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The runaway international No.1 bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s spectacular career – became a blockbuster film – and introduced Jack Ryan.
THE HUNT IS ON…
Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia’s ultra-secret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west.
The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime.
From the reviews of The Hunt for Red October:
‘Flawless authenticity… frighteningly genuine.’
Wall Street Journal
‘Absolutely terrific: entertaining, suspenseful and masterfully written… superlative.’
‘The Pentagon almost exploded when this book was published’ Daily Telegraph
‘A compelling story … rivetingly plausible’ Observer
‘Gripping narrative … navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerised by the story of Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius, who seeks to defect to the US, bringing a billion-dollar submarine with him’ Time Magazine
About the author
Since the publication of The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy has established an unrivalled position as the world’s leading thriller writer, with a string of million-selling novels and three major Hollywood films to his name. He is also the author of SSN and the non-fiction books Submarine, Armoured Warfare, Fighter Wing and Marine, and the co-creator of the Op-Centre series.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Tom Clancy’s 1984 debut novel, The Hunt For Red October, is an entertaining Cold War classic that introduces the enduringly popular hero Jack Ryan. In the first instalment of what would become a bestselling series, the self-deprecating CIA analyst is tasked with hunting down an advanced Typhoon-class Soviet submarine. Clancy superbly evokes the fear of underwater combat and the extreme threat of nuclear destruction, while exploring the complexity of modern navies with impressive technical insight. At once exhilarating and thought provoking, it’s no mystery why the book became an international blockbuster.