Dead or Alive (novel)
Dead or Alive Author(s) Tom Clancy, with Grant Blackwood Country United States Language English Series Jack Ryan universe Genre(s) Thriller Publisher Putnam Adult Publication date 7 December 2010 Pages 950 (First Edition) ISBN 978-0399157233 Preceded by The Teeth of the Tiger Followed by Against All Enemies
It reportedly unites characters from Clancy’s fictional world, including Jack Ryan (the former CIA analyst and president), his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., his cousins Dominic and Brian Caruso and former clandestine operatives John Clark and Ding Chavez of the novel Rainbow Six. It follows the characters on a mission to capture a middle eastern terrorist, Saif Rahman Yasin (known as "The Emir"), a character heavily based on Osama bin Laden, and responsible for the 9/11 attacks in the universe's storyline.
When John Clark and Domingo "Ding" Chavez are forcibly retired from both the CIA and Rainbow Six, they join Jack Ryan, Jr. at "The Campus", a privately-run intelligence organization carrying 100 blank Presidential Pardons (signed by Jack Ryan, Sr. before he left office) for any actions they may choose to take based on the information they collect. John and Ding take the responsibility to train Jack Jr. for field work while they try to crack a plot by a group of Islamic extremists to assemble and detonate a nuclear device in a nuclear waste storage facility in order to poison the water table for the western United States. Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, Sr. decides that he's had enough of the way his successor, President Ed Kealty, is running the country, and subsequently announce his candidacy for President of the United States.
- "Tom Clancy’s 'Dead or Alive' to feature all-star list of Clancy characters", The Independent, April 8, 2010
Works by Tom Clancy Jack Ryan
The Hunt for Red October (1984) · Patriot Games (1987) · The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988) · Clear and Present Danger (1989) · The Sum of All Fears (1991) · Without Remorse (1993) · Debt of Honor (1994) · Executive Orders (1996) · Rainbow Six (1998) · The Bear and the Dragon (2000) · Red Rabbit (2002) · The Teeth of the Tiger (2003) · Dead or Alive (2010) · Locked On (2011)
Other novels Non-fiction Jack Ryan fictional universe NovelsThe Hunt for Red October (1984) • Patriot Games (1987) • The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988) • Clear and Present Danger (1989) • The Sum of All Fears (1991) • Without Remorse (1993) • Debt of Honor (1994) • Executive Orders (1996) • Rainbow Six (1998) • The Bear and the Dragon (2000) • Red Rabbit (2002) • The Teeth of the Tiger (2003) • Dead or Alive (2010) Films Characters Video gamesThe Hunt for Red October (1987) • The Hunt for Red October (1990, Amiga) • The Hunt for Red October (1990, NES) • The Sum of All Fears (2002) See also
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