Tom Clancy’s Dead or Alive

Here at All about Vince Flynn, we’re not just fans of Vince Flynn but the whole Crime, Mystrey, Thriller Genre.  Another of our Favourite Authors is Tom Clancy, who has also written a series of books around a characther in the CIA – Jack Ryan.

Dead or Alive is a welcome new book in this series as the last was published all the way back in 2003.  Dead or Alive brings back a range of popular characthers from the Jack Ryan Series including – Jack Ryan, Ed and Mary Pat Foley, Clark and Chavaz and Rainbow Six and more.

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The Launch

The Lanch of Tom Clancy’s Dead or Alive in the UK was like no other.  The UK Red Devils delivered six copies of Dead or Alive to the Tower of London to be guarded by the Queens Yeoman Warders.  500 copies are also being flown out to Troops in Afganistan.

The Synopsis

It is called the Campus.  It was secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose to hunt down, locate and eliminate terrorists and those who protect them, at will, without sanction or oversight.  A self-sufficient entity, it has no official connection to the American Government – a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane concepts as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong.

Covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at the Campus have waged this silent war in every corner of the world.  Now joined by two of his father’s closest allies, black ops warriors John Clark and ‘Ding’ Chavez, as well as Brain and Dominic Caruso and Mary Pat Foley, the Campus has come up against its greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir.

The mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world- a fact that the Campus is determined to change.  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.

On the trail of Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary father’s footsteps on a deadly manhunt that will take him and his allies around the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back on to US Soil – in a battle to prevent the fall of the West . . .

Together for the first time, and all-star cast of Tom Clancy’s characters race to ensure the nation’s survival and to complete their mission: the desperate search for a madman who may be hiding in plain sight.

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Other Authors

If your looking for authors similar to Vince Flynn’s books, to read while you wait for the next Flynn novel to be released try some of the following.  If you have any other authors you love, leave a comment and let us know!

Brad Thor

Brad Thor’s has written a series of books around the character Scot Harvath a Secret Service agent.  Like Mitch Rapp, over a series of books Scot Harvath fights terrorists, investigate plots to assassinate the President and much more.  Brad Thor previously worked for the Department of Homeland Security and brings his knowledge into his books.

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Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler takes a slightly different angle, his main character Dirk Pitt an employee of the National Underwater and Marine Agency.  In this role he travels the world examining shipwrecks which often contain more that first meets the eye.  In each story Cussler always creates a strong nemesis for Pitt who’s plot if successful would affect the world.  Clive Cussler has expanded his writing in the last few years to include 3 new series, The NUMA Files starring Kurt Austin, The Oregon Files about a secret spy vessel disguised as a old container ship, The Isacc Bell series based around a 1950’s detective agency.

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Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy has written several series of books, his best know “The Jack Ryan Series” which would appeal greatly to Vince Flynn readers.  We first meet Jack Ryan as a CIA analyst saving the life of the Prince of Wales, from Irish Terrorists.  The career of Jack Ryan progresses through the books including “The Hunt for Red October” where he attempts to capture a defecting Russian Submarine, to the Sum of All Fear (both now Films) where a Nuclear Bomb detonates in America, the sky is the limit for Jack’s career!

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Brian Haig

Brian Haig has recently been announced as the co author to a new Vince Flynn series based around a New York Anti Terror team.  Haig also authors his own series based around Major Sean Drummond a member of a special group of JAG lawyers, which handles cases involving members of the US special forces or the military intelligence community.

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These are just a few authors who we love and think other Vince Flynn fans will too.  If you have any other suggestions that you’d like to see listed here please use the contact us page to let us know.

Book Pick – Tom Clancy – Without Remorse

Vince Flynn is often compared to Tom Clancy so we thought it fitting that our first book pick was one of Tom Clancy’s.

Without Remorse

Without Remorse

Without Remorse tells the early story of John Clark a recurring charachter in Tom Clancy’s books.  Known as the “Invisible Man” John Clark a highly trained US Navy SEAL with specalisms as a Diver, Sailor and Soldier.

He suffers two tragedies that transform him into a ruthless vigilante: his pregnant wife is killed in a freak accident, and Pam, the woman he turns to in his pain, is murdered. Motivated by revenge, Kelly systematically kills the drug-dealing pimps who had so brutalized Pam and her friends. At the same time, CIA man James Greer recruits Kelly for covert operations in Vietnam.

This is a great book which is the opener to the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy.  Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

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Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn is an American Author most well known for his Mitch Rapp series of books.Mitch Rapp works at the CIA’s Counter terrorism unit although officially he is not connected with the agency as he completes their “off the book” jobs doing whatever it takes to keep the free world safe.

Vince Flynn’s books have received countless praise including

‘The king of high concept intrigue’ Dan Brown

You’ll be hooked….Move over, Jack Ryan! Portland Oregonian (in Reference to Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Series)

For a new Vince Flynn reader a good place to start is “The Books” as while we try not to include spoilers as this is a series of books each summary will detail some events in the past books.