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Dominic "Dom" Caruso is a character that appears in several Tom Clancy novels. He is the nephew of President Jack Ryan and the twin brother of Brian Caruso.


The Teeth of the Tiger

In 2006, Dominic worked as a FBI agent. While investigating the kidnapping of a little girl, he found her raped and murdered. Enraged, Dominic finds and kills the suspect in self-defense after purposely getting noticed. Dominic is soon recruited into The Campus alongside his brother Brian due to their ability to kill enemies in cold blood. Later, Islamic fundamentalists cross the U.S.-Mexico border and attack several suburban malls. Brian and Dominic happen to be at one of the malls when the attack occurs. Although they efficiently find and dispatch all four shooters, dozens of people are killed; similar massacres occur at most of the other targeted sites. Afterwards, The Campus decides the brothers are ready and implements a "reconnaissance by fire" strategy to flush out the terrorist leaders.

To carry out the assassinations, the brothers are issued a weapon utilizing succinylcholine, developed by a Columbia University professor whose brother died in the 9/11 attacks. Disguised as tourists, the team travels across Europe, finding and murdering several major players in the terrorist organization. The first three assassinations go off fairly routinely, and for the fourth, the brothers are joined by their cousin Jack Ryan, Jr.. Although originally present as an observer, Jack is forced to kill the target himself when a random accident spills wine on the brothers' suits, spoiling their anonymous appearance. After murdering the terrorist, Jack uses his hotel key to gain access to his computer and downloads the entire contents for later analysis.

Dead or Alive

In 2007, Dominic assisted the other Campus agents in the hunt for "the Emir", Saif Rahman Yasin. Joined by new Campus agents John Clark and Domingo Chavez, they engaged in a firefight against URC terrorists in Tripoli. Unfortunately, Brian succumbed to his injuries as a result. URC terrorists destroy a Petrobras oil refinery outside São Paulo, Brazil and trigger a series of attacks on small towns across the United States. Jack and Clark later thwart the destruction of a cargo ship carrying flammable material, killing the Indonesian perpetrators tasked by the URC. Chavez and Dominic are sent to Brazil in order to investigate the refinery incident and later capture a URC courier, who reveals that the Emir is in the U.S. and coordinating the attacks.

Along with Clark and Jack, they proceed to Las Vegas to apprehend him, preventing him from blowing up the Yucca nuclear waste storage facility in the process. After returning to Virginia, they interrogate him by injecting him with succinylcholine and simulating a heart attack, allowing him to confess his crimes and reveal the plans behind Lotus, which involves the cooperation of Pakistani intelligence in conquering the country and securing their nuclear inventory. After a day of interrogations, the Emir was covertly given to the FBI to be charged and imprisoned.

Locked On

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Command Authority

Support and Defend

Full Force and Effect

Under Fire

Commander in Chief

True Faith and Allegiance

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Power and Empire

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Oath of Office

Code of Honor