TOM CLANCY was the author of eighteen New York Times bestsellers. His first, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted into the bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in 2013. MARC CAMERON is a retired Chief Deputy US Marshal and New York Times bestselling author. His Jericho Quinn thriller series debuted in 2011, followed a few years later by his Arliss Cutter novels, featuring a Deputy US Marshal based in Alaska. Marc is the author of Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan novels for the Tom Clancy estate.