66 is young. Any idea of the cause? Had he been sick?
He was a great author ... didn’t get to collect much of his SSI ...
The timing of his death is certainly symbolic of where we are now as a Nation.
Wow — I wonder if he had any books in the pipeline.
“Tom Clancy has an estimated networth of $300 million”
Smoked like a chimney. The best doctors money could buy could not help him. I don’t know what he died from
“Threat Vector” was a great book he co-wrote that came out last year. Has to do with Chinese cyber warfare
An American hero. RIP, sir.
Tom Clancy was an intelligent author who understood his subject matter. He was also a great storyteller and wrote books that were both interesting and informative.
Such a great mind. Prayers for his family and friends.
I think he was proudest about having been “debriefed” by the CIA after publishing ‘Hunt for red October.
And I think, despite his facility with technology, what I liked best is that his ‘bad guys’ were well rendered.
Fiction works best when you can at least understand why the baddies feel and act the way they do and he had few equals at that. Even the bastards you wanted to see die, you saw how they came to believe and behave as they did.
Wow, that’s a shame. I really enjoyed his novels. I kinda lost track of his writing after Jack Ryan turned into a “Super Hero” but the early stuff (through Executive Orders) was so good.
One of the best novels I’ve ever read to this day has been Without Remorse.
Great author who often put his contractual imprimatur on lots oftotal crappola. I was often shocked.
LOVED HIS EARLY STUFF.
Just as Reagan did.
Ablecynic 36 minutes ago Report Abuse Met him back in the 1990s when I was on active duty with the Navy. He came to the Office of Naval Intelligence to do some unclassified research and as a senior enlisted, I was assigned to assist with his requests. He was as knowledgeable as any of our analysts regarding Russian military capabilities. As someone who has been "haze gray and underway" a few too many times, his books were like a diary of the sea. Some of them were, and are, required reading for Naval officers. 4 Replies
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As an Active Duty Naval Officer on an Anti-Submarine Frigate, his coverage of this theater of warfare in Red Storm Rising is as detailed as it is accurate. That is what truly makes his work spectacular.
The last of his novels I read was “Rainbow Six”.
I lost interest after that.
I don’t know where he was in his relation with God.
I remember a few snide remarks in his novels about evangelical Christians, but he seemed to have a soft spot for Catholics and Mormons......
I do hope he found salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross as payment for his sins.
Think I’ll play Ghost Recon in his honor tonight.
A great writer and patriot. Wasn’t he in D.C. for the Gathering of Eagles in 2007? I am almost positive I remember seeing a photo of him.
Thanks, God, for loaning us Tom Clancy for 66 years.
Oh maan, I actually drove him in New York city about 10 years ago when I was driving a taxi in between jobs. I was going up Madison avenue and saw this disheveled looking guy carrying all these bags and he hailed me and my first thought was “Oh no, a homeless guy” and I got out and helped him put all these bags in the trunk, they looked like a bunch of computer stuff and he got in and the first thing he asked was “You mind if I smoke” ha ha Yeah yeah go ahead Oy. Then he told me to take him to the Regency on Park avenue so I was like whaaat? OK. Good at least he doesn’t want me to drive around for 9 hours while he goes to sleep. So he started asking me about taxi driving blah blah, the traffic and all this. What I did before, then he asked me if I grew up in NYC, yes I did and I asked him if he did, and he told me he was from Maryland. And as we were talking, I was like this guy looks *really* familiar...I just couldn’t place it, then it hit me...the googly looking eyes, he wasn’t wearing glasses- and then Maryland. So I just blurted out “You’re the writer Tom Clancy right” “How did you guess?” lol lol Doh! A shock went up my spine. “Reagans favorite writer!” and he said “ Yes! The great man who gave me my career - great man great man!” ha ha! Then by then we were at the hotel and like 4 doormen ran up just totally kissing his butt, oh man just one huge highlight of my short career as a cab driver. I wish I got his autograph but I felt like a schmuck asking. Sad to hear he passed.