Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy

The story follows a CIA analyst leading a covert group of US Naval officers to steal a cutting-edge Soviet nuclear submarine from 26 defecting Soviet officers Intertwined adventures of Soviet submarine captain Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius and Jack Ryan. 

  Captain Marko Ramius commands the Soviet flagship submarine, the Red October. Motivated by his wife's death due to Soviet incompetence, Ramius and his top officers plan to defect to the US. Ramius kills the political officer on board and tells the crew that their mission involves absolutely zero radio contact. The officers fool the crew with a fake radiation scare so that they will be ready and willing to leave the submarine when it is time to defect.

Printing History
Written by Tom Clancy (1947-2013)

Naval Institute Press

ISBN 0-87021-285-0

The novel was made into a commercially successful movie in 1990

Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan
Sean Connery as Marko Ramius
James Earl Jones as Adm. James Greer
Scott Glenn as Cdr. Bart Mancuso
Sam Neill as Captain 2nd Rank Vasily Borodin
Jeffery Jones as Skip Tyler
Fred Thompson as Rear Adm. Joshua Painter


  1. Now that's a compelling story, Scott.

  2. One of my favorite books ever. I read a couple more in the series, but this one was the best. (And I liked the movie too.)