A little more than thirty 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." From that
day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at
blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting,
and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.
A native of Texas, Marc Cameron spent almost thirty years in law enforcement. He served as a uniformed police officer, mounted (horse patrol) officer, SWAT officer, and a U.S. Marshal. Cameron is conversant in Japanese, and travels extensively researching his New York Times-bestselling Jericho Quinn novels. Cameron's books have been nominated for both the Barry Award and the Thriller Award.