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Farewell Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy died yesterday. His gift at telling a good story is evidenced by his 17 Number One New York Times bestselling novels. I was a bit taken aback when I read that. I can name the Ryan ones, the ones made into films. But I couldn’t name the others… can you? The Hunt for Red October Red Storm Rising Patriot Games The Cardinal of the Kremlin Clear and Present Danger The Sum of All Fears Without Remorse Debt of Honor Executive Orders Rainbow Six The Bear and the Dragon Red Rabbit The Teeth of the Tiger Dead or Alive Against All Enemies Locked On Even I, who do not like technical gobbledegook in my thrillers, gobbled up his books. For me there is no debate: Harrison Ford is Jack Ryan. Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck are just not right. Did you know:- –       Clancy wrote about commercial airliners being used as missiles several years before the 9/11 attacks; –       He once said in an interview: “The writer with writer’s block doesn’t want to write”; –       The Naval Institute Press, publisher of his first book The Hunt for Red October, was concerned there were too many technical descriptions. Clancy cut
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