A race between the Soviet and American fleets to find an errant Russian submarine.
A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.
The new ballistic-missile submarine's defection is high treason on an unprecedented scale and nearly the entire Soviet Atlantic Fleet has been ordered to find and destroy her at all costs. If the U.S. fleet can locate her first and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time.
The nerve-wracking hunt goes on for eighteen days as the Red October tries to elude her hunters across 4000 miles of ocean. The rousing climax is one of the most thrilling underwater scenes ever written.
About The Author
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, 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.
Praise for The Hunt for Red October
"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
Praise for Tom Clancy
"He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale."--The New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant describer of events."--The Washington Post
"No one can equal his talent for making military electronics and engineering intelligible and exciting...He remains the best!"--Houston Chronicle
Series: Jack Ryan Novels
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 7th September 2010
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 11.0 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.4