Tom Clancy's 17 Bestselling Novels (Photos)

The author, who died Tuesday at 66, created popular literary-turned-Hollywood hero Jack Ryan with his first New York Times #1 bestselling novel, “The Hunt for Red October” — here are his greatest hits

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Published in 1984, "The Hunt for Red October" was the first of 16 novels in the Jack Ryan universe. It was adapted for the big screen in 1990, with Alec Baldwin as the charismatic CIA analyst.