Cover of: The hunt for Red October | Tom Clancy

About the Book

One of the early novels of the modern techno-thriller genre, the book tracks the efforts of a disgruntled Soviet submarine captain to defect, with his Typhoon-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine "Red October," to the United States. Aside from the ICBM she carries, the ship has a new propulsion system that sounds like normal underwater seismic noise, essentially impossible to detect using normal submarine sonar systems optimized for mechanical noises and transient sounds. Jack Ryan, Clancy's hero, here performing as a CIA systems analyst, begins pulling the thread on the "Red October" when he is assigned to analyze a photograph of the ship under construction in it's dry dock that exhibits an unusual shape built into the hull. The pace and action continue to build through the book to a surprising climax.

The Physical Object

Pagination
469 p. ;
Number of pages
469

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL13547328M
Internet Archive
huntforredoctobe00clan
ISBN 10
0425083837
ISBN 13
9780425083833
Library Thing
828677
Goodreads
1124906

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September 5, 2012 Edited by jennifer Driver merge authors
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August 27, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Western Washington University MARC record.