Framing the Dialogue

Command Authority

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”

command authorityI was saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s death in October of 2013.  I had just started reading his work again and have enjoyed the thrill of his most recent novels.  With Command Authority packed story featuring the Ryan’s in a well woven tale that follows the senior Ryan flashback to decades earlier adventure, with junior Ryan on the lead of other criminals and the agents from Campus are retraining and enter back into operations.  I generally do not like when books converge from different vantage points, but this was done well.

I think the back story of a brutal Russian President and a resurgent KGB might bear as much weight with younger folks, but for those of us who grew up in the Cold War the memories are still vivid.  You should read Tom Clancy’s last masterpiece!

We have lost two great thriller writers this year but they both left us with great legacies and immortal characters.


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