He is known for books like, "The Hunt For Red October" and "Patriot Games".  Author Tom Clancy is dead at the age of 66.

Clancy's publisher confirmed to the "New York Times" that Clancy died in a Baltimore hospital last night.

So far, no cause of death has been given.

Another best seller, "Clear and Present Danger" along with "Patriot Games" and "The Hunt For Red October" were turned into major motion pictures.