What Are Some of Tom Clancy's Most Notable Books?


Quick Answer

Some of Tom Clancy's most notable books include "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Rainbow Six." Tom Clancy was known for his works of military fiction and spy novels, including "Debt of Honor," "Without Remorse" and "Red Storm Rising." He died in 2013 at age 66.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

Tom Clancy published 28 books in his lifetime, with 17 of them appearing on the New York Times bestseller list. His final novel was "Command Authority."

Tom Clancy's most notable books revolved around the character Jack Ryan, who began his career as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and later worked with the CIA, eventually becoming both vice-president and president. Jack Ryan is the protagonist in several Tom Clancy novels, such as "The Sum of All Fears" and "Clear and Present Danger," both of which were adapted into blockbuster movies, along with "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games."

Several of Tom Clancy's books also feature the character known as both John Kelly and John Clark, a CIA field operative featured in "The Bear and the Dragon" and "Dead or Alive." In these books, he frequently works with Ding Chavez, another field operative who is married to Jack Ryan's daughter.

Learn more about Fiction

Related Questions