Good Day World!
I’m sorry to report that author Tom Clancy has died. He was one of my favorite modern authors, and I really enjoyed his character Jack Ryan. He was so young, only 66 years-old, but his prolific writing will live on forever.
His latest book, the techno-thriller "Command Authority," is due to hit bookshelves on Dec. 3.
Tom Clancy, hit box-office gold with movies such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Clear and Present Danger."
His fast-paced thrillers demonstrated Clancy's acute knowledge of the technical intricacies of Soviet weaponry and were mainly concerned with espionage and military tactics employed during and in the wake of the Cold War.
An avid reader, Clancy harbored an enduring interest in the military throughout his childhood, but was barred from participating in it because of nearsightedness.
The author penned 17 No. 1 bestselling novels throughout his career. Jack Ryan, a patriotic CIA agent-cum-politician, was the star of 12 of those books, and his fictional career reflected many of the changes in American foreign policy during the last three decades.
The character managed to transcend the world of books through on-screen portrayals by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.
Time for me to walk on down the road…