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Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force. The first novel was published in 1998. In 2025, the Internet and its virtual reality network have to be policed by the Net Force to prevent cyber-terrorists from sabotaging it. They are assisted by the Net Force Explorers, a young people's auxiliary for computer experts who have completed a rigorous training program. [1] [2] [3]



The explorers include Maj (Madeline) Green, David Gray, Matt Hunter, Mark Gridley, Leif Anderson, Andy Moore, Megan O'Malley, Catie, and Charlie Davis, and are led by former Marine commander Captain James Winters. The young people solve cyber-crimes and defeat international terrorists while creating virtual worlds and playing high-tech computer games. [2]


While Clancy and Pieczenik are credited as the creators of the series, they didn't write any of the books. Their names would be the ones you saw on the cover, but the co-authors name's in the cover's fine print. Some frequent authors were Diane Duane, Bill McCay, and Mel Odom. [4] [5] [6]

1 Virtual Vandals Diane Duane
2 The Deadliest Game Diane Duane
3One is the Loneliest NumberDiane Duane
4The Ultimate EscapeMark Cerashi
5The Great Race Bill McCay
6End GameDiane Duane
7CyberspyBill McCay
8Shadow of Honor Mel Odom
9 Private Lives Bill McCay
10Safe HouseDiane Duane
11GamepreyMel Odom
12Duel IdentityBill McCay
13DeathworldDiane Duane
14High WireMel Odom
15Cold CaseBill McCay
16RunawaysDiane Duane
17Cloak and DaggerJohn Helfers and Russel Davis
18Death Match a.k.a. Own GoalDiane Duane

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  3. "Children's Book Review: Virtual Vandals by Tom Clancy". Publishers Weekly . Vol. 246, no. 7. February 1, 1999. p. 109.
  4. Vago, Mike; Cruickshank, Noah; et al. (August 14, 2013). "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain: 7 fiction authors whose careers were extended by ghostwriters". The A.V. Club . Retrieved May 24, 2022.
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  6. Chester, Rodney (February 1, 2003). "The NAME game". The Courier Mail . Brisbane, Australia. p. M07.

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NetForce (film)