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    The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on--and there's only one man who can find her...

Year: 1984
Genre: Chase StoryCold WarThriller

    Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

As an American in London on vacation with his family, Jack Ryan never imagined his quick thinking would prevent an assassination attempt on Britain's royal family and earn him the gratitude of an entire nation--and the scorn of an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA. Irish terrorist Sean Miller and his followers in the Ulster Liberation Army intend to make sure Ryan pays for his interference in blood. But he's not the only one they're after...

Year: 1987
Genre: RevengeTerrorist

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL--America's highest agent in the Kremlin--and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other is the one American who can save CARDINAL and lead the world to the brink of peace...or war.

Year: 1988
Genre: Cold WarEspionage

    Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy

When Colombian drug lords assassinate both the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI, their actions trigger a covert response from the American government--a response that goes horribly wrong... Jack Ryan should be privy to operations like the one in Colombia, but he's been left completely in the dark. With the help of field officer John Clark, Ryan intends to find out what's really going on. But while they expect danger from without, the greatest threat of all may come from within.

Year: 1989
Genre: CIADrug Running

    The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy

Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East, as Jack Ryan, Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: a nuclear weapon hidden somewhere in the United States.

Year: 1991
Genre: CIATerrorist

    Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy

In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war. . . . The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new.

Year: 1994
Genre: CIATerrorist

    Executive Orders by Tom Clancy

Many eyes are on Jack Ryan now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington, D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States - some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he cannot imagine it.

Year: 1996
Genre: Political Thriller

    The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy

A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears--including antiterrorism specialist John Clark--to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he's right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny--and change the face of the world as we know it...

Year: 2000
Genre: EspionagePolitical ThrillerTerrorist

    Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy

It's the early 1980s--and historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine Jack Ryan is now a CIA officer on loan to the British SIS. On his very first day, an extraordinary document crosses his desk. Because of government repression in Poland, the new Pope, John Paul II, has threatened to resign his papacy.

Year: 2002
Genre: CIACold War

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1984The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Thriller, Chase Story, Cold War, Jack Ryan
1987Patriot Games by Tom Clancy Revenge, Terrorist, Jack Ryan
1988The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy Cold War, Espionage, Jack Ryan
1989Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy CIA, Drug Running, Jack Ryan
1991The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy CIA, Terrorist, Jack Ryan
1994Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy CIA, Terrorist, Jack Ryan
1996Executive Orders by Tom Clancy Political Thriller, Jack Ryan
2000The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy Political Thriller, Espionage, Terrorist, Jack Ryan
2002Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy CIA, Cold War, Jack Ryan





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