The Hunt for Red October
The Special 15th Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestseller that propelled Tom Clancy to the top--available for the first time in trade!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... show more
The Special 15th Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestseller that propelled Tom Clancy to the top--available for the first time in trade!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.Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on..."He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale." --New York Times Book Review"A brilliant describer of events." --Washington Post"No one can equal his talent for making military electronics and engineering intelligible and exciting....He remains the best!" --Houston Chronicle"Flawless...frighteningly genuine." --The Wall Street Journal"Remarkable...intricate and nerve tingling." --Clive Cussler"Gripping narrative...Navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerized." --Time
Publish date: October 15th 1999
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Ryan (#3)
I don't think I've ever read any Tom Clancy, though I've certainly been aware of him through other media, such as the film based on this particular book. This was exactly what I was looking for - a page-turner with not too much plot complication and relatively straightforward characters. There is pe...
In Clancy you're not going to get an elegant prose style or characters with any depth. I know that. But I give the book top marks for what it is--a well-paced, gripping nautical adventure tale with a wealth of technical detail that makes you feel like you have a privileged glimpse into the workings ...
certain publishing histories going down in legend. dune was originally published by an auto parts trade printer, and Clancy's Hunt for Red October, perhaps as much a part of the 80s conservatism as a result of it, was put out by the naval press. after bringing out Dune, the auto parts trade printer ...
My dad took a copy of this book into the USSR during the mid-1980s. It was confiscated as anti-Soviet propaganda.
This is one book where I preferred the movie. Sean Connery really made the character Marko Ramius much more interesting than he was in the book.