Operation Barracuda is book two in the Splinter Cell book series. First book that was read in the series was simply titled Splinter Cell. The series is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name.
One day while browsing the library shelves for reading material, I stumbled across some Tom Clancy inspired books. In the process of reaching for a specific book off the shelf, another book catches my eye.
Sorry for the glare, was taking picture at an angle.
This is a picture of my personal copy of the book resting a top of a matte black jacket; thought it could pass for the stealth suit. Same pic can be found on my blog of a similar name.
Enter the Barracuda
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda was the book that caught my eye. The Splinter Cell book series is all written under the pseudonym of David Michaels. Book one was interesting so I was expecting book two to follow suit.
Reading starts off and I'm not disappointed. My progress in the book was going really well till I got side tracked; so much so that I had to return the book to the library despite not being finished. Some time later it was rediscovered while shopping for my textbooks.
Once my books arrived, I started reading again. Its such an amazing book and for whatever reason I kept reaching for the remote to hit the rewind button. True occurrence.
One of the main characters in the series is an operative named Sam Fisher. He's an older gent that's in better shape than most young folk. His profession tags him as a splinter cell.
What's a splinter cell you ask? "Someone of whom you DO NOT want after you for anything nor any reason. They will always see you before you see them (Blogger, Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda Book Review)."
The story picks up where book one left off. Investigations are still ongoing pertaining to leakage of sensitive information. We follow Fisher as he travels the globe in search of any and all leads to help bring closure to the investigations.
As simple as the tasks sound, they were anything but simple. Loads of twists, turns and not to mention emotional meltdowns that not even the hardened cell can handle. From start to finish there was never a dull moment.
Some of My Favorite Parts
Like the first book, there were memorable moments. Unlike the first, the favorites aren't just at the beginning.
Meet the General's Wife
Not in a dark alley not even in a well lit area. She was a tough customer. It took a lot to calm her down but once calm she was an instant ally.
The General should have known better. Even Ivan the Terrible* knows to stay on her good side.
Just about any situation involving Fisher in a tight spot with a dire need to escape. The way he figures out the solutions for these situations is just mind blowing.
An amazing scene where Fisher needs help getting out of dodge. His people can't come because its a delicate situation as well as location. Thinking he'll have to stay or face an untimely end, help comes from an unexpected source; in large numbers too.
*Can't say too much about it since I don't won't to spoil the reading for you.
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