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RIP Tom Clancy: 1947 - 2013

Tom Clancy was and remains a huge name in the worlds of publishing, film, and videogames.

From Clancy's CIA operative Jack Ryan, who always finds himself at the center of world-threatening events, to the conspiracies and terrorist plots of Clancy's alternate histories, readers could always count on him to provide white-knuckle thrills that veered precariously close to the world we live in now. His immense respect for America's intelligence agencies and military led to fiction that imagined the many prevented catastrophes that we take for granted for never happening. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck all brought Clancy's signature protagonist to life on the big screen.

Clancy's bestselling books were often converted into games, starting in 1987 with The Hunt For Red October and including his cofounding of videogame developer Red Storm Entertainment in 1996. The Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon series in particular have been popular franchises to bear his name throughout the past decade. Their use of military technology merges science fiction with cutting-edge inventions, much like in Clancy's novels.

Several of Clancy's later books were about Jack Ryan's son. His last book will be Command Authority, written with Mark Greaney and coming out December 2013.


Amazon Says: Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER sweats with high-tech anxiety and more...
Amazon Says: Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER sweats with high-tech anxiety and the tension of men who hold Doomsday in their hands. A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on! less...
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Hunt for Red October by Sean Ddpa 056404 Connery
Amazon Says: A Soviet nuclear sub captain turns rogue and heads straight for the U.S. mainland, hoping to defect. When his deception is discovered, the U.S.S.R. ships begin the hunt to sto more...
Amazon Says: A Soviet nuclear sub captain turns rogue and heads straight for the U.S. mainland, hoping to defect. When his deception is discovered, the U.S.S.R. ships begin the hunt to stop it. But one special agent for the CIA may be able to save it. Includes commentary, interviews, and trailers. less...
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The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
Amazon Says: A new world order....on the brink of destruction Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East -- as Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of c more...
Amazon Says: A new world order....on the brink of destruction Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East -- as Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play; with one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution -- before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world. less...
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Patriot Games by Harrison Ddpa 056424 Ford
Amazon Says: His days as an intelligence agent behind him, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan has traveled to London to vacation with his wife and daughter. Meeting them outside Buckingham Palac more...
Amazon Says: His days as an intelligence agent behind him, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan has traveled to London to vacation with his wife and daughter. Meeting them outside Buckingham Palace, Ryan is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack on a member of the Royal Family. But Ryan's courageous act marks him as a target in the sights of the terrorists. less...
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Amazon Says: A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Midd more...
Amazon Says: A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous-and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism-where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player-the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions . . . and outside the system. Way outside the system. In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies-and three men are about to cross its radar. The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin . . . a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr. Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now-but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here . . . and it is about to become far more dangerous. less...
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