Geekstroke | Tom Clancy dies at age 66


Posted by Allen Paul in Movies

Tom Clancy dies at age 66

Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of thrillers – ‘Clear and Present Danger’ and ‘Patriot Games’, died at the age of 66.

For most of you Gamers, the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Tom Clancy are the games – Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Ghost Recon. In a career that spanned three decades, Clancy became one of the most successful figures in publishing. He launched his writing career with the novel “The Hunt for Red October” in 1984, which was an immediate hit and garnered a positive review from President Ronald Reagan. When he launched his second novel in 1986 titled “Red Storm Rising”, some of the military officials suspected that Clancy is somehow getting secret information on weaponry, because that brilliant and detailed where his descriptions.

Clancy is famous for creating the CIA analyst Jack Ryan, who was played by many actors like Alec Baldwin in Red October(1990), Harrison Ford in Patriot Games(1992) and ‘Clear and Present Danger’ (1996), and Ben Affleck in ‘The Sum of All Fears’(2002). The fifth film “Jack Ryan:Shadow One” is set to release this year starring Chris Pine.


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