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'''''Net Force''''' is a series of technothriller novels developed by Creator/TomClancy and written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.

The original novel begins with the original Director of the unit being assassinated, and unit member Alex Michaels being promoted to Deputy Commander and tasked with discovering the plot behind his friend's death. Along with team members Assistant Director Toni Fiorella, programmer Jay Gridley and Net Force military commander General John Howard, Michaels discovers a Russian hacker's plot to wreak havoc on cyberspace and buy governments using illicit money from security contracts, along with an assassin who is trying to kill him.

In total, 10 books were written in the series, along with a SpinOff series called ''Net Force Explorers'', which followed a group of young hackers who protected cyberspace from various threats.

The series has several similarities to Clancy's other licensed series like ''Op-Center'', although it was aimed at adult audiences (whereas ''Explorers'' was aimed at the young adult market). An made-for-TV adaptation of the first novel was produced in 1999, starring Scott Bakula as Alex Michaels, and changing many elements from the original book.
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!!The ''Net Force'' series contains examples of:
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer : Part of the duo in "Point of Impact".
* AssInAmbassador: Subverted in one novel, where the antics of the usual types at an embassy are used as cover by the intelligence agents there. A covert intelligence agent's wish is to be dismissed by opposing counter-intelligence as a drunken fratboy, so he plays dumb to determine who's drunk and who is just pretending to be.
* BigApplesauce : The origin of Toni Fiorellia.
* TheBritishEmpire : Bringing it back is the goal of the villain in "Night Moves".
* ChangingOfTheGuard: The name of one of the novels, and ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - every main character retires from the agency, except for Jay Gridley.
* CoolGun: PlayedWith: A ColdOpen on a military operation plays out realistically, until the squad commander shoulders his decidedly non-regulation Thompson submachine gun. A ProsceniumReveal occurs soon after.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: In the original novel, the action stops so that Net Force Commander John Howard can lecture his son on the dangers of digital piracy.
* EverybodyOwnsAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.
* GadgeteerGenius: Jay and most of the Explorers.
* HollywoodHacking: Throughout the series, characters use virtual reality to demolish code, bypass filters or crack firewalls in a simplistic fashion.
* HopeSpot: In the original novel, Director Steve Day gets the idea to make a big heroic run after most of his entourage is slaughtered, due to being a great sprinter on his high school's football team. It looks like he's going to make it...and then he gets sniped in the head.
* IHaveThisFriend: A variation: Jay Howard has a crush on a girl in school, and is tutoring her in math. She is dating a short-tempered football player. He asks his father, John, a hypothetical question about a small country receiving non-military aid from the US, and how one would go about convincing said country to break an alliance with a powerful rival and join the US instead. [[GenreSavvy John knows exactly what his son is actually asking about]], and tailors his answer accordingly.
* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt
* LittleUselessGun: The Selkie carries one in the original novel for discretion and concealability, and makes up for its size and weak stopping power by shooting someone in the eye with it.
* PlayfulHacker : Jay Gridley.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The concept of the "Net Force" is hinted at in the third ''Op-Center'' novel, ''Games of State''.
* ShaggyDogStory: The ending of "Breaking Point" - everyone involved in the exchange of the spy list gets killed, and the secret of the list is never discovered.
* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: Invoked by a minor character. He realized something was fishy, and burst into a room holding a pen to look like a gun. The would-be assassin turns to shoot him, and is taken down by her original target in turn.
* ShoutOut: One of the ''Explorers'' books has a character mention a "[[JamesBond spy from a 'flat-film']]" who has an assistant who makes gadgets for him.
* {{Spinoff}}: ''Net Force Explorers'', a series aimed for younger audiences that follows a group of teenage hackers affiliated with the organization.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most of the books are stated to be happening ten years in the future (the original book, released in 1999, sets the story in 2010), and integrates virtual reality elements that influence the plot.
* TwoDecadesBehind: Toward the end of ''Breaking Point'' (2000) which takes place in 2011, Jay rents a "six-year-old Datsun". Datsun has been Nissan since 1987, meaning this hasn't been possible since 1992.
* WesternTerrorists
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'''''Net Force''''' is a series of technothriller novels developed by Creator/TomClancy and written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.

