The Hunt for Red October – Jack Ryan Book 1 – Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy’s imaginative flair and his enthralling understanding of the possibilities of modern technology give this novel an incredible authentic ring. It’s a suspense with a twist of its own, as well as it’s a “military procedural” that has an original, tightly-woven plot that centres around the escape of the Soviet nuclear submarine, the USSR’s most modern and most valuable vessel with its most reliable and competent officer at its steering wheel.

A dangerous game of hiding and seek is in the air. Everyone in the Soviet Atlantic Fleet is ordered to track down the submarine and eliminate her at every cost. The Americans want to find the sub first and bring her safely back to port in one of the most infamous intelligence coups of the past. However, they aren’t the only ones. Red October has a million square miles of ocean to hide in and an advanced propellant system that is hard to discern. Is it?

Captain Daring and cunning Marko Ramius thinks that way. The leader of the fastest Soviet attack submarine is confident that he will locate his victim. And Bart Mancuso, the aggressive commanding officer of the U.S. Navy attack sub the Dallas, will rely on the keen ears of his talented sonar operator to discern the unique sound signature of Red October and locate her.

The thrilling hunt continues for 18 days as Red October sneaks up on her pursuers over 4000 miles of ocean. Just shy of target Ramius’s, his submarine collides with the others in an exhilarating finale among some of the most exciting underwater scenes written. Could the beginning of the war in all its glory be prevented? The outcome will be evident in the last few pages.

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The Hunt for Red October

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The Hunt for Red October Read Time

The Normal read time of “The Hunt for Red October” is just over 9 and a half hours, nevertheless, If you’ve got the hardcover book as I do, then it was easily read in about six and a half hours. Overall The Hunt for Red October was amazing, short read time, and simple to understand.

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The Hunt for Red October – Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Naval Institute Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1984)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 296 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0870212850
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0870212857
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 870L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.65 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #48,581 in Books
  • #498 in Sea Stories
  • #693 in TV, Movie & Game Tie-In Fiction
  • #1,089 in War Fiction (Books)

About Tom Clancy


After the publication of “The Hunt for Red October”, Tom Clancy established an undisputed status as the world’s top author of thrillers, with a collection of bestsellers that sold millions and three major Hollywood films to his credit. Tom Clancy is also the author of “SSN” as well as the non-fiction novels “Submarine, Armoured Warfare, Fighter Wing and Marine” and creator of “The Op-Centre” series. Op-Centre series.


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