Tom Clancy has written a new thriller called Dead or Alive
. The novel will be publshed by the Penguin Group in the U.S. and U.K. on December 7, 2010.
Clancy's new novel was written in collaboration with U.S. Navy veteran Grant Blackwood.
The novel begins with Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus, a secret U.S. counter-terrorism organization, waging an unofficial campaign against terrorists. As Dead or Alive
opens, the war on terror is far from won, but winning it doesn't appear to be a priority for President Kealty, Jack Ryan's successor in the Oval Office. The Emir, a sadistic killer and mastermind of a major terrorist group, has eluded capture by the world's armed forces. It will be up to the Jack Ryan, Jr. and the Campus to catch the Emir and bring him in dead or alive...
David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA), says, "Tom's genius for telling a story with exceptional realism and cutting edge authenticity are his hallmarks as a writer. He has created some of the best known characters in contemporary fiction and has mesmerized tens of millions of readers worldwide with his frighteningly real scenarios. We are very excited to be publishing him again in the fall. In his latest novel, he turns up the tension between U.S. forces and their most lethal rivals."