|Mr Tom Clancy|
Mr Clancy died at Johs Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness . He grew up in Baltimore ,his lawyer ,J.W. Thompson Webb, said on Wednesday . Neither Mr. Webb nor Mr. Clancy’s longtime publisher, Ivan Held ,president of G.P. Putnam’s son , said he knew the precise cause of death.
Mr. Clancy ‘s debut book, “The Hunt for Red October,” was the greatest genre novels ever written. By this book which was published in 1984,Mr Clancy introduced a new kind of potboiler: an espionage thriller dense with technical details about weaponry , submarines and intelligence agencies.
The impact of his books has been felt far beyoud the publishing world. Some of them were adapted by Hollywood .