Dead or Alive
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... show more
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…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages no: 692
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Jack Ryan Jr. (#2)
This review was originally written before the passing of Tom Clancy, a wonderful author and a great man of literature. A definite step up from the last Jack Ryan Jr. novel, Dead Or Alive carries on the story from The Teeth of the Tiger, following The Campus' hunt for The Emir. We see the return of...
I picked Dead or Alive as my first audiobook because I figured it wouldn't take much attention to listen too. That expectation was based on my opinion that all Tom Clancy books are basically the same and I was mostly right. However, I either haven't read the earlier books that included torture or th...
After reading the first 8 Jack Ryan books by Tom Clancy, my interest waned after Debt of Honor. Somehow, the "close to today's headlines" feel of the earlier books was lost with a main character who was also POTUS. I think I made it through Executive Orders, but never finished Rainbow Six, and d...
Excellent. Typical Tom Clancy and I enjoyed it just as much as the rest. I know he's a love 'em or hate 'em author, but I'm in the love 'em camp and I've missed reading about the characters that have been a part of the Jack Ryan series all these years. Now they're all together again and kicking ba...