The original novel begins with the original Director of the unit being assassinated, and unit member Alex Michaels being promoted to Deputy Commander and tasked with discovering the plot behind his friend's death. Along with team members Assistant Director Toni Fiorella, programmer Jay Gridley and Net Force military commander General John Howard, Michaels discovers a Russian hacker's plot to wreak havoc on cyberspace and buy governments using illicit money from security contracts, along with an assassin who is trying to kill him.

In total, 10 books were written in the series, along with a SpinOff series called ''Net Force Explorers'', which followed a group of young hackers who protected cyberspace from various threats.

The series has several similarities to Clancy's other licensed series like ''Op-Center'', although it was aimed at adult audiences (whereas ''Explorers'' was aimed at the young adult market). An made-for-TV adaptation of the first novel was produced in 1999, starring Scott Bakula as Alex Michaels, and changing many elements from the original book.
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!!The ''Net Force'' series contains examples of:
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer : Part of the duo in "Point of Impact".
* AssInAmbassador: Subverted in one novel, where the antics of the usual types at an embassy are used as cover by the intelligence agents there. A covert intelligence agent's wish is to be dismissed by opposing counter-intelligence as a drunken fratboy, so he plays dumb to determine who's drunk and who is just pretending to be.
* BigApplesauce : The origin of Toni Fiorellia.
* TheBritishEmpire : Bringing it back is the goal of the villain in "Night Moves".
* ChangingOfTheGuard: The name of one of the novels, and ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - every main character retires from the agency, except for Jay Gridley.
* CoolGun: PlayedWith: A ColdOpen on a military operation plays out realistically, until the squad commander shoulders his decidedly non-regulation Thompson submachine gun. A ProsceniumReveal occurs soon after.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: In the original novel, the action stops so that Net Force Commander John Howard can lecture his son on the dangers of digital piracy.
* EverybodyOwnsAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.
* GadgeteerGenius: Jay and most of the Explorers.
* HollywoodHacking: Throughout the series, characters use virtual reality to demolish code, bypass filters or crack firewalls in a simplistic fashion.
* HopeSpot: In the original novel, Director Steve Day gets the idea to make a big heroic run after most of his entourage is slaughtered, due to being a great sprinter on his high school's football team. It looks like he's going to make it...and then he gets sniped in the head.
* IHaveThisFriend: A variation: Jay Howard has a crush on a girl in school, and is tutoring her in math. She is dating a short-tempered football player. He asks his father, John, a hypothetical question about a small country receiving non-military aid from the US, and how one would go about convincing said country to break an alliance with a powerful rival and join the US instead. [[GenreSavvy John knows exactly what his son is actually asking about]], and tailors his answer accordingly.
* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt
* LittleUselessGun: The Selkie carries one in the original novel for discretion and concealability, and makes up for its size and weak stopping power by shooting someone in the eye with it.
* PlayfulHacker : Jay Gridley.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The concept of the "Net Force" is hinted at in the third ''Op-Center'' novel, ''Games of State''.
* ShaggyDogStory: The ending of "Breaking Point" - everyone involved in the exchange of the spy list gets killed, and the secret of the list is never discovered.
* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: Invoked by a minor character. He realized something was fishy, and burst into a room holding a pen to look like a gun. The would-be assassin turns to shoot him, and is taken down by her original target in turn.
* ShoutOut: One of the ''Explorers'' books has a character mention a "[[JamesBond spy from a 'flat-film']]" who has an assistant who makes gadgets for him.
* {{Spinoff}}: ''Net Force Explorers'', a series aimed for younger audiences that follows a group of teenage hackers affiliated with the organization.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most of the books are stated to be happening ten years in the future (the original book, released in 1999, sets the story in 2010), and integrates virtual reality elements that influence the plot.
* TwoDecadesBehind: Toward the end of ''Breaking Point'' (2000) which takes place in 2011, Jay rents a "six-year-old Datsun". Datsun has been Nissan since 1987, meaning this hasn't been possible since 1992.
* WesternTerrorists
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29th Dec '13 3:54:19 PM icewater
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Toward the end of ''Breaking Point'' (2000) which takes place in 2011, Jay rents a "six-year-old Datsun". Datsun has been Nissan since 1987, meaning this hasn't been possible since 1992.
9th Oct '13 8:38:25 PM Vasha
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''Net Force'' is a series of technothriller novels developed by Creator/TomClancy and written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.

