Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Master of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66.
Having read many of his books, he was one of the best.
The 66-year-old Clancy passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital in his hometown of Baltimore, according to his publisher, Penguin Group. He died after a brief illness, the Baltimore Sun reported.
His surprising death comes two months before the scheduled publication of his next novel, “Command Authority” — likely the latest in Clancy’s run of blockbuster books.