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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425201686, Mass Market Paperback)
In response to the growing use of sophisticated digital encryption to conceal potential threats to the United States, the National Security Agency has ushered forth the new dawn of intelligence-gathering techniques. The top-secret initiative is dubbed Third Echelon.
Its existence denied by the U.S. government, Third Echelon deploys a lone field operative. He is sharp, nearly invisible, and deadly. And he has the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect American freedoms.
His name is Sam Fisher. He is a Splinter Cell®.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:22 -0400)
Sam Fisher, a splinter cell, or top secret agent for the National Security Agency with the right to steal and kill to preserve the country's freedom, goes after Middle Eastern terrorists who are building a highly destructive weapon and have kidnapped hisdaughter.
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