Jack Ryan Wiki
This article, Emmett Ryan, is a stub and may require expansion. Please help out by editing the page.

For the version of the character that appears in the TV Series, see Emmett Ryan (TV series).

Emmett William Ryan is a character that appears in the novel, Without Remorse. He is the father of U.S. President Jack Ryan.


Emmett is a World War II Veteran, having served in U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division at the Battle of the Bulge in western Europe. After separating from the military, Emmett Joined the Baltimore Police Department and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant and worked as a detective in the department's homicide division. He and his wife Catherine Burke would later have two children, Jack Ryan and a daughter.

In 1970, Emmett encountered John Kelly. At the time, Kelly had been killing drug dealers whom killed his former flame Pamela Madden.

Emmett and his wife later died in 1974 in a plane crash at Chicago Midway International Airport. This occurred 19 months after Jack had been involved in a helicopter crash during a NATO exercise over Crete which badly injured his back and ended his military career. With his parents deaths, Jack developed a fear of flying that persisted for years.

Template:Characters/Without Remorse