Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood

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6 Critic Reviews

In-depth research, continuous suspense, and scores of fascinating characters prove again why Clancy...reigns supreme in the crowded thriller field.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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 Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood

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TOM CLANCY is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Without Remorse, Debt of Honor, Executive Orders, Rainbow Six, The Bear and the Dragon, Red Rabbit, and The Teeth of the Tiger. He lives in Maryland.GRANT BLACKWOOD, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years aboard a guided missile frigate as an operations specialist and a pilot rescue swimmer. The author of the Briggs Tanner series—The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War—he lives in Colorado.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Berkley. 702 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Feb 20 2011
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Critic reviews for Dead or Alive
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jan 10 2011

In-depth research, continuous suspense, and scores of fascinating characters prove again why Clancy...reigns supreme in the crowded thriller field.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Jonathan Paquette on Feb 09 2011

The pace varies chapter to chapter, assignment to assignment, but the authors always keep the reader on guard and unsuspecting.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Dec 22 2010

The dialogue, setups, descriptions and characterizations are just as interesting and well-told as the life-or-death passages where all hell breaks loose.

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Tim Rutten on Dec 08 2010

"Dead or Alive" is likely to provide a long weekend's pleasure — something, perhaps, for the person in your life still sufficiently in touch with his mayhem-inclined inner child to enjoy watching the Military Channel.

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BG Daily News

Above average
Reviewed by Harold Little on Oct 30 2011

Clancy does his best work when writing alone... “Dead or Alive” was enjoyable, but not one of his best efforts. Perhaps being a collaborative work might have contributed.

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Book Equals

Good

Dead or Alive was definitely worth the seven-year wait, as it provided a gripping action packed story with the characters fans have enjoyed for the last two decades.

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