Usually credited as being the author who created the "techno - thriller" genre. He certainly played a major part in it's development by taking traditional "thriller-espionage" genre and added much more technical accuracy and procedural information.
A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he spent 14 years on active duty with the US Army ranging from Tank Platoon leader to operations officer in Korea.
Frederick Forsyth Fiction
Frederick Forsyth is the reknowned author of "The Day of the Jackal". He is totally capable of matching the technical depth of Clancy and cohorts without sacrificing the trademark Forsyth pace.
Barret Tillman Fiction
His books are gripping reads and abound in "Easter Eggs" for military flight sim nuts. They also put the flying squarely into context as part of larger operations and strategic / tactical goals. They get my highest endorsement.
Joe Weber Fiction
A former Marine pilot who writes gripping Air Combat Novels. His books always have a strong emphasis on aerial action and Joe's background allows him to flesh out the details.
J.D. Wetterling Fiction
Flew 268 combat missions in an F-100 in Vietnam and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, fourteen Air Medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was Top Gun in every fighter squadron in which he served in the USAF.