GRAND HAVEN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brilliance Audio today announced that they will be publishing Tom Clancy’s eagerly-awaited next novel in the popular Jack Ryan series, “Dead or Alive,” in all audio formats simultaneously with the print edition on December 7, 2010. Written in collaboration with U.S. Navy veteran Grant Blackwood, “Dead or Alive” brings together all of Tom Clancy’s major fictional characters to jointly face the threat of modern terrorism.
“Dead or Alive” is the 14th book in the Jack Ryan series that started with “The Hunt for Red October,” also published by Brilliance Audio. Golden Globe- and Tony-nominated actor Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire, The King and I) will be narrating the novel.
“This is a great win for fans of the Jack Ryan series who have waited over seven years for this new novel,” said Mark Pereira, General Manager of Brilliance Audio, Inc. “We are thrilled to have Tom Clancy back in our publishing program.”
Tom Clancy has written thirteen #1 New York Times bestselling novels including “The Hunt for Red October,” “Red Storm Rising,” “Patriot Games,” “The Cardinal of the Kremlin,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “Without Remorse,” Debt of Honor,” “Executive Orders,” “Rainbow Six,” “The Bear and the Dragon,” “Red Rabbit” and “The Teeth of the Tiger.” Four of his books—“The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Sum of all Fears”—have been made into major motion pictures. He lives in Maryland where he is a co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.
Grant Blackwood, a U.S. Navy veteran and rescue swimmer, is the author of the Briggs Tanner series (“The End of Enemies,” “The Wall of Night” and “An Echo of War”). He has also collaborated with Clive Cussler on “Spartan Gold” and “Lost Empire.”
Brilliance Audio, a Michigan-based audiobook publisher that is part of the Amazon.com group of companies, publishes over 400 audiobook titles annually. With a growing catalog of titles from over 500 authors (Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, Harlan Coben, Rick Riordan, and others), Brilliance Audio provides customers a selection of audiobooks in the popular categories of romance, mystery, suspense and thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, business, and biography; and for children and young adults. Brilliance Audio recordings are available for the retail and library markets on compact disc, MP3-formatted compact discs and files for download.
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