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The Hunt for Red October Summary
Tom Clancy

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The Hunt for Red October Summary

Plot Summary

Set during the tense times of the Cold War, the daring defection of a top level Soviet submarine captain puts the whole world in danger. Jack Ryan, a CIA specialist, is called in to analyze the situation and help the United States (US) government avoid a military conflict that would disturb the balance of peace between the US and the Soviet Union (USSR). An intense exploration of the problematic peace between the two world powers, the novel keeps the reader in suspense as people at all levels, both military and civilian, race to avert a global nuclear crisis.

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...

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