by Tom Clancy
Book #2 in the Op-Center series (published 1995)
Op-Center, the newly founded crisis management team, begins a race against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart–but this one is controlled by those repressive hardliners. Two rival Op-Centers, virtual mirror images of each other.
The Cold War is over. And chaos is setting in. The new President of Russia is trying to create a new democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian Mafia, the right wing nationalists, and those nefarious forces thright-wing whatever it takes to return Russia back to the days of the Czar.
Op-Center, the newly founded but highly successful crisis management team, begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart . . . but this one’s controlled by those same repressive hardliners