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, 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. Mike Maden is the author of the critically acclaimed Troy Pearce series. He holds both a master's and PhD in political science from the University of California at Davis, specializing in international relations and comparative politics.
Fantastic Praise for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Jr. books "Clancy's
thriller industry lives on in this Jack Ryan Jr. adventure by
Maden... Fast-moving and exciting, this one reads like it came from
Clancy himself."--Kirkus Reviews
"Mixes nail-biting suspense with hard-hitting action to deliver a blockbuster hit."--The Real Book Spy "Will satisfy the craving of the audience for more Ryan family adventures"--Booklist "Under Fire is a tour de force of the kind Clancy practically invented, a tale beautifully envisioned and realized."--Providence Journal "A high-octane, high stakes novel of international intrigue and military action, involving global brinksmanship, espionage, and romance."--The Huffington Post
"Continue[s] the intense, thrilling, and realistic plots that Tom Clancy was known for...riveting and gripping."--Elise Cooper for Military Press, Crimespree Magazine, and Blackfive.net