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.

Edition Notes

Originally published, Annapolis , Naval Institute Press, 1984.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54

The Physical Object

Pagination
544p. ;
Number of pages
544

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22602398M
ISBN 10
0006172768
Library Thing
828677
Goodreads
1106082

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