BALTIMORE: -- Tom Clancy,66 yrs, a well known author of crime fiction and army thrillers, passed away on Tuesday in a hospital in Baltimore.

Ivan Organised, the president of Putnam Books, Clancy's publisher, affirmed his demise to the New York Times, adding more that Clancy "was a pleasure to work with." He didn't present a reason for death.

Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He's the author of the well-liked Jack Ryan series, amongst many others. His fiction have repeatedly been #1 on the New York Times Top seller list, and 4 of his books are already modified for movie, which includes his 1st, "The Hunt for Red Oct .." His latest book, "Command Authority," is targeted for publication this Dec ..

Even though the majority of his particular writing included fictionalized balances of the results of the Cold Warfare, Clancy has also written a slew of nonfiction headings, such as his "Guided Tours" inside of atomic warships and Air Force fight wings.

Along with his fictional projects, Clancy co-founded Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developer which produced games mainly dependant upon the plots of his books, for example "Rainbow Six.