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

FILE - In this May 24, 2004 file photo, author Tom Clancy, is shown in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

April 7, 2010 6:46:35 PM PDT
Tom Clancy's next novel will be an all-star reunion.

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."