Red Rabbit

Tom Clancy reveals the details of Jack Ryan's first days with the CIA in this #1 New York Times bestseller.

Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015066057756

Category: Fiction

Page: 684

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In the early days of his career, Jack Ryan accepts a first assignment as freelance analyst under James Greer of the CIA and becomes embroiled in a mission involving a high-level Soviet defector who has reported a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II. 2,250,000 first printing.

The Triumph of the Thriller

When I interviewed Clancy in 1988, he hinted that Ryan would be president someday. The audacity of his concept was stunning. In a series of novels, Clancy has taken his alter ego, an unknown history professor, and advanced him to the ...

Author: Patrick Anderson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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There’s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence. Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post’s man on the thriller beat, calls this revolution “the triumph of the thriller,” and lists among its stars Thomas Harris, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Sue Grafton, and Elmore Leonard. In his provocative, caustic, and often hilarious survey of today’s popular fiction, Anderson shows us who the best thriller writers are–and the worst. He shows how Michael Connelly was inspired by Raymond Chandler, how George Pelecanos toiled in obscurity while he mastered his craft, how Sue Grafton created the first great woman private eye, and how Thomas Harris transformed an insane cannibal into the charming man of the world who made FBI agent Clarice Starling his lover. Anderson shows Scott Turow inventing the modern legal thriller and John Grisham translating it into a stunning series of bestsellers. He casts a cold eye on Tom Clancy’s militaristic techno-thrillers, and praises Alan Furst and Robert Littell as world-class spy novelists. He examines the pioneering role of Lawrence Sanders, the offbeat appeal of Dean Koontz, the unprecedented success of The Da Vinci Code, and the emergence of the literary thriller. Most of all, Anderson demands that the best of these novelists be given their due–not as genre writers, but as some of the most talented men and women at work in American fiction. Don’t trust the literary elites to tell you what to read, he warns–make up you own minds. The Triumph of the Thriller will convince many readers that we’ve entered an important new era in popular fiction. This book can be your guide to it.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Similar to the stir created when President Kennedy announced his fondness for Ian Fleming's James Bond series, ... The core of the Clancy phenomenon is the se- ries of books featuring Red October's lead character, Dr. Jack Ryan, ...

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438116945

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Tom Clancy s Jack Ryan Books 1 6

... Without Remorse, Debt of Honor, Executive Orders, Rainbow Six, The Bear and the Dragon, Red Rabbit, The Teeth of the Tiger, and Dead or Alive, written with Grant Blackwood. He is also coauthor of the nonfiction books Into the Storm, ...

Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101496961

Category: Fiction

Page: 5015

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Beyond Bond

By the time of the critically panned Red Rabbit ( 2002 ) , Clancy had nowhere to go with a spy in the White House . So he returned to 1981 , when Ronald Reagan , Margaret Thatcher , and Pope John Paul II were all new to office .

Author: Wesley Alan Britton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275985563

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.

The Enola Gay and the Smithsonian Institution

This heavily documented but one-sided deconstruction of the Truman presidency is in a series whose general editor is ... When Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy's hero of Red Rabbit, was musing about critics of Admiral Halsey, he said something that ...

Author: Charles T. O’Reilly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484003

Category: History

Page: 255

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On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, which ushered on the end of World War II. For the 50th anniversary of this major event in world history, the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution produced an exhibit. A controversy erupted, however, over the exhibit's historical authenticity. Veterans, for example, complained that the museum displayed a misrepresented version of history. After concisely covering the background of the Enola Gay and its mission, this study focuses on the controversy surrounding the museum exhibit. Issues covered include casualty figures, ethical questions, and political correctness, among others. The viewpoints of such groups as museum personnel, exhibit organizers, veterans, and historians are covered. Appendices offer information on content analysis of the National Air and Space Museum exhibit script, non-museum materials that were intended to complement the exhibit script, and the importance of full disclosure in research.


An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series Janet G. Husband, Jonathan F. Husband. a novelistic mix of suspense, ... Three Complete Novels (Putnam, 1994). 1. RedRabbit (Putnam,2002) a prequel set in 1981, withJack ryan in a supporting role.

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Red Rabbit

Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days in an extraordinary novel of global political drama . ... A series of deadly encounters with an IRA splinter group had brought him to the attention of the CIA's Deputy Director , Vice Admiral ...

Author: Tom Clancy


ISBN: 0718145011

Category: Americans

Page: 618

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Long before he became President, Jack Ryan was a novice CIA analyst. One of his first assignments was to help debrief a high-level Soviet defector who told an amazing tale: top Soviet officials are planning to assassinate the Pope, John Paul II. As the days and weeks go by, Ryan must battle, first to try and confirm the plot and then to prevent the assassination. In the end, it will not just be the Pope's life but the stablility of the Western world that is at stake

Threat Vector

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney ... The Bear and the Dragon Red Rabbit The Teeth of the Tiger Dead or Alive Against All Enemies Locked On NON-FICTION Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a ...

Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718198114

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . The spies are being spied on in Tom Clancy's Threat Vector, the latest gripping addition to the Jack Ryan Jr series. When Jack Ryan Jr, on a highly secret, off-the-books Campus mission in Turkey, discovers that his team's every move is monitored, he knows that US intelligence has been fatally compromised. Back in the States, President Ryan watches in horror as China's weakened leader bends to a war-mongering general intent on turning the East into a bloodbath. At the same time, America comes under cyber attack from China, crippling government and military infrastructure. President Ryan needs to act: a covert team must go in and neutralise these threats, and the Campus is the perfect fit. Except a sinister figure known only as the Center is watching the Campus and Jack Ryan Jr's every move. Any misstep will be their last . . . Jack Ryan is back and he's got everything to play for in Tom Clancy's masterful Threat Vector. The Jack Ryan Jr series also includes The Teeth of the Tiger, Dead or Alive and Locked On. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Clancy creates not only compelling characters but frighteningly topical situations and heart-stopping action' Washington Post 'He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times Book Review

Tom Clancy s Power and Empire

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN Marc Cameron. ALSO BY TOM CLANCY FICTION The Hunt for Red October Red Storm Rising Patriot Games The Cardinal of the Kremlin Clear and Present Danger The Sum of All Fears ...

Author: Marc Cameron

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405935050

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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You've seen the TV series, now read the book. _______ A NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND PRESIDENT JACK RYAN'S AMERICA . . . A container ship from Shanghai explodes on its approach to Seattle. A US spy vessel in the South China Sea tangles with the Chinese navy. A stolen USB stick recovered in Texas exposes a terrorist conspiracy. As America is outmaneuvered by an increasingly bold President Zhou of China, Jack Ryan depends on the operatives of the Campus secret intelligence agency to plug the gaps between diplomacy and negotiation. But as an international summit approaches, Ryan must face Zhou alone. What he doesn't know is that the secret mastermind plotting conspiracy and destruction has had the leader of the free world in his sights all along . . . Praise for Tom Clancy 'He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times 'Heart-stopping action ... entertaining and eminently topical' Washington Post 'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' Sunday Times 'A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex' Daily Mail 'A virtuoso display of page-turning talent' Sunday Express