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Tom Clancy

11 April 1947 to 30 September 2013

An American author known for his espionage and military-based thrillers, Clancy’s novels featuring the character of Jack Ryan were famously adapted for The Hunt For Red October (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). Clancy’s work also inspired a number of video game series’ that bear his name.

- Read Tom Clancy's Guardian obituary here