The #1 New York Times bestselling military thriller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy-and introduced readers to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan. Somewhere under the 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. And the most incredible chase in history is on... Lauded by the Washington Post as "breathlessly exciting," The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world's most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.