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Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013.
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[Large print edition].
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Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., [2000]

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465 pages ; 24 cm.
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A New York Times bestseller. America is at war. Chinese hardliners have staged a daring raid on the Spratly Islands, one of the world's last great untapped oil reserves, setting the stage for a rejuvenated Communist dictatorship. The American response has been swift - and deadly. And the Third World War has begun. Captain Bartholomew Mackey is the skipper of the U.S.S. Cheyenne, a nuclear submarine that has been dispatched to the Spratlys to protect a carrier group. Over 360 feet long and brimming with state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, she is the finest fast attack submarine in the world. But soon, the Cheyenne's mission - and the world - will change, as a tense situation explodes into a full-scale war of nightmarish proportions.

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Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He graduated with a degree in English from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing novels.

His works include Red Storm Rising, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Dead or Alive, and Threat Vector. His books The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were adapted into major motion pictures. He also wrote nonfiction books including Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Airborne, and Reality Check: What's Going on Out There? He died on October 2, 2013 at the age of 66. His last book, Command Authority, co-authored with Mark Greaney, was published posthumously in December 2013 and made the New York Times bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

The Michael Jordan of the publishing world turns on a dime to stay ahead of the pack. Clancy's latest book is based on SSN, his best-selling interactive submarine thriller available on CD-ROM, a product of Simon & Schuster Interactive.