Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

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By (author) Tom Clancy, With Grant Blackwood

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 692 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 170mm x 40mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0425263533
  • ISBN 13: 9780425263532
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 33,293

Product description

Tom Clancy returns with a #1 "New York Times" bestseller that will remind readers why he is the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action. It is The Campus. Secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose is to eliminate terrorists and those who protect them. Officially, it has no connection to the American government--a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane ideals as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong. Now covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at The Campus--joined by black ops warriors John Clark and "Ding" Chavez--have come up against their greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir. Mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world. But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed as he plans a monumental strike at the heart of America. On the trail of the Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary father's footsteps on a manhunt that will take him and his allies across the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back onto U.S. soil in a race to prevent the possible fall of the West...

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Author information

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, "The Hunt for Red October," sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the "New York Times "bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. Grant Blackwood, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years aboard a guided missile frigate as operations specialist and pilot rescue swimmer. He is coauthor, with Clive Cussler, of the "New York Times "bestsellers "Spartan Gold "and "Lost Empire." He is also the author of the Briggs Tanner series--"The End of Enemies," "The Wall of Night," and "An Echo of War." He lives in Colorado.

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"Heart-stopping action...entertaining and eminently topical." --"The Washington Post" "The best characters from all of Clancy's previous novels are on the case....For fans of the genre, "Dead or Alive "is likely to provide a long weekend's pleasure."--"Los Angeles Times" "Clancy is back at the top of his game...In-depth research, continuous suspense, and scores of fascinating characters."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)