Author Tom Clancy dead at 66
Bestselling author Tom Clancy, known for his novels in the espionage and military science genres, died at a Baltimore Hospital Tuesday, his publisher confirmed to the New York Times.
"He was a thrill to work with," said Ivan Held, the president of Putnam.
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Clancy’s name became well known with the Cold War thriller “The Hunt for Red October,” which launched his career as a novelist. At the time of his death, numerous books, movies, and even video games, bear the author’s name.