I enjoyed many of his earlier books but thought that later ones became more and more fantastic.
Then the news came out that he'd been using other writers to produce books under his name, and about 10 years ago was his publishers were forced to acknowledge this by adding the real writer's name to the cover. E.g. the book bearing the title 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' was written by David Michaels, which is a pseudonym of Raymond Benson.
Mr Tibbs wrote:
I flew in Anti Submarine Warfare Nimrods for years and was absolutely gobsmacked by how much the guy knew about the nuts-n-bolts of that sphere. Some of it was Official Secrets stuff in my world.
The US armed forces have always been more open than the British, e.g. inviting TV cameras aboard for a look around nuclear submarines in the 70s.
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