Tom Clancy, author of numerous best-selling spy-thrillers (many of which also became movie block-busters), died on October 1, 2013. He was 66. A Baltimore-born former insurance agent, Clancy made a huge splash in 1984 with his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, later adapted for film starring Sean Connery and Harrison Ford. Of his 28 books, seventeen hit the New York Times bestsellers list, many reaching the coveted #1 spot. His writings also spawned several top-selling video game series including Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon.
His final novel, Command Authority, will be released this December. (The library has ordered multiple copies, which will be available to request shortly.) Mr. Clancy will be sorely missed by millions of readers world-wide.