Jeff Rovin lives and works in New York City.
Jeff Rovin writes to an outline created by Tom Clancy and has carved out quite a nice little niche for himself. He does all the Op-Centre series I believe and while youâ€™re waiting for the genuine article, this is good fill-in, escapist stuff.Comparison: Matthew Reilly, Duncan Falconer, Patrick Robinson.Similar this month: Clive Cussler, Geoffrey Archer.
Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine Douglas Flannery meets with an old friend and former spy near New York's South Street Seaport. She is seeking his help to thwart a Russian plan to overrun her native Ukraine, but those for whom she is working propose an infinitely more dangerous scheme, one that could draw in NATO forces and possibly ignite World War III. Moments later, as she jogs along the East River, her throat is slashed.Within hours, Op-Center learns of the killing and alarm bells go off. Director Chase Williams and his team have been following events as both Ukraine, her NATO allies, and Russia rapidly deploy forces in a dangerous game of brinksmanship. But the secret that Flannery has learned threatens to take the looming battle to a whole new and very lethal level. Using cutting edge techniques of cyber warfare and spycraft, Op-Center must respond to the rapidly unfolding crisis before the U.S. is forced to take sides in a conflict that could change history.
The Ring of Fire: 25,000 miles of oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, and seismic plates circling the Pacific Ocean. Enough dormant power to reshape the world as we know it waits to be unleashed beneath the Earth's crust. Until now. In a matter of moments entire swaths of America's west coast slide into the ocean. Los Angeles becomes a crumbling ghost town. Refugee camps are littered with flyers for missing loved ones. The city is a scene of utter devastation and despair. Within Hollywood the military quarantines Coldwater Canyon due to the extreme damage; however, suspicions are growing that this is not the true reason why. Wes Harding is a FEMA field director who has stayed behind, searching the wreckage for bodies. He's finding plenty of them, but many have an odd similarity: the ribcages have been sliced open - their respiratory systems meticulously removed. The only thing that's clear is that something more is going on here. With the help of dedicated activist Hannah Lonnegin and hippie scientist Dr. Bernard Dumas, Harding must get to the bottom of the mystery. Humanity hangs in the balance - and maybe more.
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin has held readers in breathless suspense with his Tom Clancy's Op-Center novels. He has created compelling characters with vividly rendered emotions and actions. His page-turning thrillers have addressed questions of good and evil in our times. Now, Rovin confronts the question of Good and Evil on the ultimate battleground. A human soul hangs in the balance, and thousands of years of religious teachings depict only the beginning of the fight for dominion over man. Psychologist Sarah Lynch is stunned when one of her young patients hangs himself. Evidence reveals that Fredric had become a Satanist. Intending to solve the puzzle of Fredric's death, Sarah attempts to conjure the devil-surely then she will understand what the teenager was thinking. Sarah knows that belief in God and the Devil is a construct of the human mind and that people contain within them both good and evil. Her own family is the perfect example. Sarah's mother is still in denial about her dead husband's alcoholism, but acts as a wonderful grandparent to the son of the family's live-in housekeeper. Her alcoholic brother bounces from girlfriend to girlfriend and job to job, but always there when Sarah needs him. And Sarah herself? She lost her faith more than a decade ago, during a personal crisis. But she is dedicated to giving others the help she did not receive. Even the nun who is Sarah's best friend cannot break through Sarah's shield of cynicism. But Satan can. The Devil himself rises in Sarah's office, sometimes a being of dark smoke and sometimes a creature of all-too-perfect, seductive flesh. Most disturbing is Satan's claim that only by following him can people find real happiness. In the Devil's theology, God is a brutal, jealous bully. And as God and Satan battle for Sarah's soul, Sarah comes to believe him. She forgets that he is the Master of Lies . . . .At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
From the New York Times bestselling writer of Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, a relentlessly paced techno-thriller that plunges readers into the icy depths of the Antarctic.An experimental U.S. Submarine, the Tempest D, with a propulsion system five-times-faster than traditional drives is to be tested in the remote South Polar waters. Chinese intelligence learns of the test and sends their own submarine to observe. When an underwater collision causes the sumarines to become trapped under the Antarctic ice, they need each other to survive. Meanwhile, a U.S. military team codenamed L.A.S.E.R.-- Land Air Sea Emergency Rescue-- is sent on an unprecedented rescue mission . . . under the Polar cap, every minute matters.Combining inernational political intrigue, exotic locales and insider details, Tempest Down delivers the same high-tech edge that Jeff Rovin brings to Tom Clancy's Op-Center books.
The two luminescent eyes watched the long, deserted roadway from low on the gusty promontory. Moist and dark, like large oily pearls, the eyes shifted and widened almost imperceptibly at every movement a hundred feet below. They roamed among the dim lights and deep shadows, the tall waves of the sea beyond, the dark beach, the large sea animals that broke the surface in the distance, the night birds that soared and hovered above the rocks, the flat clouds, the misty raindrops, the signposts rattling in the wind.Most of these things were familiar; a few were not. But new or old, it was a world of constant movement, a world where any motion could be enemy or prey. Which was why the eyes missed nothing. Nor did the ears, which were shaped like gold tulip petals...It froze as the scent came suddenly, from the north...The black eyes were met by other black eyes and they all began to move...Quickly and silently they slid through the brush and stones...commanding the foothills simply by moving through them. The smell of the prey was different, the speed was greater than they had seen, but the size was familiar.They knew just what to do.--From Fatalis
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