I’ve read a couple of his books, although I couldn’t tell you which ones. He’s decent…A little too political for my tastes (I’m just tired of people telling me the R’s are better than the D’s or the other way around; neither are palpable for my tastes), and there’s a lot of special ops kinds of stuff. Mostly his stuff is fun to read, I love adventure stories. Vince Flynn is fairly well read where special ops stuff is concerned, but I catch quite a bit of mistakes. Still, I don’t expect every author to be the absolute expert on every subject, and I don’t allow technical missteps to get in the way of a good story. If he (or any other author for that matter) gets something horribly wrong, I just mentally insert the right thing, and read on. I prefer more intricate plots, but that’s becoming very much a rarity anymore (There’s no one writing the equivalent of Cardinal of the Kremlin anymore). Even Clancy has abandoned thick plots for just writing a good shoot-em up (don’t get me wrong, I still read them).
In the techno thriller genre, lately I’m left rather flat. I love the plots that LeCarre comes up with, but his writing style puts me to sleep faster than Ambien.
I just can’t remember reading a book in the last 5 years where I thought the plot was clever.
But if you’re just looking for commando fun, Vince Flynn does it about as good as you can expect. Another author that I think holds quite a bit of promise is Marcus Wynn. I’ve read No Other Option, Brothers in Arms, and Warrior in the Shadows; all were downright decent books. I’ll bet you like Wynn. I read a LOT of books, so if I remember correctly Wynn’s character is a former Spec Ops (retired) who helps the cops with very difficult cases. One was tracking down a rogue spec ops guy who’s turned serial rapist (that was a downright good read, I think that was No Other Option), or helping the cops foil a terrorist cell. What’s more, Wynn typically doesn’t make technical mistakes. I want to say that Wynn is a former Spec Ops guy himself, I can’t remember. If not, he researches his topics well.