Recently, a new Clancy novel was released, and I picked it up immediately, but was dismayed to see that it (Dead or Alive) has "with Grant Blackwood" under Clancy's name. I knew that I was going to be hypercritical from the start.
In the end, I read 75/950 pages, and then gave up. This, even if primarily written by Clancy, is an inferior piece of work that desperately needed more editing, and fell way short in the characterizations. I just couldn't see wasting any more time with it, what with the many more books I have to read on hand.