Red Rabbit

Red Rabbit

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By (author) Tom Clancy

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 944 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 176mm x 42mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141004916
  • ISBN 13: 9780141004914
  • Sales rank: 166,989

Product description

Tom Clancy's new Jack Ryan thriller, Command Authority, is available to pre-order now. 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. 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 on to the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it 'the perfect yarn'. From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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Tom Clancy lives in Maryland. His books include THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, RAINBOW SIX and THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON, all of which have been international bestsellers.

Editorial reviews

By now, Tom Clancy is much more than just an author. Like Frederick Forsyth, his very name has become virtually a brand signature for a particular kind of thriller writing: tough, no-nonsense material that is always fastidiously researched and comprehensively plausible. In this unusual addition to the Ryan canon, Clancy fills in some details of his resourceful protagonist's early days. Before achieving the lofty heights of the presidency, Jack Ryan toiled in the lower echelons of the CIA's analysis departments. Debriefing an important Soviet defector, he learns that there is a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul. But, needless to say, the Pope's assassination is not the only aspect of a dangerous conspiracy that Jack must deal with: as in most of the other Ryan books it's nothing less than the international world order which is at stake. As Jack Ryan gets closer and closer to the sinister perpetrators, he encounters for the first time the clear and present danger that is to be a hallmark of his later life. This may not be the best of Clancy's thrillers, but it delivers high-octane action with the customary aplomb; Ryan's millions of fans will be glued to the page. (Kirkus UK)