Insurance agent turned author, Tom Clancy is dead this morning and his cause of death has not been released. He died at a Baltimore hospital near his home.
One of his favorite genres was military intrigue. In a 2013 interview with CNN he acknowledged that he frequently had unique insider access to military details in the United States and other countries but was diligent about not revealing classified information on “black-ops warriors” or their methods of operation.
Arguably, his most famous novel was “Hunt for Red October”, a cold-war thriller starring Sean Connery that Hollywood brought to the big screen in 1990.
“The Sum of all Fears” and “Patriot Games” were also military-based Hollywood blockbusters written by Clancy and adapted by screen writers to thrill audiences around the world.
“Command Authority” is Tom Clancy’s latest novel and is reported to be nearly ready for final publication this December. The new thriller will bring to 28 the number of published novels put out by one of America’s favorite writers.
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