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Tom Clancy - Author

About the Author

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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Command Authority

Command Authority

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Command Authority sees the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan. Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative who had been looking into suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin, code-named Zenith. He was never able to find the killer. But in the shadowy world of covert operations, nothing stays hidden forever. In the present, a new strongman has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republic - the enigmatic President Valeri Volodin. His rise to power was meteoric, but shrouded in deception and treachery. The foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past, and he will eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth. For he has set in motion a plot to return Russia to its former glory and might, with the rest of the world once again trembling in fear of the mighty Bear. When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan, Jr. - aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus - must delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started. With President Ryan fighting a desperate campaign to thwart Russian aggression, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, the chances for global conflict grow ever greater - and the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all...Tom Clancy's Command Authority is a brand new full-throttle all-action adventure, and follows Threat Vector and Locked On as the newest Jack Ryan novel. Praise for Tom Clancy: Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict . (Sunday Times). The inventor of the techno-thriller . (Daily Telegraph). Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013. Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence. He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.

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Command Authority

Command Authority

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2013

Command Authority sees the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan. There's a new strong man in Russia, but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source: President Jack Ryan. Tom Clancy's Command Authority is a brand new full-throttle all-action adventure for 2013. It follows Threat Vector and Locked On as the newest Jack Ryan novel. Praise for Tom Clancy: There's hardly another thriller writer alive who can fuel an adrenaline surge the way Clancy can . (Daily Mail). Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict . (Sunday Times). Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013. Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence. He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.

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Other books by Tom Clancy

The Hounds of Rome Mystery of a Fugitive Priest

The Hounds of Rome Mystery of a Fugitive Priest

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

The runaway international No.1 bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career - became a blockbuster film - and introduced Jack Ryan. THE HUNT IS ON... Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultra-secret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime.

Hunt for Red October

Hunt for Red October

Author: Tom Clancy Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2018

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancya gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan.Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is onand theres only one man who can find her....Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powersa game that could end in all-out war.

Hunt for Red October

Hunt for Red October

Author: Tom Clancy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

The runaway international number one best seller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate submarine adventure - now reissued with a new cover. Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultrasecret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime. The most incredible chase in history is on... The Hunt for Red October...the classic story of a spellbinding battle of nerves, above and below the waves, unrivalled in its authenticity and breath-stopping suspense.

Hunt for Red October

Hunt for Red October

Author: Tom Clancy Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American ReadsThe #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancya gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan.Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is onand theres only one man who can find her....Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powersa game that could end in all-out war.

Command Authority INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Command Authority INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Author: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Decades ago, as a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. inadvertently uncovered the existence of a KGB assassin, code-named Zenith. He never found the killer. In the present, President Valeri Volodin has risen to power in the Russian republic. But the foundations of his empire are built on a bloody secret from the past, and he'll eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth. When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And for Jack Ryan, Jr. it's time to finish what his father started . . .

Command Authority

Command Authority

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Command Authority sees the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan. Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative who had been looking into suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin, code-named Zenith. He was never able to find the killer. But in the shadowy world of covert operations, nothing stays hidden forever. In the present, a new strongman has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republic - the enigmatic President Valeri Volodin. His rise to power was meteoric, but shrouded in deception and treachery. The foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past, and he will eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth. For he has set in motion a plot to return Russia to its former glory and might, with the rest of the world once again trembling in fear of the mighty Bear. When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan, Jr. - aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus - must delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started. With President Ryan fighting a desperate campaign to thwart Russian aggression, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, the chances for global conflict grow ever greater - and the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all...Tom Clancy's Command Authority is a brand new full-throttle all-action adventure, and follows Threat Vector and Locked On as the newest Jack Ryan novel. Praise for Tom Clancy: Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict . (Sunday Times). The inventor of the techno-thriller . (Daily Telegraph). Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013. Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence. He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.

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The Bear and the Dragon INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

The Bear and the Dragon INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2013

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . A truly brilliant thriller by Tom Clancy, The Bear and the Dragon is a Jack Ryan novel. Newly elected in his own right, Jack Ryan has found that being President has gotten no easier: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to take out the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Things are unstable enough in Russia without high-level assassination, but even more disturbing may be the identities of the potential assassins. Were they political enemies, the Russian Mafia, disaffected former KGB? Or, Ryan wonders, is something far more dangerous at work here? Ryan is right to wonder. For even while Russian investigators pursue the case, and some of his most trusted eyes and ears, including antiterrorism specialist John Clark, head to Moscow, forces in China are moving forward with a plan of truly audacious proportions. Tired of what they view as the presumption of the West, eager to fulfill their destiny, they are taking matters into their own hands. If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same. If they fail. . . the consequences may be unspeakable. The Bear and the Dragon is Tom Clancy at his best - and there is none better. This is the third Jack Ryan thriller, following Without Remorse and Rainbow Six. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'A brilliantly constructed thriller' Daily Mail 'Truly riveting, a dazzling read' Sunday Express

