Tom Clancy has had some real good stuff, and some droll books as well. Red Storm Rising would be my favorite.
Originally Posted by chr0mius
Read some stuff by Richard Marcinko, the real Rainbow 6 creater (or Seal Team 6) ;D
Rainbow was a team made up of military members from various NATO nations, not just U.*. military personel. Seal Team 6 is an actual entity whereas Rainbow is completely fictional.
I'm saying, according to my knowledge and what my friend told me, that Marcinko came up with the idea of writing stories with Seal Team 6 before Clancy wrote about Rainbow 6. It'* kind of a rip off, although Clancy has some good writing. Really good plots, imo.