Okhota za "Krasnym okti︠a︡brem"
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

Translation of: The Hunt for Red October.

Illustrations on lining papers.

Genre
Fiction.

The Physical Object

Pagination
535 p. :
Number of pages
535

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23018943M
ISBN 10
0914481274
OCLC/WorldCat
25990964
Library Thing
828677
Goodreads
2460367

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September 5, 2012 Edited by jennifer Driver merge authors
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February 18, 2009 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from San Francisco Public Library MARC record.