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The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October (original 1984; edition 1988)

by Tom Clancy

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Title:The Hunt for Red October
Authors:Tom Clancy
Info:HarperCollins (1988), Paperback
Collections:Your library, To read (inactive)
Tags:Bought: London, Private Collection, American Literature, Thriller

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The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (1984)


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  Brenada | Sep 8, 2015 |
Clancy's first book is an action packed fun read. Language may not be safe for younger readers so parents judge accordingly. The book is a compelling story from the Cold-War Era! ( )
  davidtaylorjr | Aug 12, 2015 |
A deadly game of hide-and-seek played out in 18 days over 4000 miles of ocean. Red October is the Soviet Navy's newest ballistic missile submarine. When the whole crew decides to defect, the Soviet fleet sets out to destroy it, while the US and British fleets attempt to prevent them ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 2, 2015 |
A gripping thriller ( )
  durgaprsd04 | Feb 25, 2015 |
I tired of the fact that every single character in the book, no matter how minor a player, was a genius in his field or at the top of his class, etc. And I don't believe there was a single female character, except Jack Ryan's wife was mentioned, but she was never heard from, that I recall. Not a very balanced novel. The hunt that comprised the last 20% of the book was very skillfully done, and very exciting, however. ( )
  ko40370 | Dec 13, 2014 |
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For Ralph Chatham,
a sub driver who spoke the truth,
and for all the men who wear dolphins
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Captain First Rank Marko Ramius of the Soviet Navy was dressed for the Arctic conditions normal to the Northern Fleet submarine base at Polyarnyy.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425133516, Mass Market Paperback)

Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision: the Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on....

The Hunt for Red October is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so accurate and convincing that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a runaway top secret Russian missile sub.

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A soviet sub commander makes a decision and heads west; what ensues is a tale of intrigue and excitement as the Americans try to get to the sub and the Russians try to get her back.

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