Most of Clancys stories flow around the 'Ryanverse' cast of characters. Unusually for a series of this nature the character Jack Ryan may not be the central character, but just a bit player. This does not detract from the books and does mean that you will not get a standard Jack Ryan story.
A number of the books have been made into films and reviews of the films can be found from links on the relevant pages.
Recently Clancy has started to merge his interests, by producing a novel with a companion computer game. The games are not reviewed as they are written for Windows based PCs.
For a fast paced technically correct novel encompassing modern military hardware and theorems, Clancy is hard to beat.
His last few books have been below par. Clancy to my mind peaked with Executive Orders (Perhaps slightly past his peak), and some of the later stories have been over long, and full of wasteful verbiege.
16 Oct. 2013