Generally, in the series like Op Center
, Tom Clancy (with Steve Pieczenick
, in Op Center
's case) created the scenario
for the books (setting, characters, perhaps some ideas for storyline), then unknown ghostwriter
s actually wrote the book.
The Op Center books I would refer to as "Clancy Lite" -- some of the same excitement as a Clancy book, but no meat behind it. The fact that Clancy himself didn't write it is probably why.