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    Tom Clancy, the author of several best-selling military thrillers including "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," died Tuesday at a Baltimore hospital. He was 66.

    In a career that spanned three decades, Clancy became one of the most successful figures in publishing. His name above a title was a calling card that conferred best seller status on his espionage and military thrillers and inspired a dizzying array of tie-ins ranging from movies to video games.

    His most enduring creation may have been Jack Ryan, the patriotic and morally upright CIA analyst turned politician at the center of more than a dozen novels including "The Sum of All Fears" and "The Cardinal of the Kremlin." The character was notable because his life and ascent mirrored the tectonic changes taking place in American foreign policy throughout Clancy's writing career, as the country moved away from Cold War brinksmanship and turned its gaze to terrorist threats in the Middle East.
    We had been catching up with his audio books as of late.
    Sometimes overly technical, but always a good story. Really like the ones done by Lou Diamond Phillips
    We are so fucked.

  • #2
    Wow. Way too young.
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."


    • #3
      I liked reading his books and the Hunt for Red October was a pretty good movie, too.
      May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
      Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
      And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
      may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.


      • #4
        I loved his stuff - bring on the technical stuff! I have to say that I avoided his collaboration works. I will absolutely get the one due out in December.
        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."