RIP Tom Clancy - 1947-2013
Ethan Van Vorst
Famous author and master of the Techno-thriler genre passed away yesterday. An insurance salesman by trade he published his first book, The Hunt for Red October, in 1984, and the bulk of his books were centered in the "Ryanverse", a setting revolving around the main protaganist of the series, Jack Ryan, who starts off as a lowly CIA analyst with a hunch about a defecting Soviet submarine and slowly climbs the hierarchy in DC to a position much higher.
Clancy's bread and butter was modern military fiction, with a very strong focus on Naval warfare and submarine conflict in particular. And of course Clancy could write a heckuva page turner that kept his fans coming back for more for a very long time. I'll put a few of his books on here and feel free to add your own submissions, or perhaps your favorites, including any video games or board games!