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List Rules Vote for the Tom Clancy novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Tom Clancy books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Tom Clancy is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His military and espionage books are internationally known, and he is one of only 3 authors to have sold 2 million copies of first printing in the 1990's. Even people who don't read books likely know who Tom Clancy is, considering his book Rainbow Six was made into a successful video game series. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Tom Clancy who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Debt of Honor and Clear and Present Danger are only the beginning of the books on this list. What are Tom Clancy's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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Red Storm Rising is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Rainbow Six is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Without Remorse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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45 10
Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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41 8
Clear and Present Danger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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41 10
The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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The Cardinal of the Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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Debt of Honor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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The Bear and the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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Executive Orders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood

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Against All Enemies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
Tom Clancy, Peter Telep

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Tom Clancy's Op-Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin

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Locked On is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
juanvarnez added David Michaels

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Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Va... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
juanvarnez added George Galdorisi, Dick Couch

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The Teeth of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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SSN is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Marine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Mirror... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin

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Net Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik

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Op - Centre - Games of State is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time

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Red Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time
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Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tom Clancy Books of All Time