Twenty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.
Tom Clancy lives in Maryland. His bestselling books include The Hunt for Red October, Debt of Honour, Mission of Honour, Executive Orders, The Bear and the Dragon, Cold War, Red Rabbit, Rainbow Six, The Teeth of the Tiger and Cutting Edge.