Threat Vector INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Threat Vector INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Author: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2013

The spies are being spied on in Tom Clancy's Threat Vector, the latest gripping addition to the Jack Ryan Jr series. When Jack Ryan Jr, on a highly secret, off-the-books Campus mission in Turkey, discovers that his team's every move is monitored, he knows that US intelligence has been fatally compromised. Back in the States, President Ryan watches in horror as China's weakened leader bends to a war-mongering general intent on turning the East into a bloodbath. At the same time, America comes under cyber attack from China, crippling government and military infrastructure. President Ryan needs to act: a covert team must go in and neutralise these threats, and the Campus is the perfect fit. Except a sinister figure known only as the Center is watching the Campus and Jack Ryan Jr's every move. Any misstep will be their last . . . Jack Ryan is back and he's got everything to play for in Tom Clancy's masterful Threat Vector. The Jack Ryan Jr series also includes The Teeth of the Tiger, Dead or Alive and Locked On. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Clancy creates not only compelling characters but frighteningly topical situations and heart-stopping action' Washington Post 'He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times Book Review

Command Authority

Command Authority

Author: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

The #1New York Times-bestselling author and master of the technothriller returns with his All-Star team.There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

The Teeth of the Tiger INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

The Teeth of the Tiger INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2013

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . The Teeth of the Tiger is the first Jack Ryan Jr novel by Tom Clancy. Just before Jack Ryan stepped down as US President, he created a secret organisation designed to operate in areas where the CIA and FBI couldn't go - able to use any and all means to neutralise terrorists who threatened America. Now his son, Jack Ryan, Jr, is part of that organisation and he's on the front line when a group of Islamic terrorists backed up by Colombian drug smuggles strike at the heart of American society. With no conventional way to hit back at the shadowy ringleaders, it's left to Jack Ryan Jr to take on the terrorists the only way he knows how . . . Internationally bestselling author Tom Clancy first introduced Jack Ryan Jr in The Teeth of the Tiger, returning to his story in Dead or Alive and Locked On. Threat Vector, the fourth thriller in the gripping series, will be available from Penguin in December 2012. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Incredibly addictive . . . 400 tightly woven, adrenalin-fuelled pages' Daily Mail 'Truly riveting, a dazzling read' Sunday Express 'Heart-stopping action . . . entertaining and eminently topical' Washington Post 'Classic Clancy . . . well-constructed tension and realistic action' Short List

The Hounds of Rome Mystery of a Fugitive Priest

The Hounds of Rome Mystery of a Fugitive Priest

Author: Tom Clancy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2013

Threat Vector

Threat Vector

Author: Tom Clancy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart Chinas ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyber warfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but its every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.

Threat Vector

Threat Vector

Author: Tom Clancy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart Chinas ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyber warfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but its every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.

Locked On INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Locked On INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Author: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Jack Ryan Jr. returns in Locked On, the gripping thriller from Tom Clancy. **** The Ryans - father and son - are fighting on two fronts . . . When a deadly terrorist alliance creates the potential to blackmail any world power into submission, it's got to be stopped before it is too late. That's just the trigger Jack Ryan Jr needs to take his work for shadowy intelligence agency The Campus from the back room to the sharp end: black ops. Meanwhile, his father, Jack Ryan Sr, campaigning for re-election as US President, is up against a privately funded vendetta to discredit him. Caught at the heart of the conspiracy is former Navy SEAL, John Clark. And Ryan Sr soon discovers that being his friends could have deadly consequences. With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without. Locked On follows the gripping Dead or Alive and The Teeth of the Tiger as the explosive third novel in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Jr. series. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Truly riveting, a dazzling read' Sunday Express 'A brilliantly constructed thriller' Daily Mail

Locked On INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Locked On INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN

Author: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . Jack Ryan Jr. returns in Locked On, the gripping thriller from Tom Clancy. **** The Ryans - father and son - are fighting on two fronts . . . When a deadly terrorist alliance creates the potential to blackmail any world power into submission, it's got to be stopped before it is too late. That's just the trigger Jack Ryan Jr needs to take his work for shadowy intelligence agency The Campus from the back room to the sharp end: black ops. Meanwhile, his father, Jack Ryan Sr, campaigning for re-election as US President, is up against a privately funded vendetta to discredit him. Caught at the heart of the conspiracy is former Navy SEAL, John Clark. And Ryan Sr soon discovers that being his friends could have deadly consequences. With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without. Locked On follows the gripping Dead or Alive and The Teeth of the Tiger as the explosive third novel in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Jr. series. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Truly riveting, a dazzling read' Sunday Express 'A brilliantly constructed thriller' Daily Mail

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