Friday, October 4, 2013 1:47:03 AM
I remember reading his first book "Hunt for Red October" a few months after retiring from the US Navel Submarine Service. A lot of friends and family asked me what *I* thought of the book.
I just told them that it was full of facts and data that I had been told on my exit interviews that I could go to prison for telling people about.
For an author to be able to research public records so thoroughly to come up with the details that he included made him a remarkable writer.
I, for one, will miss his stories. Jack Ryan is one of the greatest characters to be created since James Bond!