Tom Clancy bibliography

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The following is a complete list of books published by Tom Clancy, an American author of contemporary spy fiction and military fiction.

Works by year of publication[edit]

The Hunt for Red October (1984)
Clancy's first published novel. CIA analyst Jack Ryan assists in the defection of a respected Soviet naval captain, who commands Red October, the Soviet Navy's most advanced ballistic missile submarine. The 1990 movie stars Alec Baldwin as Ryan and Sean Connery as Captain Ramius.
Red Storm Rising (1986, with Larry Bond)
War between NATO and USSR. The basis of the combat game of the same name, this book is not a member of the Ryanverse, although a protagonist of the story has many similarities with Jack Ryan.
Patriot Games (1987)
Prequel to The Hunt for Red October. Jack Ryan, as well as his family, becomes a target of the Ulster Liberation Army (ULA), a fictional offshoot of the Irish Republican Army, for foiling their attack on the Prince and Princess of Wales in London. The 1992 movie stars Harrison Ford as Ryan and Samuel L. Jackson as Robby Jackson.
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988)
The sequel to The Hunt for Red October. First appearance of John Clark and Sergey Golovko. Ryan leads a CIA operation aimed at extracting the agency's highest agent-in-place in the Kremlin, codenamed CARDINAL, who is being hunted by the KGB, and simultaneously forces the head of the KGB to defect.
Clear and Present Danger (1989)
The President authorizes the CIA to use American military forces in a covert war against a drug cartel in Colombia. The operation is betrayed. Ryan meets Clark as they lead a mission to rescue the abandoned soldiers. Domingo "Ding" Chavez (Clark's protege in later novels) is one of the rescued soldiers. The 1994 film stars Harrison Ford as Ryan, Willem Dafoe as Clark, and Raymond Cruz as Chavez.
The Sum of All Fears (1991)
Palestinian and former East German terrorists find a nuclear weapon that had been lost by Israel, and use it to attack the United States. This nearly triggers a war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, due to the incompetence of the new President and his mistress with an anti-Ryan agenda. Ryan intervenes to avert the war. The 2002 film stars Ben Affleck as Ryan and Liev Schreiber as Clark, and changes the identity and motivation of the terrorists to neo-Nazis.
Without Remorse (1993)
Without Remorse takes place during the Vietnam War, when Ryan was a teenager. Ex-SEAL John Clark (then John Kelly) fights a one-man war against drug dealers in Baltimore, attracting the attention of Jack's father Emmet, a Baltimore police detective. He also helps plan and execute a raid on a prisoner-of-war camp in North Vietnam. Clark later joins the CIA.
Debt of Honor (1994)
A secret cabal of extreme nationalists gains control of Japan and start a war with the U.S. Ryan, now National Security Advisor, as well as Clark and Chavez, agents in Japan, help win the war. The Vice President resigns in a scandal, and the President appoints Ryan to replace him. A vengeful Japanese airline pilot then crashes a jetliner into the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress attended by most senior U.S. government officials, including the President. Ryan thus becomes the new President through succession.
Executive Orders (1996)
Now-President Ryan survives press hazing, an assassination attempt, and a biological warfare attack on the United States. Clark and Chavez trace the virus to a Middle Eastern madman, and the U.S. military goes to work.
SSN: Strategies for Submarine Warfare (1996)
Follows the missions of USS Cheyenne in a future war with China precipitated by China's invasion of the disputed Spratly Islands. Also not part of the Ryanverse, SSN is actually a loosely connected collection of "scenario" chapters in support of the eponymous video game.
Rainbow Six (1998)
Released to coincide with the video game of the same name. Clark and Chavez, who is now Clark's son-in-law, lead an elite multinational anti-terrorist unit that combats a worldwide genocide attempt by eco-terrorists.
The Bear and the Dragon (2000)
War between Russia and China. Ryan recognizes the independence of Taiwan, Chinese police officers kill a Roman Catholic Cardinal, and American armed forces help Russia defeat a Chinese invasion of Siberia.
Red Rabbit (2002)
In the early 1980s, CIA analyst Ryan aids in the defection of a Soviet officer who knows of a plan to assassinate Pope John Paul II.
The Teeth of the Tiger (2003)
Jack Ryan's son Jack Ryan, Jr. becomes an analyst for The Campus, an off-the-books intelligence agency with the freedom to discreetly assassinate individuals "who threaten national security", following the end of the Ryan administration. Also features his two cousins Dominic and Brian Caruso.
Dead or Alive (2010, with Grant Blackwood)
The story picks up where The Teeth of the Tiger left off with Jack Ryan, Jr. and The Campus trying to catch an Osama bin Laden-type of terrorist known as the Emir.
Against All Enemies (2011, with Peter Telep)
After surviving a Taliban bombing attack in Pakistan that claims the lives of his colleagues and his asset, CIA paramilitary officer and former Navy SEAL Max Moore is assigned by a government joint task force to take down a Mexican drug cartel. Along the way, he must deal with Taliban terrorists trying to enter the United States through the Mexico-US border.
Locked On (2011, with Mark Greaney)
While Jack Ryan Jr. trains to become a field operative within The Campus, his father campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. A devout enemy of Jack Senior launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him, while a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with Dagestani terrorists to procure nuclear warheads.
Search and Destroy (2012, with Peter Telep) (cancelled)
Threat Vector (2012, with Mark Greaney)
President Jack Ryan and The Campus must deal with a Chinese expansionist government intent on annexing territories in the South China Sea by military force as well as Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. They must also deal with a Chinese version of The Campus, which are instrumental for a series of devastating cyber attacks on American infrastructure.
Command Authority (2013, with Mark Greaney)
President Jack Ryan, with help from The Campus, deals with new Russian strongman Valeri Volodin, who is intent on annexing Ukraine. Along the way, he must also contend with his rise to power, which is anchored on a dark secret that Ryan himself had encountered back when he was a CIA analyst.

