Is this the inspiration you're talking about?
Thanks! I thought 19 points would be enough for top ten.
You are not. I loved this series.
No spoilers here, but I don't think the man was nearly as honorable as most fans view him. If he had been, the moment that hideously wasteful assassination
Thinking more, I am surprised not to see Abaddon's Gate by James SA Corey on the list, as an SF entry.