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The Hunt for Red October


The runaway international No 1 bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.250
Mark H

Clancy's First

by Mark H on Jan 3, 2013

An amazing, suspenseful novel that will keep you riveted to the storyline. When this book was released I recall the US Navy instructing it's personnel not to comment on many of the technical aspects reflected in the story. Clancy claimed all the the items were obtained via "open source research," ... More


instead . . . get the video

by bookwomanAnnie on Sep 16, 2011

The book tends toward the tedious for a person not trained in the military lingo. Counterintuitively, the book has two "endings" -- the ending you expect, and which was a good climax, and then a second that just was unnecessary, dragging the book on beyond where it was entertaining to read. Instead ... More


A world unknown to most mortals ...

by rjent on Aug 20, 2010

This book goes far beyond the movie in depth (pun intended :)) and complexity. The world of submarine officers and crew is something few of us are even aware of. This novel by Clancy is a beautiful, complicated, and well written tapestry of story lines and in depth analysis of the Cold War personalities ... More


The Revenge of a Life

by EEEngineer on Oct 10, 2007

This book was the blockbuster that propelled Tom Clancy to prominence as a writer of military drama. This is an easy read. The story is action packed drama with political intrigue. The book is accurate as to what can transpire in the event this or a similar incident may take place and the possible ... More

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