ISBN: 0553713108 / ISBN-13: 9780553713107
In "Red Rabbit" Tom Clancy gives Jack Ryan fans an insight into his greatest hero's first years fighting terrorism. Jack Ryan. The early CIA days.. ... Show synopsis In "Red Rabbit" Tom Clancy gives Jack Ryan fans an insight into his greatest hero's first years fighting terrorism. Jack Ryan. The early CIA days...When young Jack Ryan joins the CIA as an analyst he is thrust into a world of political intrigue and conspiracy. Stationed in England, he quickly finds himself debriefing a Soviet defector with an extraordinary story to tell: senior Russian officials are plotting to assassinate Pope John Paul II. The CIA novice must forget his inexperience and rely on all his wits to firstly discover the details of the plot - and then prevent its execution. For it is not just the Pope's life that is at stake, but also the stability of the Western World. "Red Rabbit" is the thrilling eighth novel featuring Jack Ryan, following "The Sum of All Fears" and "Debt of Honour". Published after "Executive Orders", the novel charts Jack Ryan's earliest mission for the CIA, and is the stunning prequel to "The Hunt For Red October". Praise for Tom Clancy: "Truly riveting, a dazzling read". ("Sunday Express"). "A brilliantly constructed thriller". ("Daily Mail"). Thirty years ago, Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. His first novel, "The Hunt for Red October', catapulted on to 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.