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Tom Clancy's legacy includes creating the techno-thriller
Tom Clancy's legacy includes creating the techno-thriller

Tom Clancy, whose death was announced today, almost single-handedly created the techno-thriller genre and some of his books, including "The Hunt for Red October," have become classics. The Baltimore author introduced complex military terms to millions of readers, in hefty books that ran hundreds of pages. But he never got lost in the alphabet soup of Pentagon and Kremlin acronyms. He created compelling characters such as Jack Ryan, who was played by Harrison Ford in movies such as "Clear and Present Danger" and "Patriot Games." The newest Jack Ryan movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow One," is scheduled for a Christmas Day release. It stars Chris Pine as a...

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