TOM CLANCY DIES AGED 66 – For me and millions of Tom Clancy fans around the world the news of Mr. Clancy’s untimely death will undoubtedly come as a shock.
There is nothing more enjoyable, in my personal view, than spending an evening reading one of Tom Clancy’s novels.
Tom Clancy was a master craftsman at constructing the political espionage scene and left no stone un-turned as he provided minute detail in the underworld of counter-intelligence and political indignation.
I was, and still am, in complete shock for here was a man in his prime – we have been robbed of a literary genius that has written and co-written over a hundred books with no less than 17 International Best Sellers.
Four of Tom Clancy’s books have been turned into blockbusting movies, including the Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
Another of Tom Clancy’s books has been adapted for the screen and is set to hit movie theaters later this year along with another novel ‘Command Authority’.
Whilst the movies were thrilling they were a mere shadow of the thrill that the novels delivered, for Tom Clancy was a master at providing detail that allowed the reader an inside view to the most intricate workings of the subject matter.
According to international news reports Tom Clancy was admitted Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday.
At meebal.com our thoughts go out to Tom’s immediate family; his wife Alexandra Marie Llewellyn.
It seems poignant that Tom Clancy would pass away at Johns Hopkins for the hospital featured heavily throughout his novels and indeed over the years Tom Clancy has been a significant contributor to the establishment.
Currently the cause of Tom Clancy’s death is yet unknown; all we have been able to gather is that Tom Clancy died after a brief illness.
Tom Clancy first hit notoriety in 1984 with the novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’ which was later adapted to the screen of which Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius, the lead character, was expertly portrayed by Sean Connery.
The book was an instant success and from that moment onwards the name Tom Clancy was synonymous with political espionage and military warfare.
Tom Clancy 1947 – 2013; thank you for producing literature that from the first paragraph would compel you to read to the end; few have ever possessed such skill.