The scene is set. A private intelligence organization. Two retired CIA operatives, both veterans of Rainbow Six. One hundred blank presidential pardons. It's enough for anyone to do some significant damage. For John Clark and Domingo Chavez, there is a mission in mind: crack a plot by islamist extremists and stop them from building a nuclear device. The entire world is in their hands. They may use the presidential pardons however they see fit, while at the same time training Jack Jr., a new field operative. The plot is thick and heady as these two characters, both from Clancy's other works, must work together to meet their objectives. Will they be able to save the world in time?
Tom Clancy is an American serial novelist most famous for his technically detailed and factually correct books regarding espionage and secret service. He also owns the rights to several video games, including the Xbox 360 series Rainbow 6, among others. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Loyola Blakefield University in 1965. He has published over thirty novels and has received several acclaimed literary awards. He has also written many nonfiction pieces, mostly about US military operations.
If you're a fan of espionage thrillers, or you were a fan of other books featuring John Clark and Domingo Chavez, Dead or Alive is sure to be right up your alley. It's a winding adventure with many twists and turns along the way, sure to delight just about any reader.
Dead or Alive brings together - for the first time - an all-star cast of Clancy's greatest characters in a joint showdown with global terrorists.
Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the Campus - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn't know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.
The Campus has now turned their sights on the Emir, the number-one terrorist threat to Western civilization. A reclusive figure and mastermind of vicious terrorist acts, the Emir has eluded capture by the world's law-enforcement agencies. But now - with the help of ex-CIA agent John Clark and protégé Marine Colonel Ding Chavez - the Campus is in on the hunt.
In a fast-paced, intense performance, film and television star Lou Diamond Phillips narrates the story of their mission - to bring in the Emir, dead or alive. Download and start listening now!