History Literature / DeadOrAlive

24th Jul '16 10:49:51 AM Nohbody
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* PayEvilUntoEvil

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* PayEvilUntoEvilPayEvilUntoEvil: Much like in the previous book, The Campus some times uses tools and methods that are considered by some to be "evil" against those who would engage in terrorism.



* StrawmanPolitical: Ed Kealty is a horrible caricature of a liberal President.

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* StrawmanPolitical: StrawmanPolitical:
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Ed Kealty is a horrible caricature of a liberal President.
9th Jun '16 9:12:20 PM PaulA
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* CanadaEh: The Emir sneaks into the US through Canada, and the Campus agents who get a tip on an al-Quaeda courier coming into the country pick him up and start tailing him in Toronto.


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* PayEvilUntoEvil


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: A terrorist group kills all but two people who worked with them while they were setting up for their attacks. The two exceptions are the prostitute hired to provide sex for the group's leader and the woman who was extracting the information from the Yucca Flats employee.
21st Sep '15 9:55:51 AM robbulldog
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** The Emir's lawyer also was a horrible caricature - from her name "Cochrane", to her delusional attraction to the terrorist mastermind.
14th Sep '15 4:16:25 AM CharlesPhipps
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tomclancy_deadoralive_cover1.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: The Emir's days are numbered.]]
8th Sep '15 8:21:34 PM CharlesPhipps
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The interrogation of [[spoiler: The Emir]] goes beyond garden-variety torture to a simulated heart attack using succinylcholine. Properly administered, it can be done over and over and over again [[spoiler: although once is sufficient to break The Emir]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The interrogation of [[spoiler: The Emir]] goes beyond garden-variety torture to a simulated heart attack using succinylcholine. Properly administered, it can be done over and over and over again [[spoiler: although once is sufficient to break The the Emir]].
8th Sep '15 8:19:10 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The Campus is illegal and doing illegal things but "blank pardons" provided by Jack Ryan while in office allow them to be cleared for any and all crimes they committed.



* BadassBookworm: Both Jacks.
* BigBad: The Emir.

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* BadassBookworm: Both Jacks.
Jack Ryan and his son.
* BigBad: The Emir.Emir is responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
* CaptainErsatz: The Emir is Osama Bin Ladin in everything but name.



* KickTheDog: The Emir murders a prostitute on the possibility she might have recognized him.



* RefugeInAudacity: The premise is an illegal murder organization for a non-sitting President is killing terrorists across the globe. However, they were given "signed pardons" so it's all legal, somehow.



27th Nov '14 10:40:19 AM Nohbody
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18th Aug '14 4:18:59 PM Brick3621
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: More like CIA and NSA incompetent due to [[ExecutiveMeddling political interference from on high]], Campus good.



* {{NSA}}



* InterserviceRivalry: The NSA and CIA have this. The Campus has this with them but it's because they're so much better.

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* InterserviceRivalry: The NSA and CIA have this. The Campus has this with them but it's because they're so much better.don't cooperate very well.
5th Aug '14 5:28:29 AM parking_god
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* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted repeatedly in the dialogue until the final act of the book where it suddenly worked.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted repeatedly in the dialogue until the [[spoiler:the final act of the book where it suddenly worked.
worked]].
1st Aug '14 6:39:31 PM parking_god
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* GenerationXerox: Jack Ryan Junior is a Wallstreet executive turned Intelligence Analyst turned Badass. Just like Dear Old Dad.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The interrogation of [[spoiler: The Emir]] goes beyond garden-variety torture to a simulated heart attack using succinylcholine. Properly administered, it can be done over and over and over again [[spoiler: although once is sufficient to break The Emir]].
* GenerationXerox: Jack Ryan Junior is a Wallstreet Wall Street executive turned Intelligence Analyst turned Badass. Just like Dear Old Dad.
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