DEAD OR ALIVE – New Tom Clancy Book Release Date

Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy will publish his first novel in 7 years, Dead or Alive, on December 7, 2010. The thriller is about a secret US counter terrorism organization and will feature characters from his previous books like Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan, Jr., John Clark, Ding Chavez, and Mary Pat Foley. Here’s more information from the press release:

Tom Clancy, #1 international bestselling author, bestselling videogame presenter and one of the preeminent and most prescient storytellers of our time, has written a modern-day techno-thriller like nothing he has ever done before called Dead or Alive. The eagerly-awaited novel will be published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in the U. S. and by Michael Joseph in the U.K. on December 7, 2010, it was announced today by David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA) and Tom Weldon, Deputy CEO of Penguin U.K. The publication of Dead or Alive will be a global publishing event, featuring, for the first time ever, many of his greatest characters, including Jack Ryan and John Clark, and brings readers inside the present-day war on terror. Berkley Books will publish the paperback edition of the title in the U.S. in 2011.

David Shanks commented, “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.”

Tom Weldon said, “We can’t think of a better Christmas present than the return of one of the world’s greatest thriller writers, Tom Clancy. This will be a huge piece of event publishing.”

In Clancy’s new novel, written in collaboration with U.S. Navy veteran Grant Blackwood, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus, a secret U.S. counter-terrorism organization, have been waging an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten Western civilization. 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 who has masterminded the most vicious terrorist attacks on the West, has eluded capture by the world’s armed forces and law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail. Joined by their latest recruits, John Clark and Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his cousins Dominick and Brian Caruso are ordered to catch the Emir and they will bring him in.dead or alive.

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  • Hugh Johnson

    It’s about time Tom Clancy stopped screwing around with “gaming books” and wrote a real novel! When is the new one coming out? Stop chasing the quick buck and be the writer you were in the past!

  • Michael

    I hope it is better than his last one, Teeth of the Tiger . I am looking forward to it.

  • Jose @ Daemons

    @Hugh Johnson – it looks like the book is going to be released on December 7 (interesting choice of dates, eh?)

    @Michael – I wasnt that impressed with Teeth of the Tiger either, I think he was trying to drive a new storyline with new characters, but by cutting off almost all ties with the older favorites it just didnt work well storywise. It probably would have read better if he started it as a whole new set of novels without a tie to the Ryanverse.

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  • Joe Schmoe

    How many years has Tom Clancy been dead??????

  • Bob Muench

    I’ve been awaiting another Clancy novel for years. My only concern is that when he writes, I’m enthralled. When the book says WITH another author, I find them much less lively. I’m truly hoping that this one isn’t another author writing with Clancy’s permission, and turning out a weak tale.

  • William Callaway

    I love Tom Clancy.. can’t wait to read this new book.

  • Hbhman67

    It was my understanding that he stopped writing books with “Jack Ryan” becuase of his pending divorce inwhich his soon to be exwife wanted HALF the profits from future books with that character

  • Djp2199

    Some how, some way Clancy have managed to make this book about politics…Anti-union anti anthing not with the RNC..