RIP Tom Clancy.
Tom Clancy passed away this week. He will be remembered as the writer of massive military thrillers that, despite their size. kept readers enthralled. He also wrote many nonfiction books on the modern military.
His books combine immense technical detail and tight plot lines with plenty of action. The technical detail is presented as matter of fact and in language that the general reader can understand. The combination took him to the top of the bestseller lists again and again.
The most famous character of the Clancy books was Jack Ryan a "regular guy" who somehow saves the day repeatedly with his wits and toughness. My personal favorite Jack Ryan was played by Harrison Ford.
Did you ever read Clancy's novels?
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