Over the weekend came news that Richard Marcinko passed away. Marcinko was the first commander of SEAL Team Six, the Navy’s elite counterterrorism unit. He detailed his Navy career in his autobiography Rogue Warrior.

Marcinko wrote a few action novels after that. They had a profound impact on my writing. Early iterations of Ranger from Badmoon Rising were little more than my attempts to copy what I read.

Fair winds and calm seas Demo Dick.