Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

By Tom Clancy; Grant Blackwood

Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425263532, 692pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

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


About the Author
Since the publication of "The Hunt for Red October", Tom Clancy established an unrivalled position as the world's leading thriller writer, with a string of million-selling novels and three major Hollywood films to his name. He was also the author of "SSN" and the non-fiction books "Submarine, Armoured Warfare, Fighter Wing and Marine", and the co-creator of the Op-Centre series.

In addition to his New York Times bestselling collaborations with Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood is the author of three novels featuring Briggs Tanner: The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War. A U.S. Navy veteran, Grant spent three years as an operations specialist and a pilot rescue swimmer. He lives in Colorado.


Praise For Dead or Alive

“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)