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''Net Force'' '''''Net Force''''' is a series of technothriller novels developed by Creator/TomClancy and written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.



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!!The ''NetForce'' ''Net Force'' series contains examples of:
4th Jul '13 7:55:29 AM Vasha
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The series has several similarities to Clancy's other InNameOnly series like ''Op-Center'', although it was aimed at adult audiences (whereas ''Explorers'' was aimed at the young adult market). An made-for-TV adaptation of the first novel was produced in 1999, starring Scott Bakula as Alex Michaels, and changing many elements from the original book.

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The series has several similarities to Clancy's other InNameOnly licensed series like ''Op-Center'', although it was aimed at adult audiences (whereas ''Explorers'' was aimed at the young adult market). An made-for-TV adaptation of the first novel was produced in 1999, starring Scott Bakula as Alex Michaels, and changing many elements from the original book.
23rd Feb '13 7:38:51 AM Nohbody
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''Net Force'' is a series of technothriller novels developed by TomClancy and written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.

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''Net Force'' is a series of technothriller novels developed by TomClancy Creator/TomClancy and written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.
29th May '12 2:58:32 AM crazyrabbits
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From TomClancy and Stever Pieczenik, the case files of the [[FBIAgent FBI]] Cybercrime Unit known as "Net Force". A series of novels published by Mr. Clancy, it follows the cases of Alex Michaels, AD Toni Fiorellia, Top Computer Expert Jay Gridley and Gen. John Howard, as the protect the country against a new front in the common defense.

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From ''Net Force'' is a series of technothriller novels developed by TomClancy and Stever written by Steve Perry and Steve Pieczenik, chronicling the case files work of an {{FBI}} cybercrime unit tasked with protecting the world from terrorists and hackers.

The original novel begins with the original Director
of the [[FBIAgent FBI]] Cybercrime Unit known as "Net Force". A series of novels published by Mr. Clancy, it follows the cases of unit being assassinated, and unit member Alex Michaels, AD Michaels being promoted to Deputy Commander and tasked with discovering the plot behind his friend's death. Along with team members Assistant Director Toni Fiorellia, Top Computer Expert Fiorella, programmer Jay Gridley and Gen. Net Force military commander General John Howard, as the protect the country against Michaels discovers a new front Russian hacker's plot to wreak havoc on cyberspace and buy governments using illicit money from security contracts, along with an assassin who is trying to kill him.

In total, 10 books were written
in the common defense.series, along with a SpinOff series called ''Net Force Explorers'', which followed a group of young hackers who protected cyberspace from various threats.

The series has several similarities to Clancy's other InNameOnly series like ''Op-Center'', although it was aimed at adult audiences (whereas ''Explorers'' was aimed at the young adult market). An made-for-TV adaptation of the first novel was produced in 1999, starring Scott Bakula as Alex Michaels, and changing many elements from the original book.



* AssInAmbassador: Subverted in one novel, where the antics of the usual types at an embassy are used as cover by the intelligence agents there. A covert intelligence agent's wish is to be dismissed by opposing counter-intelligence as a drunken fratboy, so he plays dumb to determine who's drunk and who is just pretending to be.



* CoolGun: PlayedWith: A ColdOpen on a military operation plays out realistically, until the squad commander shoulders his decidedly non-regulation Thompson Submachine Gun. A ProsceniumReveal occurs soon after.

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* ChangingOfTheGuard: The name of one of the novels, and ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - every main character retires from the agency, except for Jay Gridley.
* CoolGun: PlayedWith: A ColdOpen on a military operation plays out realistically, until the squad commander shoulders his decidedly non-regulation Thompson Submachine Gun. submachine gun. A ProsceniumReveal occurs soon after.after.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: In the original novel, the action stops so that Net Force Commander John Howard can lecture his son on the dangers of digital piracy.



