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Who is Jack Ryan?
A: John Patrick Ryan, Sr. KCVO is a fictional character created by author Tom Clancy and featured in his Ryanverse novels, which have consistently topped the New York Times best seller list over 30 years.

Since Clancy’s death in 2013, how many other authors have continued the Ryan franchise and its other connecting series with the approval of the Clancy family estate?
A: Four.

Who are they?
A: Mark Greaney, Grant Blackwood, Mike Maden, and Marc Cameron.

The son of a Baltimore police detective and a nurse, Jack Ryan is a former U.S. Marine and stockbroker who becomes a civilian what?
A: History professor at the United States Naval Academy.

Ryan later joins the Central Intelligence Agency as a what?
A: As an analyst and occasional field officer, eventually leaving it as Deputy Director.

He later served as National Security Advisor and “what” before suddenly becoming President of the United States following a terrorist attack on the United States Capitol?
A: Vice President.

Ryan went on to serve two non-consecutive terms and mostly dealt with what?
A: International crises in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

 
Jack Ryan has been portrayed in Clancy’s film adaptations of four of his novels by whom?
A: Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck.

In 2014, a reboot of the film series, titled Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starred whom?
A: Chris Pine.

John Krasinski is the latest actor to play Ryan, in the what?
A: The Amazon Prime web television series of the same name, which premiered on August 30, 2018.

Ryan was born to what kind of family?
A: An Irish Catholic family in Baltimore, Maryland.

Who was his father?
A: Emmet William Ryan.

What was his father’s profession?
A: He was a Baltimore Police Department homicide lieutenant and World War II veteran.

The elder Ryan had served with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division at what battle?
A: The Battle of the Bulge in western Europe.

 
His mother, Catherine Burke Ryan, was a what?
A: A nurse.

After graduating from Loyola High School (now Loyola Blakefield), a Roman Catholic Jesuit prep school in Towson, Maryland in suburban Baltimore County, Ryan attended what?
A: Boston College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics (with a strong minor in history) and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps (via Officer Candidate School).

While waiting for the Corps to assign him, what did he pass?
A: The Certified Public Accountant exam.

After officer training at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, he went on to serve briefly as what?
A: A Marine infantry platoon leader.

However, his military career was cut short at the age of 23 when what happened?
A: His platoon's helicopter, a CH-46 Sea Knight, crashed during a North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise over the Greek island of Crete.

The crash badly injured what?
A: Ryan's back.

What did U.S. Navy surgeons at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland do?
A:They inadequately repaired his back.

 
He passed his stockbroker's exam and took a position with whom?
A: Wall Street investment firm Merrill Lynch's Baltimore office.

When did his parents die in a plane crash at Chicago Midway International Airport?
A: 19 months after his crash in Crete.

He developed a fear of what?
A: Flying that persisted for years.

The film version of The Hunt for Red October changed his education background to being a what?
A: 1972 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, 20 miles south of Baltimore in the state capital.

In the 2018 Amazon Prime series, Ryan's Ph.D. is in what?
A: Economics rather than history.

While managing clients' portfolios, Ryan began to invest his own money, banking on a tip he had received from an uncle about the workers' takeover of the Chicago and North Western Railway, making about how much off his $100,000 initial investment?
A: $6 million.

He did so well that one of Merrill Lynch's senior vice presidents, Joe Muller, came to Baltimore to have dinner with him, with what objective?
A: The objective of inviting him to the firm's New York City headquarters near Wall Street.

 
Also present is Muller's daughter Caroline, nicknamed Cathy, then a what?
A: A senior medical student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

They immediately do what?
A: Fall in love and get engaged.

One night, while having dinner with his fiancée, Ryan does what?
A: He throws out his back.

Cathy takes him directly to whom to be evaluated?
A: Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz, professor of neurosurgery at famed Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Rabinowitz later operates on Ryan's back and what happens?
A: Ryan’s chronic pain is cured in relatively short order (in a later novel, the surgeon is credited as Sam Rosen, a doctor introduced in Without Remorse).

Ryan subsequently persuades the government to terminate what?
A: His disability checks.

Cathy later becomes a what?
A: An ophthalmic surgeon at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins.

 
After creating a net worth of $8 million, Ryan left the firm after four years and enrolled where?
A: At Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for six doctoral courses in history.

While working at the CIA he invented the canary trap, a method for doing what?
A: Exposing an information leak, which involves giving different versions of a sensitive document to each of a group of suspects and seeing which version is leaked.

While in London with his family, Ryan stumbles upon a what?
A: A kidnapping attempt on the Prince of Wales and his family, which is orchestrated by Irish terrorist group Ulster Liberation Army.

He foils the attack by doing what?
A: Killing one gunman while injuring another and gets wounded in the process.

Initially called in to assess the Soviet government and economy, Ryan is later tasked to assist in the defection of a KGB communications officer who has discovered what?
A: That his boss Yuri Andropov had ordered Pope John Paul II's assassination.

Although Ryan and a small team of British SIS agents helps the "Rabbit" and his family get to the West, they fail to prevent what?
A: The attack on the Pope (which actually happened in real life in 1981).

Jack and the administration must deal with a second war between the U.S. and whom?
A: Japan, as well as an attack on America's economic infrastructure.

 
After a clean sweep of Japan's forces in the South Pacific, Vice President Ed Kealty is forced to resign after a what?
A: A sex scandal and President Durling taps Ryan for the job.

Ryan accepts the job on the condition that he will only serve until the end of Durling's term, and sees this as a way of doing what?
A: Ending his public life.

Only minutes after Congress confirms Ryan, though, a Japanese airline pilot deliberately crashes a 747 into the U.S. Capitol building during Congress' joint session, killing most of the people inside, decapitating the U.S. government, and elevating Ryan to what?
A: The Presidency.