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He's the master of writing political thrillers like Patriot Games.
Best known for his technically detailed espionage and military fiction and his bestselling video games (The Division and others), Tom Clancy (1947-2013) wrote his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, while working at an insurance agency. The book was praised by Ronald Reagan, and launched Clancy's immensely successful career. A number of books starring the character Jack Ryan have been adapted for film.