So, as of today August 31'st the new Jack Ryan TV series is up on the Amazon. From the trailer, it seems there doing a "war on Terror" middle east theme for the first season, Seamingly totaly ignoring the book series (again) and Jack just meeting his soon to be wife.. basicaly an "Origin Story" Now, my question is, are we able to do the book series Set in the present time? My answer, Yes! The first book, time wise, is Patriot Games. In the book, Jack saves the royal prince charles and family. We can change this to William and Kate being saved. We can still use the IRA, or we can use some other alphabet terror group. Now in the the book, Jack is already married, has 1 kid, with #2 on the way at the end. Second book, Red Rabbit. Well Russia is still a "foe" and a top official can still "Deffect" to the US. So yes, this book can also be done in present day. Third book, Hunt for red october, Same as the previous book, Russia is still a "Foe" and a russian captain can still bring a "Technically advance"sub to the US. Looking at the other books, they can be easily adapted to present day, may have to change some countries, but the "Core" of the book can be easily made. So why don't they? Whats so hard about "making the books"??