The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October


By (author) Tom Clancy

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 38mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 17 November 1988
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0006172768
  • ISBN 13: 9780006172765
  • Sales rank: 111,574

Product description

The runaway international No 1 bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate submarine adventure - now reissued with a new cover. 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. The most incredible chase in history is on...The Hunt for Red October...the classic story of a spellbinding battle of nerves, above and below the waves, unrivalled in its authenticity and breath-stopping suspense.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

From the reviews of The Hunt for Red October: 'Flawless authenticity... frighteningly genuine.' Wall Street Journal 'Absolutely terrific: entertaining, suspenseful and masterfully written... superlative.' Washington Times

Editorial reviews

This is one of Clancy's strongest yarns, with a clammy compulsiveness that grips from page one. Despite being a 1984 Cold War thriller, it remains as timely and pertinent as ever, with the renegade Soviet nuclear sub captain being quite as sympathetically handled (if not more so) than his CIA analyst pursuer. The latter is wonderfully characterized as being slightly out of his depth, but gradually acquiring the requisite skills for his crucial assignment - this adds further layers to the considerable tension. (Kirkus UK)