After taking a hiatus for a nearly a decade, Tom Clancy is back with his bestselling thriller, Dead or Alive.В For the Kindle and Kindle DX edition, the reviews are almost all 5 stars.В Clancy coauthored this book with Grant Blackwood, a former member of the navy who provides valuable insight into military operations.В Many of the reviewers said that this novel is definitely worth the long wait.В I think it is amazing that all thirteen of Clancyв_Ts novels have been #1 on the bestseller list.
Clancy brings back familiar characters in Dead or Alive. В Jack Ryan Jr. and his fellow coworkers from the Campus all work together to capture the Emir.В The Emir masterminded some horrifying attacks on the West.В Does Osama bin Laden and September 11th come to mind to anyone?
Letв_Ts take a look at what some of the reviewers have said about Dead or Alive:
в__Moves at a hurtling streamlined pace dispensing all kinds of fireworks of curious information. The style is deadpan and lean, with none of the classic cumbersome Clancy paragraphs. Occasional features of “Red Rabbit Syndrome,” in which large volumes of pages are devoted to…nothing. What character development there is is so minimal as to defy any description at all. The violence so far is “off page.” A very interesting book for a lot of reasons.в__
в__Clancy does a wonderful job of building up each character, adding some new characters, reviving old characters and just generally giving us many sup plots that run alongside the bigger plot. The book is long, but it takes that much time to address all of the people, all of the issues and build a credible story.в__
в__Clancy puts us in the thick of it. We as readers are in the game. When Delta Force operators and Rangers go into the caves of Afghanistan we are with them. We breathe the odors; we hear the sounds, and we feel the tension. We find ourselves silencing our own voices because we don’t want the good guys to be caught, and that is classic Clancy.в__
As expected, there are some complaints about the high price on the Kindle version, which is understandable.В When you consider the Kindle version versus the hardback, think of lugging around a 950 page book wherever you go.В The Kindle should win out, at least for portability and comfortable long term reading.В If the rave reviews are any indication, you are in for long term reading because this is a book that is too good to put down.