Hidden Agendas (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #2) by Steve Perry

Hidden Agendas (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #2)

In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them, control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBI: the Net Force.A list of every U.S. spy in the Euro-Asian theater ... the movements of rival drug cartels ... Someone with access to classified information is posting it on the Internet --- and it's costing lives. Net Force Commander Alex Michaels is in the h...


Details Hidden Agendas (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #2)

TitleHidden Agendas (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #2)
ISBN9780425171394
Author
Release DateOct 28th, 1999
PublisherBerkley
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Action
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Reviews Hidden Agendas (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #2)

  • Rachel
    2007-12-07
    Okay, I'm just a sucker for this stuff. I bet other folks would give it a 3 or 4, but this is squarely in the list of my favorite type of book. I'm a Steve Perry fan (he is only credited in the acknowledgments, but it's clearly one of his books) and a Tom Clancy fan, and together they make up for Perry's lack of detail and Clancy's sexism, to create a really fun ride with characters I really like. This is the first book in the Net Force series, a...
  • Jacob
    2019-05-15
    This book has aged badly. The technology comes across as comical in 2019. The VR scenarios where two guys duel in the wild west—one guy representing a firewall—is absurd. This is only the tip of the iceberg when dealing with the nonsensical technological aspects of the book. If you can forgo all that, this is a fun/fast pace read of a book. I didn’t read the first book in this series as I got the book from my brother’s wife and had no ide...
  • J.A. Devenport
    2020-01-06
    This book was pretty disappointing. The internet security premise definitely hasn't aged very well. On top of that it wasn't very well written, with a few POV characters and story arcs that could have been cut from the story because they were so pointless. Also, I felt like the main character's hard-on for a 90's Miata was a bit overblown and once again, pointless.
  • Dane Sherry
    2018-04-22
    As always, there was an excellent cast of characters. This overrides any errors concerning technical issues that many computer savvy folks like to point out and pan the author for. Good plot and a well developed story. Need to use a better proofreader as I found sever grammatical errors. Overall it’s a very good read.
  • Nancy E Ball
    2019-08-30
    Good action and flowI like the flow of the action. Not much of the personal relationships kind of reader. The tech is solid on all fronts and it kept me interested. The VR explanations were spot on and captured my imagination. If you like computer tech mixed with the digital solider, you should like this one. It left enough like ends that I will catch the next on soon.
  • Gina Alexander
    2019-07-04
    This story and plot was outstanding!
  • Cade
    2009-09-23
    Not unreadable, but too far fetched for my tastes.I think this is the second book in the Net Force series and it shows. I didn’t read the first, but generally the first book in a series is full of action, etc. while the second often spends more time developing characters and going into back-stories. That was certainly the case with this book.The book is based on an FBI special ‘Net Force’ team that is made of computer geeks that are suppose...
  • John
    2016-08-16
    Like all the other Steve Perry novels I've read, NET FORCE: HIDDEN AGENDAS is competent but uninspired storytelling. The external threat feels rather tacked-on, and most of the book is spent simply exploring the characters (even ones who have no impact on the overall story). There's enough office romance here to set the stage for a soap opera--which I don't think is the sort of thing Tom Clancy fans are clamoring for. Thankfully, most of the char...
  • Jed
    2017-01-24
    This book was a sequel to the first book in the series net force and expanded the thrilling and intriguing storyline. Steve Perry wrote this book in the 90's and set the story to take place in the future in 2010 where he envisioned that computers would be the super powers of the world. But people like hackers, terrorists and cybercriminals use the internet to organize and commit crime. To prevent this from happening, Net force was created by the ...
  • David Roberts
    2013-09-20
    I am reviewing the novel Net Force Hidden Agendas by Tom Clancy which is a very good thriller which I bought from a car boot sale. This book is part of the Net Force series and is set in 2010 and is about an organisation called Net Force which polices the internet & contains a small number of elite troops called Net Force Strike Team. This book was set in the future when it was published and is about a world where terrorists use the internet to c...
