Red Storm Rising

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Penguin, 1987 - Fiction - 725 pages
28 Reviews
2 cassettes / 2 hours
Read by F. Murray Abraham
"Allah!"
With that shrill cry, three Muslim terrorists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, creating a critical oil shortage that threatens the stability of the USSR.
To offer the effects of this disaster, members of the Politburo and the KGB devise a brilliant plan of diplomatic trickery - a sequence of events designed to pit the NATO allies against each other - a distraction calculated to enable the Soviets to seize all the oil in the Persian Gulf.
But as this spellbinding story of international intrigue and global politics nears its climax, the Soviets are faced with another prospect, one they hadn't planned on: a full-scale conflict in which nobody can win.
 

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User Review  - AdrianGHilder - LibraryThing

If you've ever wondered what the cold war of the 1980's period turning into world war 3 would be like, this is the book for you. The Hunt for Red October was a far easier film to make than this, which ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hae-Yu - LibraryThing

This is one of the best single-volume war novels I have ever read. The action is tense and non-stop once the shooting starts. It's a large novel, but reads quickly. The novel spans the cause, buildup ... Read full review

Contents

III
1
IV
9
V
30
VI
42
VII
50
VIII
62
IX
70
X
82
XXV
296
XXVI
313
XXVII
337
XXVIII
350
XXIX
375
XXX
391
XXXI
414
XXXII
431

XI
87
XII
95
XIII
105
XIV
113
XV
119
XVI
135
XVII
148
XVIII
166
XIX
173
XX
184
XXI
207
XXII
227
XXIII
256
XXIV
281
XXXIII
444
XXXIV
459
XXXV
480
XXXVI
502
XXXVII
510
XXXVIII
535
XXXIX
557
XL
573
XLI
591
XLII
627
XLIII
660
XLIV
685
XLV
716
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About the author (1987)

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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