A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a
Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years
before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College
and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The
Hunt for Red October--the first of the phenomenally successful
Jack Ryan novels--sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then
catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after
President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day
forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at
blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting,
and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.
Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. In his research for the Gray Man novels, including Mission Critical, Agent in Place, Gunmetal Gray, Back Blast, Dead Eye, Ballistic, On Target, and The Gray Man, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, and Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance. With Tom Clancy, he coauthored Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.
Praise for Command Authority
"Once again, the acrid scent of cordite wafted through my imagination during the climactic gun battle as Clancy's characters from the world of intelligence achieved yet another victory over the forces of evil."--The Washington Times "Vintage Clancy...A pleasing fairytale for people who like things that blow up."--Kirkus Reviews More Praise for Tom Clancy "He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale."--The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant describer of events."--The Washington Post "No one can equal his talent for making military electronics and engineering intelligible and exciting...He remains the best!"--Houston Chronicle