Thomas Leo Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947. He graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore with a degree in English literature and then began working for an insurance company, writing for fun in his spare time. His debut novel, The Hunt for Red October was published in 1984 and Clancy’s career as a writer took off.
Over the next 29 years Clancy wrote more than 20 novels, including Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and Red Storm Rising. He also wrote 11 works of non-fiction, looking mostly at the USA’s armed forces. He died in 2013 at the age of 66.
So well known is Tom Clancy in the world of technically detailed science and military proceedings that video games carry his name solely for promotional purposes! If you love novels about techno thrillers and espionage then this quiz is likely to pose few problems for you.