The Hunt for Red October

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Penguin, Apr 1, 1992 - Fiction - 656 pages
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Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its 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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Review: The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan #3)

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

As much as I wanted this to be one of my favorite books (esp since the movie is up there in my top 15 or so), I was underwhelmed. I mean, the man did his research, don't get me wrong. I learned more ... Read full review

Review: The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan #3)

User Review  - Leif Erik - Goodreads

Another cheese-ball title from my adolescence. In 1986 it was five stars all the way. Being very generous in part because the military techo-porn field was pretty much pioneered by this title. And I still like the line about the future of the Soviet's Atlantic fleet being short and exciting. 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, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews and then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

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