Pre-Owned - Fiction - The Red Rabbit
Pre-owned Fiction book. Tom Clancy.
Ryan Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days in extraordinary novel of global political drama. Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine called Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic. Jack Ryan was a historian, teacher and recent ex-marine temporarily living in England while researching a book. A series of deadly encounters with an IRA splinter group had brought him to the attention of the CIA's Deputy Director, Vice Admiral James Greer as well as his counterpart with the British SIS, Sir Basil Charleston and when Greer asked him if he wanted to come aboard as a freelance analyst, Jack Ryan was quick to accept. The opportunity was irresistible and he was sure he could fit in with the rest of his work.
And then Jack forgot all about the rest of his work because one of his first assignments was to help debrief a high-level Soviet defector and the defector told an amazing tale: top Soviet officials including Yuri Andropov were planning to assassinate the Pope John Paul II.
Could it be true? As the days and weeks go by, Ryan must battle first to try to confirm the plot and then to prevent it. But this is a brave new world and nothing he has done up to now has prepared him for the lethal game of cat and mouse that is the Soviet Union versus the United States In the end it will be not just the Pope's life but the stability of the Western world that is at stake and it may already be too late for a novice CIA analyst to do anything about it.
This is Clancy at his best and there is none better.
Published : 2002
ISBN : 0-718-14501-1
Number of Pages : 618
Condition : Very good condition. No writings or page foldings on the book. a 2-cm tear on the fold on the top right section of the back's paper cover