Rainbow Six, by Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy’s name has been found atop a number of video games over the years, but not all of those games were worthy of the novels that inspired them from the political-thriller master himself. (Technically, Rainbow Six was a book before it was a game, but only just barely.) Following the elite anti-terror unit known as “Rainbow,” the book portrays the black-ops team on its first set of missions, culminating in a hunt to stop eco-terrorists. While the villains may be a little ’90s, the book is just as taut and meticulous as any of Clancy’s more famous works, like The Hunt for Red October or Patriot Games. It’s a throwback read, to be sure, but features a master author doing great work.
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