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43 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy,

It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness in his hometown of Baltimore. Command Authority, which you are holding in your hands, is his last gift to us his devoted fans worldwide. His unti...
It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness in his hometown of Baltimore. Command Authority, which you are holding in your hands, is his last gift to us his devoted fans worldwide. His untimely demise is an irreparable loss. He will be missed!

His rise to fame was not an easy one. It was a path strewn with obstacles and rejections. Yet, he rose like the proverbial phoenix, shining brightly among the stars to become one among the few to hit #1 with all his 17 books on the New York Times bestseller list.

Yet, when it all began in 1984, Clancy couldn't find any established publisher. He had to settle for the small and hitherto unknown Naval Institute Press to publish his cold war thriller "The Hunt For Red October," which was the first fiction they published. He was paid a meager $5000 for the book. Clancy's gripping plot and mastery of technical details made it a massive bestseller. It was made into a smash hit movie starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. He went on to write 17 others, several of which were also made into blockbuster movies.

Tom Clancy may be no more but he will continue to live on through the characters he created, especially Jack Ryan, and the books he wrote. He gave the world a genre called techno-thriller, of which he was the undisputed king, and his name will live on as long as the genre lives.

It is difficult to say goodbye to someone who gave you so much thrill and entertainment for the past nearly-thirty years. But it must be said! Goodbye, and adieu - Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 - October 1, 2013) R.I.P.

posted by Wildflowers on December 3, 2013

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1 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

Lol

Its skydoesminecraft

posted by Anonymous on December 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Lol

    Its skydoesminecraft

    1 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Should read if you like the Jake Ryan series

    It is not one of Clancy's best but still enjoyed reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Certainly not a home run.

    No one can hit a home run every time at bat. Nevertheless, still an interesting story and there some very strong bits of Clancy magic sprinkled throughout the pages. My biggest complaint is that there were several occasions dialogue contuinity eas totally lost. It eas like a page or two haf been omitted from my Nook version.

    J M Lydon

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Good Escape Read - Recommended

    Typical story line and relevant for today. Interesting story line considering what is going on there today. A little far fetched for the presidents son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    TOO COMPLEX FOR ME

    Simply too many characters, agencies, titles and Russian language. I found myself referring back too many times to figure out which character worked for which agency, etc. When Russian comments were made the first time, it was explained, but three chapters later I had to refer back. This was my first time with this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    For me, this was not up to Clancy's usual tension and intrigue.

    For me, this was not up to Clancy's usual tension and intrigue. Not the read-all-night, can't-put-it-down gripping story that characterized Clancy's early books. I really didn't like the back-and-forth between Jack, Sr's case and Jack, Jr's case. The battles and military operations were still good, but too much time was spent on financial and political analysis and analysts. That said, I mourn the Clancy's death and the fact that there will be no more bated anticipation of his next Jack Ryan novel. RIP

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