REVIEW OF Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGI...

TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE The 17th Jack Ryan Novel Mark Greaney G.P. Putnam Dec 6th, 2016 Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE by Mark Greaney explores the world of cyber threats and cyber security. Government officials have been talking about these dangers for a decade; yet, it seems it has been all talk and no action, that is until Jack Ryan Sr. became President. The plot begins with seemingly random acts against America’s military and national security officials. First, an armed man in a crowded restaurant attacks U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, when on leave. Hagan demands to know how the would-be...

Mark Greaney: The BACK BLAST Interview Feb16

Mark Greaney: The BACK BLAST Interview

Elise Cooper: How did the Gray Man series come about? Mark Greaney: I submitted the plot to my agent who told me that the sub-plot should be what the book is about. He said it is much more interesting to have the hunter being chased. This cat and mouse chase turned into the Gray Man series. My agent also helped me with the name of the series, changing it from the Goon Squad to this series title. The Gray Man name came out of the Special Ops community, which is how they refer to maintaining a low profile. EC: Did you base Denny Carmichael on anyone? MG: I do hope readers’ dislike this character. It is less about the real world and more about...

BACK BLAST by Mark Greaney Reviewed

Back Blast Book Five in the Gray Man series Mark Greaney Feb 16, 2016 Berkley Pub Back Blast by Mark Greaney brings back the Gray Man, a former paramilitary officer with an agenda. Anyone looking for characters and plotlines in the fashion of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series should read this book. It discusses intelligence organizational politics, technology possibilities, and has a main character whose job it is to assassinate bad guys. The plot is spellbinding and riveting with non-stop action. The Gray Man, Court Gentry, has been away from the US for five years. He has returned to find out why his former agency, the CIA, has turned on...

Tom Clancy’s COMMANDER IN CHIEF by Mark Grea...

COMMANDER IN CHIEF: A Jack Ryan Novel Book 16 in the Jack Ryan Series Mark Greaney G.P. Putnam December 1st, 2015 COMMANDER IN CHIEF, a Jack Ryan novel, written by Mark Greaney has all the ingredients of a Tom Clancy story. There is action, technology, a lot of world politics, and characters that many wish actually existed. This book can be seen as a follow-up to COMMAND AUTHORITY, the last book actually written with Tom Clancy. Greaney noted to blackfive.net, “When I wrote COMMAND AUTHORITY with Tom Clancy, Putin had attacked the Ukraine and was in a position of strength. We decided to have Volodin as a literary Putin figure, never trying...

Q & A with Mark Greaney

Elise Cooper: What was it like working with the icon author Tom Clancy? Mark Greaney: I was called in 2011 and was asked if I would like working with Clancy. My first reaction was, ‘how am I going to get out of this’ because I was totally intimidated. It turned out my editor at Berkeley was also Tom Clancy’s editor at Putnam. Tom was looking for a new co-author. My editor went to my agent who then asked if I would like to co-author the next Tom Clancy book. I wish I could say I was excited, but the truth is, I was terrified. I have been a massive fan of his since The Patriot Games in 1987. I have first editions of most of his books...