Author Tom Clancy's home suffered $10,000 worth of damage after a fire burned up a deck at his Maryland home. Don't worry, the residual check from the next re-run of "Patriot Games" should cover it.
Clancy was home at the time, but not injured in the blaze, a Maryland fire marshal spokesman said. It took 50 firefighters about 10 minutes to control the fire.
International espionage is not suspected.