Author Tom Clancy, the man who wowed thriller lovers and Hollywood with his spy novels, has passed today in Baltimore at the age of 66.
His cold-war-era stories were favorites of presidents and prime ministers the world over.
He also wrote a number of non-fiction books on military vehicles.
Interestingly enough, Clancy started out as an insurance salesman in Baltimore. Later, he took a completely different route into the DC world and espionage books. His latest, a film adaptation of Jack Ryan, is scheduled for December.
The literary world will miss him.
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