* IHaveThisFriend: A variation: A teenager has a crush on a girl in school. Who he is tutoring in math. And who is dating a short-tempered football player. He asks his dad (a military officer) a hypothetical question about a small country receiving non-military aid from the US, and how one would go about convincing said country to break an alliance with a powerful rival and join the US instead. [[GenreSavvy The dad knows exactly what his son is actually asking about]], and tailors his answer accordingly.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Jay and most of the Explorers.
* HollywoodHacking: Throughout the series, characters use virtual reality to demolish code, bypass filters or crack firewalls in a simplistic fashion.
* HopeSpot: In the original novel, Director Steve Day gets the idea to make a big heroic run after most of his entourage is slaughtered, due to being a great sprinter on his high school's football team. It looks like he's going to make it...and then he gets sniped in the head.
* IHaveThisFriend: A variation: A teenager Jay Howard has a crush on a girl in school. Who he school, and is tutoring her in math. And who She is dating a short-tempered football player. He asks his dad (a military officer) father, John, a hypothetical question about a small country receiving non-military aid from the US, and how one would go about convincing said country to break an alliance with a powerful rival and join the US instead. [[GenreSavvy The dad John knows exactly what his son is actually asking about]], and tailors his answer accordingly.accordingly.
* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt
* LittleUselessGun: The Selkie carries one in the original novel for discretion and concealability, and makes up for its size and weak stopping power by shooting someone in the eye with it.



* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: [[spoiler: Invoked by a minor character. He realized something was fishy, and burst into a room holding a pen to look like a gun. The would-be assassin turns to shoot him, and is taken down by her original target in turn.]]
* WesternTerrorists : Par for the Clancy course.

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* ProductionForeshadowing: The concept of the "Net Force" is hinted at in the third ''Op-Center'' novel, ''Games of State''.
* ShaggyDogStory: The ending of "Breaking Point" - everyone involved in the exchange of the spy list gets killed, and the secret of the list is never discovered.
* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: [[spoiler: Invoked by a minor character. He realized something was fishy, and burst into a room holding a pen to look like a gun. The would-be assassin turns to shoot him, and is taken down by her original target in turn.]]
turn.
* WesternTerrorists : Par ShoutOut: One of the ''Explorers'' books has a character mention a "[[JamesBond spy from a 'flat-film']]" who has an assistant who makes gadgets for him.
* {{Spinoff}}: ''Net Force Explorers'', a series aimed for younger audiences that follows a group of teenage hackers affiliated with
the Clancy course.organization.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most of the books are stated to be happening ten years in the future (the original book, released in 1999, sets the story in 2010), and integrates virtual reality elements that influence the plot.
* WesternTerrorists
25th Feb '12 10:49:39 PM AFP
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* EveryoneOwnsAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.

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* EveryoneOwnsAFord: EverybodyOwnsAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.
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* IHaveThisFriend: A variation: A teenager has a crush on a girl in school. Who he is tutoring in math. And who is dating a short-tempered football player. He asks his dad (a military officer) a hypothetical question about a small country receiving non-military aid from the US, and how one would go about convincing said country to break an alliance with a powerful rival and join the US instead. [[GenreSavvy The dad knows exactly what his son is actually asking about]], and tailors his answer accordingly.
25th Feb '12 10:11:33 PM AFP
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* EveryoneDrivesAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.

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* EveryoneDrivesAFord: EveryoneOwnsAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.
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* CoolGun: PlayedWith: A ColdOpen on a military operation plays out realistically, until the squad commander shoulders his decidedly non-regulation Thompson Submachine Gun. A ProsceniumReveal occurs soon after.
* EveryoneDrivesAFord: In the online virtual reality, everyone drives a Dodge Neon by default. One character idly wonders how much it cost Chrysler to set that deal up.


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* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: [[spoiler: Invoked by a minor character. He realized something was fishy, and burst into a room holding a pen to look like a gun. The would-be assassin turns to shoot him, and is taken down by her original target in turn.]]
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