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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3553.L245 H8 1984

The Physical Object

Pagination
387 p. ;
Number of pages
387

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2854143M
Internet Archive
huntforredoctobe00clanrich
ISBN 10
0870212850
LC Control Number
84016569
Library Thing
828677
Goodreads
1001555

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History

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April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.