“Just a *TRIBUTE* to an Awesome Writer”

Hello Recovery Friends & New Seeker’s,

Today is a SAD day for me as Writer. A very good writer has passed way to SOON.

Tom Clancy, ‘Hunt for Red October’ author, dead at 66
Oct. 2, 2013, 10:37 AM EST………

©AP / Tom Clancy in 1992

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.

Clancy’s publisher confirmed the news to the New York Times.
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  books reveled in the technological details of spy-craft and weaponry, spending  paragraphs recounting the various features of a nuclear submarine or a fighter  plane,  for instance.

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.

The character will appear once again in “Command Authority,” an upcoming  novel scheduled for release on Dec. 3 that finds Ryan returning to the hot spot  where it all started and grappling with a new threat in Russia.

Tom Clancy has written seventeen #1 New York Times bestselling novels including The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games and The Sum of All Fears.

The printed page could not hold Ryan. His literary exploits inspired four  big-screen adventures, with Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck all portraying the  intelligence expert in commercially successful films like “Clear and Present  Danger” and “The Sum of All Fears.” “Jack Ryan: Shadow One,” a fifth Ryan film  starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh, opens in theaters this  December.

In addition to films, Clancy lent his name to a series of popular video games  such as “Splinter Cell” from game maker UbiSoft. He was also a part-time owner  of the Baltimore Orioles.

A political conservative and prominent supporter of the National Rifle  Association, Clancy made headlines when he blamed liberal lawmakers for gutting  the CIA and indirectly causing the attacks on September 11.

“The CIA was gutted by people on the political left who don’t like  Intelligence operations … and as a result of that, as an indirect result of  that, we lost 5,000 citizens,” the author told Bill O’Reilly during a FOX News  appearance shortly after the attacks.

**Mr. Clancy will TRULY be missed in the literary  world! Yes…..I call him Mr. Clancy because he earned RESPECT from many as a Unique and Professional Writer! I loved his Books, and the movies as well that came from the hard work he poured into his writings. Yes, there are Many who write in his Same Genre, but there will NEVER be another who writes so Prolific or Powerful in our Generation like, Mr. Tom Clancy……..R.I.P.

God Bless All,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon


4 thoughts on ““Just a *TRIBUTE* to an Awesome Writer”

  1. Yes! Mr. Clancy will be missed. What a prolific writer, and one who was not afraid to voice his opinion. We need more like him. On a personal note, “Thank you for bringing us so much joy, through your most enlightening books, especially one of my faves, “The Hunt for Red October.” God bless his family, and numerous fans. Blessings.


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