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    Quote Originally Posted by formersoldier71 View Post
    It appears Clancy's newest novel comes out in December.
    And I forgot about my own update. It's been out for about two weeks; could've had it out here by Christmas. Anybody pick it up yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I think I may have to dig Red pheonix back out and re-read it again.....
    Re-read it recently. Found a paperback copy in our "library".
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Anyone read Dead or Aive yet? I'll be ordering it shortly, but I'm skeptical that it will be as good as Clancy's earlier works.
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Anyone read Dead or Aive yet? I'll be ordering it shortly, but I'm skeptical that it will be as good as Clancy's earlier works.
    Same question & concern here. Confidence is low, sadly. And I'm not really sure why.
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Anyone read Dead or Aive yet? I'll be ordering it shortly, but I'm skeptical that it will be as good as Clancy's earlier works.
    Bought DOA for my dad for Christmas, and he said it was amazing. He said it was good to read about Mr. Clark again.

    I'm a reasonably new Clancy fan myself. I read Executive Orders on recommendation a few months back, and it was hands down one of the best books I've ever read. I read Without Remorse last week, and, again, was so impressed that I bought the entire John Clark/Jack Ryan series in paperback. I'm almost done with Patriot Games now, and then on to Hunt for Red October.

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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Just finished Dead or Alive. I enjoyed it, but I suspect Clancy did not do the lion's share of the writing. There were some mistakes in the book that were annoying as well. Still love Mr. Clark's character; he does not hesitate.
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Just finished Dead or Alive. I enjoyed it, but I suspect Clancy did not do the lion's share of the writing. There were some mistakes in the book that were annoying as well. Still love Mr. Clark's character; he does not hesitate.
    I enjoyed it as well. There were some mistakes that an editor should have caught. I wouldn't guess how much Clancy actually wrote; seemed in line with his style for the most part. I'd say this book was better than his last couple of novels.
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Clancy has a new one coming out this Summer.

    The master of international intrigue and explosive action introduces a new hero for a new era of warfare . . . against a new kind of threat.

    Get ready to meet ex-Navy SEAL Max Moore.

    A terrorist bombing in Pakistan wipes out Max Moore’s entire CIA team. As the only survivor, the former Navy SEAL plunges deeper into the treacherous tribal lands to find the terrorist cell, but what he discovers there leads him to a much darker conspiracy in an unexpected part of the globe—the US/Mexico border.

    Here a drug war rages between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels. The landscape is strewn with bodies, innocents and drug dealers alike, but is there an even deadlier enemy lurking in background? Into this deadly brew, Moore leads a group of specially selected agents whose daring actions reveal shocking answers and uncover an unholy plan—a strike against the very heart of America.
    Amazon.com: Against All Enemies (9780399157301): Tom Clancy, Peter Telep: Books
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    Against All Enemies is excellent. I really, really, really liked it...alot. Didn't care much for Dead or Alive, it was a good book, but not up to Clancy's standards.
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by fireater View Post
    Trivia...why was there no direct mention of Jack Ryan in Without Remorse.? Part 2. what was the indirect mention of Jack Ryan in Without Remorse.?
    Without Remorse took place duiring the Vietnam era. Jack Ryan was a small child. His father was a cop looking into the pimp murders being comitted by John Kelly (who later becomes John Clark). There is mention iirc of him seeing his young son (Jack Ryan) playing or tucking him into bed in one small scene.

    Without Remorse was also my favorite. I've read all the major novels except Locked On, which I will read when it gets to my local used bookstore in paperback.

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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    The Amazon reviews for Against all Enemies, Dead or Alive, and Locked on were mostly bad with the majority of reviewers saying this was not Clancy.

    I wonder if the old man is done....I hope not.

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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    I've read only one Clancey novel (Red Rabbit), and sadly, no one has mentioned it in this thread. It must not be one of his better ones so I'll have to check out some of the ones that're mentioned herein.
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    Re: Any Tom Clancy fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    I've read only one Clancey novel (Red Rabbit), and sadly, no one has mentioned it in this thread. It must not be one of his better ones so I'll have to check out some of the ones that're mentioned herein.
    Red Rabbit is actually one of my favorite books of his. I liked his development of the Russian defector, and it all seems a lot more plausible than some of his later works (how many US cities end up getting nuked by Tom?).

    I also really enjoyed "Red Storm Rising". It has nothing to do with Ryan, and is just a one-off, what-if scenario of how the cold war could have become hot (and conventional). It follows different characters through different theaters/levels of command, from "commandos" behind enemy lines to SAC.
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