The Hunt for Red October

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Penguin, Apr 1, 1992 - Fiction - 656 pages
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The runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career.

A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy it’s rumored that the White House debriefed the author. The theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. The story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as “breathlessly exciting,” The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world’s most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.
 

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exciting but long

User Review  - topaz - Borders

A silent power struggle begins in the Atlantic ocean in the mid-1980's when the captain of the newest most powerful Soviet submarine, Red October, decides to defect to the United States. The U.S. Navy ... Read full review

Ultra-detailed thriller stillholds up!

User Review  - Sean from Ohio - Borders

Clancy's first Jack Ryan novel is so detailed I'm pretty sure I could pilot a Russian submarine. Its pretty amazing some of the knowledge that he was able to attain and included in the novel in a way ... Read full review

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Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October—the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels—sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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