever.
Clancy's newest collaboration takes us to 2010, when the virtual Web looks like a stock-car race and gadgets and gizmos abound. Net Force, a computer security agency created by Congress, patrols the technological etherworld and those who hook into it. When the agency's director is assassinated, Deputy Director Alex Michaels suddenly finds himself in command. Diverted by the Chechen mastermind in Russia, Michaels and his forces are soon battling the New Mafia and an Irish assassin named "The Selkie." Out in the field, the Special Forces carry advanced armor and weapons systems while joshing around in cartoonlike jargon. The computer jocks drive their virtual Vipers to investigate "roadblocks" and "pileups." The equipment is interesting, but the action doesn't bear up under the ponderous exposition and flatter-than-a-floppy-disk characters. FYI: Net Force is soon to be an ABC mini-series.