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Tom Clancy to Release New Novel at Putnam

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Sept 26 – Oct 2, 2011 Edition Tom Clancy to Release New Novel at Putnam

New York, New York, September 26, 2011 …Tom Clancy, the #1 worldwide  bestselling author, bestselling videogame presenter and one of the preeminent and most prescient storytellers of our time, will release his new book, LOCKED ON, with G. P. Putnam’s Sons on December 13, 2011. 

Clancy’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Dead or Alive, was one of the most eagerly awaited novels of last year and earned praise from critics nationwide: “The best characters from all Clancy’s previous novels are on the case…For fans of the genre, Dead or Alive is likely to provide a long weekend’s pleasure.”—Los Angeles Times; “Heart-stopping action. . . entertaining and eminently topical.”—The Washington Post; “Clancy is back at the top of his game…In-depth research, continuous suspense, and scores of fascinating characters.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review). The paperback edition of Dead or Alive is being released by Berkley Books tomorrow (September 27, 2011).

In LOCKED ON, written in collaboration with author Mark Greaney, Clancy’s new electrifying thriller finds his greatest characters facing their greatest challenge when John Clark becomes the subject of an international manhunt.  The explosive action takes readers from the United States and France to Egypt, Dubai and Pakistan. 

Jack Ryan, Sr. has made a tough choice. He’s running for President of the United States and giving up a peaceful retirement to help his country in its darkest hour. But he doesn’t plan on the perfidy of his opponent who uses trumped up charges to attack one of Ryan’s closest comrades, John Clark.  Now, Clark engages in a desperate struggle across three continents. He must travel the world, staying one step ahead of the authorities, and a shadowy organization tasked to bring him in, all while trying to find the man who fingered him for a crime he never committed.

Meanwhile, the Campus, the top secret off-the-books intelligence agency, faces its most implacable foe—a renegade Pakistani general who plans to unleash a wave of terror that will restore the Caliphate. With John Clark missing, Jack Ryan, Jr., Ding Chavez, and Dominic Caruso must race against the clock to foil the terrorists’ plans and interdict the loose nukes which are the key to this unholy campaign.

Tom Clancy is the world’s #1 international thriller author. After a seven-year hiatus, he made a triumphant return to the market in 2010 with Dead or Alive, followed by the June 2011 release of Against All Enemies, his fourteenth and fifteenth consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers.  National praise for Against All Enemies included these raves: “Classic Clancy…you’ll eat it up.” —St. Louis Post Dispatch; “Give Clancy fans ideal reading for the summer months.” —Chicago Tribune.  Starting with The Hunt for Red October, all fifteen of his previous books hit #1 on The New York Times bestseller list.  Five of Clancy’s books, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Dangerand The Sum of All Fears, have been made into major motion pictures.

Mark Greaney is the national bestselling author of the Gray Man series. He has a degree in International Relations and Political Science and is pursuing his Masters in Intelligence Studies with a concentration in Criminal Intelligence. He speaks Spanish and German. In researching Gray Man he travelled to seven countries, and trained extensively alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close range combative tactics.

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (http://www.penguin.com) is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.