Post-Clancy novels[edit]

Support and Defend (2014, by Mark Greaney)
FBI agent and The Campus operative Dominic Caruso must stop a seemingly rogue National Security Council (NSC) staffer who had run off with top secret documents and is being pursued by Iranians and the Russians.
Full Force and Effect (2014, by Mark Greaney)
President Jack Ryan and The Campus must stop North Korean leader Choi Ji-hoon from developing his country's nuclear weapons program.
Under Fire (2015, by Grant Blackwood)
Jack Ryan, Jr. helps his mysterious friend Seth Gregory, who is involved in Dagestan's struggle for independence from the Russia.
Commander in Chief (2015, by Mark Greaney)
President Jack Ryan and The Campus must stop Russian president Volodin from launching a covert violent offensive in an effort to bring back Russia as a superpower.
Duty and Honor (2016, by Grant Blackwood)
Jack Ryan Jr. must stop a German private contractor from unleashing false flag attacks to profit from the war on terror.
True Faith and Allegiance (2016, by Mark Greaney)
President Jack Ryan and The Campus must contain a massive intelligence breach that has been responsible for a series of terrorist attacks on American military and intelligence personnel.
Point of Contact (2017, by Mike Maden)
While in Singapore, Jack Ryan Jr. must help his mysterious colleague in Hendley Associates Paul Brown avert a North Korean plot to crash the Asian stock market.
Power and Empire (2017, by Marc Cameron)
President Jack Ryan and The Campus must prevent a secret cabal heightening the tensions between the United States and China from causing a violent coup in the Chinese government.
Line of Sight (2018, by Mike Maden)
Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Bosnia and Herzegovina partly on his mother’s errand to track down her former patient. While evading a Bulgarian crime boss who has a vendetta against him, he has to avert a sinister plot by Turkey to provoke war between NATO and the Russians in the Balkans.
Oath of Office (2018, by Marc Cameron)
President Jack Ryan deals with a domestic flu outbreak, a political rival with an anti-Ryan agenda, and a hostage situation in the United States embassy in Cameroon. The Campus uncovers a sinister plot behind a series of protests in Iran, favorably dubbed as the Persian Spring.
Enemy Contact (2019, by Mike Maden)
Code of Honor (forthcoming 2019, by Marc Cameron)[1]


Guided Tour[edit]

Study in Command[edit]


  • The Tom Clancy Companion — Edited by Martin H. Greenberg — Writings by Clancy along with a concordance of all his fiction novels, detailing characters and military units or equipment.

