Tom Clancy was an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College. As a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history, his dream of writing a novel came true with his first effort, The Hunt for Red October (1984).
He since wrote more than a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. Ten of the novels, including The Teeth of the Tiger (Berkley, 2004), feature the character Jack Ryan, former stock broker and CIA employee.
Clancy’s non-fiction works include a series of guided tours of America’s warfighting assets, Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airborne.
He lived in Maryland.
The following are the books and approximate time frame in the Jack Ryan Universe
Without Remorse1969-73 Patriot Games1981-82 Red Rabbit1982 The Hunt for Red October1984 The Cardinal of the Kremlin1986 Clear and Present Danger1988 The Sum of All Fears1990-91 Debt of Honor1995-96 Executive Orders1996 Rainbow Six1999-2000 The Bear and the Dragon2002 The Teeth of the Tiger2006 Dead or Alive2007 Locked On2007 Threat Vector2009 Command Authority2013 Support and Defend2014 Full Force and Effect2014