ANN CLEEVES. I switched back and forth between 3 and 4 stars on this one so often I almost needed Dramamine. The mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world—a fact which the Campus is determined to change. It had been a long time since reading about the exploits of Jack Ryan, John Clark, "Ding" Chavez, and the Caruso brothers, Brian and Dominic. After stumbling with The Teeth of the Tiger (2003), bestseller Clancy is back at the top of his game, aided by Blackwood (An Echo of War), with this update on the Jack Ryan story, both father and son. Perfect for fans of Clancy. The opening sequence with the rangers is superb, but the rest of the book slowly drifts off. The over all story line is not particularly inspired as it revolves around international and domestic terrorism and the continued action of the Rainbow special forces group. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. 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. 'The detail is unerring ... and this magisterial grasp of time and place lends the story vivid veracity. I enjoyed mostly the beginning with all the murders and how he escaped jail time. Jack Ryan Sr. & Jr. are both in this book. Tom Clancy, Narrated by: The First Deception: A Jack Noble Prequel, American Mercenary: Books 1-3: Greatest Enemy, Offer of Revenge, and Dark Redemption. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. The only negative part of the book was the pushing of right wing politics. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. One of the best audio books I have listened to so far, I could really relate to the characters and the story line was very nicely done. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed, as he plans a monumental single strike that will destroy the heart of America, unless the Campus can take him Dead or Alive. I found a terrifying distopia with an unsettling ending, and nary a hero to be found. Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. He has been the standard for the techno-thriller for so long now. December 7th 2010 It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Same old players chasing new, sneaky bad guys. The President is a fictional person, the number one wanted terroist in the world is called the 'Emir' and he has stuck into America. This was a really fun jaunt back into the world populated with people I grew to know and love in my childhood. Later in High school and college, I would read Bear and the Dragon, Rainbow Six, etc. Are you an author? The plot line is complicated due to the many different story lines that run concurrently...there is also some confusion at times, if you are not paying close attention, when 'Jack' is sometimes Jack Sr and sometimes Jack Jr. Dead or Alive is a contemporary western thriller played out over the rugged New Mexico landscape. As an undergraduate, he held a Ford Foundation Scholarship at the University of New Mexico. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer, and a storm-tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. G.P. Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. He is a master at getting into the nitty-gritty technical details that it really makes you believe that he is writing from well inside some super-secret-squirrel compartment dug well inside the catacombs of government. I look forward to 'hunting out' other novels in the 'Kevin Kerney' series. I was first told of these novels by a friend who knew I liked the Navajo mysteries of Tony Hillerman. To see what your friends thought of this book. And the baddie is not very clever--the police are always nipping at his heels. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it. The first of the series, Tularosa, was published in 1996, and I liked it quite a bit, so I’ve been along for the ride. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job narrating. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published A long read, Dead or Alive is. Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. I don't know if it's the "with" authorship or Clancy having changed -- lost his edge, if you will -- since '90s, but I find myself longing for the days of Patriot Games and The Cardinal of the Kremlin. After 509 pages, I'm lost and don't see the point of continuing. Stream or download thousands of included titles. I remember reading Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Red Storm Rising, and many others in my junior high years. Tom Clancy is America’s, and the world’s, favorite international thriller author. I feel like it's been forever since I've read a good Tom Clancy novel! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hope the next book comes along soon. Scott Brick, Narrated by: Starred Review. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Dead or Alive (Jack Ryan Universe Book 13), © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Better than the average book of this genre lately. We’d love your help. Iranian Quds Force commandos. Many of his novels have been national best sellers. 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. A former U.S. senator and defense contractor needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company - quickly. This is another book the drives me to mention that we REALLY need a 10 star or a half star system. Joined by their latest recruits, John Clark and Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his cousins, Dominick and Brian Caruso, are determined to catch the Emir and they will bring him in . I am not sure why he has a collaborator on this book, but you cannot tell, it reads just like his other Jack Ryan novels. Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Great read. For years, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus have waged an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten western civilization. Too much senseless killing by the bad guy. Read if you wish. Fast paced, it is not of the same quality as the classic Ryan books, which could not be put down. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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