Series: Jack Ryan Book 1
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 656 pages
Audiobook Length: 18 hours and 42 minutes
First Published: 1984
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy—the gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan.
Somewhere under the freezing 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. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her…
Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.
Quotes from THe Hunt for Red October
It is a principle of diplomacy that one must know something of the truth in order to lie convincingly.
It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.
Danger confronted properly is not something a man must fear.
One of the compensations for wearing a uniform and earning less money than an equally talented man can make in the real world is the off chance of being killed.
Movie Trailer for THe Hunt for Red October (1990)
About Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy was an American author best known for his bestselling Jack Ryan series. Clancy was an insurance broker with a love of Naval history when he wrote his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, which launched him to instant acclaim. Since his death in 2013, Clancy’s works have been continued through a series of other authors. Visit the author’s website →