Clancy's 'Dead Or Alive' set for December release

NEW YORK The author is bringing together such favorite characters as Jack Ryan and John Clark for "Dead or Alive," a thriller set in the post-Sept. 11 age of terrorism.

Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), announced Wednesday that it plans a first printing of 1.75 million copies when the book comes out in December.

Clancy is known for such best-sellers as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games."

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