10 Questions for Tom Clancy

With The Sum of All Fears still infiltrating movie theaters nationwide, Tom Clancy is poised to storm back into bookstores with Red Rabbit, his 10th novel starring superspy Jack Ryan. TIME's Lev Grossman talks with the author about Catholicism, drinking with Colin Powell and why we'll never see Senator Clancy.

ONE OF YOUR BOOKS DESCRIBES A SUICIDE ATTACK WITH A 747. DO YOU EVER GET THE FEELING TERRORISTS ARE USING YOUR NOVELS AS A PLAYBOOK?

I don't think they're the most literate people in the world. And they don't need me to come up with crazy ideas.

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