  • Janet
    2009-07-16
    Ok, this is Net Force #2 in the series, Hidden Agendas, and let me tell you… there is nothing hidden nor sacred about this one. What is it with all the sex? Note to Mr. Clancy and friends: just because a woman is beautiful and smart does not mean she is desiring of extensive, intimate, physical contact with available male types. In fact, I’d say the “smart” quotient precludes the unmarried sex factor. I know, I know, the books are intende...
  • Gabor Racz-balog
    2016-12-14
    yikes! where do i start... right this book is not great, not even good. too many plots which doesn't add to the story at all (I'm looking at you Tyrone... a boomerang? really??). this book is a mess, the story is really stupid and feels like its going nowhere....and the ending.... well yeah the "climax" is more like a bump. when i finished i thought: is that it? catching the bad guys is done in 10minutes or less... we getting more romance in this...
  • M.G.
    2012-09-10
    The year 2010 may be a point in history now, but Clancy and Pieczenik produced a wonderful storyline in this novel written in 1999. For this reader, there is nothing quite like books that can incorporate espionage, suspence, and intimacy into one piece of work. If there was one flaw, the ending could have been more detailed, but Hidden Agendas is worthy of being a classified a sequel that delivered the goods. I certainly look forward to the third...
  • Ian
    2008-09-06
    In my opinion, you either like Tom Clancy or you don’t. I think is has more to do with the topics he writes about. If you do like him, most of his books are pretty good. You might like some more than others, but just about all of them are suspenseful and gripping. 9 times out of 10, you’ll be very glad you read his work.
  • Boots S
    2016-02-21
    I rated this book I liked it, but with reservations. The basic tale was okay, but there was so much high end computer stuff that was way above my head that I needed to skips lots of passages. Billions are stolen through internet computer tricks, which Net Force works to find the culprit. Difficult to understand the initials and the switch from real life to computer scenes.
  • John
    2008-12-11
    A crazy hacker releases instructions on how to build a nuclear bomb over the internet. But there is more at stake than just that as the NetForce gang has to stop terrorists that let a deadly virus loose that is destroying the economy of the US.
  • Cobain182
    2012-02-29
    I started out with this book instead of the first series, but I didn't miss a beat. Tom Clancy is a very talented author, and his work shows again in this one. It wasn't great, but it was an entertaining read with likable characters.
  • Lamis Akkad
    2014-09-28
    the plot was awesome, as expected of Tom Clancywhat I didn't like was the repeated mention of thoughts and actions related to physical relationships, also, what was the point of the chapters on Tyron? in this novel it didn't affect the plot in anyway.
  • Alice Harbin
    2013-08-16
    Fairly fast paced. Written in 1999, so futuristic and believable, but is fiction. Computer hackers are alive and well today, but the senators aide would not get away with buying immunity in a foreign country.
  • Osarenren Ihaza
    2014-12-31
    This is the second book in the Net Force series. There is not much difference between this and the previous book. There's pretty much no new content; it's more of a direct continuation. I gave this book three stars because of the practical lack of suspense.
  • Preston
    2015-03-11
    I really enjoyed this novel, in addition to the typical great plot Tom Clancy always creates in his novel I felt that the character development in this particular novel was fantastic. The characters feel very relatable and human both in their aspirations, passions, & vices.
  • Thomas Roth
    2016-03-18
    Been awhile since my last reading of this series and it is still as good. It amazes me that when the book was written and the time frame that real life technology is nowhere to be found. I am ready for the next.
  • Lauren
    2008-06-26
    Good for summer reading right before you get drunk on the beach and make out with an unfortunate-looking guy. Oh, Tom Clancy. You just kinda put out whatever you want and people will read it. High five.
  • Suby
    2012-05-26
    Rather confusing. Clancy is usually very clear about what he sets out to say. But this book lacks his touch.
  • A Ayala
    2012-04-16
    Don't waste your time.
  • Sandra
    2015-06-15
    This was a little hard to keep up with, it was like you were playing a computer game. It did keep you interested though. Technology is great!
  • Craig Norborg
    2010-08-21
    Couldn't finish the book, the way they conceptualized "Virtual reality" was just too unrealistic and hokey. Seemed ok otherwise.
  • Craig
    2010-05-10
    Easy read, lots going on
  • Bob
    2016-09-19
    Far too many fillers that I didn't need to read.