Works by series[edit]

Jack Ryan series[edit]

The Campus series[edit]

John Clark series[edit]


Created by Tom Clancy[edit]

Note: The following novels are created by Clancy; they are not necessarily written by him.

Op-Center universe[edit]

Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, written by Jeff Rovin unless otherwise indicated

  • Op-Center (1995)
  • Mirror Image (1995)
  • Games of State (1996)
  • Acts of War (1996)
  • Balance of Power (1998)
  • State of Siege (1999)
  • Divide and Conquer (2000)
  • Line of Control (2001)
  • Mission of Honor (2002)
  • Sea of Fire (2003)
  • Call to Treason (2004)
  • War of Eagles (2005)
  • Out of the Ashes (2014, by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi)
  • Into the Fire (2015, by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi)
  • Scorched Earth (2016, by George Galdorisi)
  • Dark Zone (2017, by Jeff Rovin and George Galdorisi)
  • For Honor (2018, by Jeff Rovin)
  • Sting of the Wasp (forthcoming 2019, by Jeff Rovin)

Net Force universe[edit]

Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, written by Steve Perry unless otherwise indicated

  • Net Force (1999)
  • Hidden Agendas (1999)
  • Night Moves (1999)
  • Breaking Point (2000)
  • Point of Impact (2001)
  • CyberNation (2001)
  • State of War (2003, by Steve Perry and Larry Segriff)
  • Changing of the Guard (2003, by Steve Perry and Larry Segriff)
  • Springboard (2005, by Steve Perry and Larry Segriff)
  • The Archimedes Effect (2006, by Steve Perry and Larry Segriff)
  • Code War (2013, by Jerome Preisler)
  • Dark Web (forthcoming 2019, by Jerome Preisler)

Net Force Explorers universe[edit]

Created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, written by Diane Duane unless otherwise indicated

Power Plays series[edit]

Created by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg and written by Jerome Preisler

  • Politika (1997)
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  • Shadow Watch (1999)
  • Bio-Strike (2000)
  • Cold War (2001)
  • Cutting Edge (2002)
  • Zero Hour (2003)
  • Wild Card (2004)

Video game, novelizations and tie-ins[edit]

Note: Splinter Cell, EndWar, H.A.W.X, and Ghost Recon novelizations are mostly written by David Michaels, a pseudonym used by several authors, except where indicated.

Splinter Cell universe[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Ghost Recon universe[edit]

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (2008)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Combat Ops (2011)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Choke Point (2012, by Peter Telep)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: Dark Waters (2017, by Richard Dansky)

EndWar universe[edit]

  • Tom Clancy's EndWar (2008)
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar: The Hunted (2011)
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar: The Missing (2013, by Peter Telep)

H.A.W.X universe[edit]

  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X (2009)

The Division universe[edit]

  • Tom Clancy's The Division: New York Collapse (2016, by Alex Irvine)
  • Tom Clancy's The Division: Broken Dawn (forthcoming 2019, by Alex Irvine)
  • Tom Clancy's The Division: Extremis Malis (forthcoming 2019, by Christofer Emgard)

Rainbow Six universe[edit]


  1. ^ Steck, Ryan. "Marc Cameron's Next Jack Ryan Thriller Announced; Due out this Fall". The Real Book Spy. Retrieved 1 August 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Baiocco, Richard ed. Readings on Tom Clancy (2003), a guide to Clancy
  • Greenberg, Martin. H. The Tom Clancy Companion (1992) excerpt; also online free to borrow
  • Gallagher, Mark. Action figures: Men, action films, and contemporary adventure narratives (Springer, 2006).
  • Garson, Helen S. Tom Clancy: A critical companion (1996) online free to borrow