Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Firewall

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Pub Date 15 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 25 Feb 2022

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Legendary agent Sam Fisher teams up with a new NSA recruit – his own daughter – to save the world in this gripping new thriller from the renowned Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® videogame universe

Veteran Fourth Echelon agent Sam Fisher has a new mission recruiting and training the next generation of Splinter Cell operatives for the NSA’s covert action division, including his daughter Sarah. But when a lethal assassin from Fisher’s past returns from the dead on a mission of murder, father and daughter are thrust into a race against time as a sinister threat to global security is revealed. A dangerous cyberwarfare technology known as Gordian Sword – capable of crashing airliners, destroying computer networks and plunging entire cities into darkness – is being auctioned off to whichever rogue state makes the highest bid. Sam and Sarah must call on their very singular set of skills to neutralize Gordian Sword and stop the weapon falling into the wrong hands – at any cost...
Legendary agent Sam Fisher teams up with a new NSA recruit – his own daughter – to save the world in this gripping new thriller from the renowned Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® videogame universe

Veteran...

A Note From the Publisher

– Firewall brings beloved character Sam Fisher back in a neverbefore-seen way: as mentor and teacher, in the first of a new
ongoing series.
– Introduces new lore for his daughter Sarah, who was recently
recruited into Fourth Echelon’s training program.
– The Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell stealth shooter franchise has
garnered more than 34 million sales worldwide.
– Netflix and Ubisoft have announced the development of a
Splinter Cell animated series, and a Splinter Cell VR game is in
the works for Facebook’s Oculus Quest platforms.
– James Swallow is the multi-bestselling author of the Marc Dane
thrillers, and Star Trek and Warhammer 40,000 successes.

– Firewall brings beloved character Sam Fisher back in a neverbefore-seen way: as mentor and teacher, in the first of a new
ongoing series.
– Introduces new lore for his daughter Sarah, who was...


Advance Praise

“A superbly written, rip-roaring, high-tech, action-adventure thriller.”

Crime Review, on Ghost

“Masterfully written... The characters feel real, and the plot is

relentless with its twists and turns.”

The Media Raptor, on Watch Dogs Legion: Day Zero

“A superbly written, rip-roaring, high-tech, action-adventure thriller.”

Crime Review, on Ghost

“Masterfully written... The characters feel real, and the plot is

relentless with its twists and...


Marketing Plan

 Season announcement Sept 21

• Cover Reveal Dec 2021

• Cross-promo w/ Ubisoft

• Adverts in Playstation & Retro Gaming magazine during publication month

• Facebook Live interview w/ author on publication

• Co-Op with Ingram

• Amazon Ads for related searches

• Aconyte Extra with free chapter samplers, high-res covers etc.

• Social media promo & giveaways w/ influencers

 Season announcement Sept 21

• Cover Reveal Dec 2021

• Cross-promo w/ Ubisoft

• Adverts in Playstation & Retro Gaming magazine during publication month

• Facebook Live interview w/ author on publication

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Featured Reviews

James Swallow brings back the legendary spy and assassin Sam Fisher with every bit of charisma and awesomeness of the Splinter Cell video games and books. As a huge fan of both, I was enthralled beyond words to see such exquisite rendition of the clandestine world of Splinter Cell universe with cool gadgets, cinematic-smooth action, and an audacious plot of a villain reminiscent of Bond baddies with a new take on weapon of mass destruction. Set two years after the events of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Sam Fisher is training and evaluating the next potential group of Splinter Cell operatives when he finds his next trainee is none other than his daughter, Sarah Fisher. He has to put his reservations on hold when his supposedly dead nemesis is found working for an evil mastermind with a plan to plunge the whole world into panic and carnage using state of the art quantum computing to breach any firewalls in all sorts of essential infrastructure around the world. Sam Fisher must face his demons while guiding his daughter to embrace her own demons that come with the dangerous job of a Splinter Cell agent. Splinter Cell games have some of the finest combat sequences and truly deserve just as fantastic action on paper. Luckily, James Swallow is well-versed in writing pulse-pounding action sequences and he brings his craft to Splinter Cell: Firewall with authentic and exquisitely creative shootouts and hand-to-hand combat with a multitude of fascinating gadgets and weapons from the games. Even James Bond would be jealous of Fisher’s toolbox. The grand scope of the narrative is augmented by a personal stake for Sam Fisher to see this mission through. Even though Fisher has been around for a while, his foundation as a protagonist is explored and built upon even further to highlight his unique personality that makes him standout between so many other action heroes. Avoiding cliched pitfalls, James Swallow writes emotionally satisfying moments between father and daughter in such an unorthodox situation. Sarah Fisher as a Splinter Cell trainee has a wonderfully developed character arc that aptly sets her up for future stories without taking away any focus from Sam Fisher. The deeply personal rivalry between Fisher and his nemesis adds a gritty edge to story, resulting in a fulfilling and spectacular finale. Splinter Cell: Firewall was one of my most awaited books for the upcoming year and even with such high expectations I was mesmerized by the stellar quality of storytelling. It’s everything a top-notch action-packed novel should be. Full review will be posted with a blurb image on: https://www.bestthrillerbooks.com

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Fans of the Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon series of games will recognise the shadowy world of these splinter cell operatives. Throw in a megalomaniac with a nefarious agenda, and uber soldiers with the latest tech and you have an explosive story with all the ingredients necessary to keep you rooting for the good guys. Action thriller fans will enjoy this one.

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First of all, the book is really fast paced. As soon as I got the advance reader copy, all I did was trying to read the first page. And lo! I just couldn't stop reading the book! I am already warning you. Seriously. The next moment I realised I was in the real world, it was already a few more than a hundred pages. I am telling you why and how this book shook me like this. A videogame sci-fi was never this interesting with all (I am emphasizing on the "all") the characters having a sharp personality each and this is one of those good, smooth flowing books in which the story or the writing does not need to introduce each and every character separately or with a certain scene. Shooked. Because this is rare and, if done, it rarely works. Part thrilling with sharp characters and part mystery as to how some things need some big answers, the first half do much of the talk the plot requires. I was expecting the explanations and ,yes, more character development towards the second half. Was I disappointed? You bet. And yes, some characters turn out to be quite someone who you never thought they would be. That's one of the best parts. Trigger warning for police brutality. Beware of the action packed writing. The characters just cannot calm down and that's how the book really shook me. I could only calm down when the book ended. An awesome book! You can easily pick up this book and read it in one sitting. That's how dangerously engaging the book is! I will be definitely waiting for the physical copy to come out. Thank you, the publisher and the author, for the advance reading copy.

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I had never read a Splinter Cell book before Splinter Cell: Firewall. My only foray into the Splinter Cell world were a video game, which was my favorite many years ago. So, I jumped at the chance to read my first book in the Splinter Cell world. The characters were fairly new to me but I found myself liking them almost immediately. This book had everything I love in a thriller: plenty of action, cool gadgets, dickhead villains, and a plot that is believable even if it is unlikely. James Swallow has written a book Tom Clancy fans and newcomers alike will enjoy. I know I did. My sincere thanks to James Swallow, Aconyte Books, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of Splinter Cell: Firewall

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Firewall is a tight, riveting thriller. Interesting characters, fascinating plotlines, and superb writing... this is a must read.

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