Tom Clancy's Op-Center (novel)

Op-Center or Tom Clancy's Op-Center (1995) is the first novel in Tom Clancy's Op-Center created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. It was written by Jeff Rovin.

Op-Center cover
First edition
Author Jeff Rovin (created by Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik)
Country United States
Language English
Series Op-Center
Genre Geopolitical thriller
Publisher Berkley Books
Publication date
1 February 1995 (1st edition)
Published in English
1 February 1995 (1st English language edition)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback) and audio
Pages 400 (US paperback edition)
ISBN 978-0-7862-0491-5 (US paperback edition)
OCLC 32465304
Followed by Mirror Image

Plot introduction

Renegade South Korean soldiers set off a bomb in Seoul during a festival and make it look like it was done by North Korea. Op-Center must prove that North Korea had nothing to do with it before the situation gets hostile. To make matters worse, a rogue general plans to launch some nuclear missiles at Tokyo, Japan intending to start a war against North Korea.


  • Paul Hood - Director of Op-Center.
  • General Mike Rodgers - Deputy Director of Op-Center and commander of Op-Center's Military Branch, STRIKER. 2-Star General and who served in the Special Forces and Delta Force and a Vietnam War Veteran.
  • Gregory Donald - Former US Ambassador to South Korea.
  • Kim Hwan - Deputy Director of Korean Intelligence Agency.
  • Major Lee - The Evil MasterMind.
  • Av Lincoln - Secretary of State
  • Ernesto Colon - Defense Secretary
  • Melvin Parker - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Greg Kidd - CIA Director

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