The Hunt for Red October is by Tom Clancy. The third novel in the Jack Ryan series. Ryan is a CIA analyst who finds himself in the field when a new Russian missile submarine goes missing. The boat, called the Red October, has a new silent propulsion system that could tip the balance of power in the Cold War. The book is filled with military and technical information that can make it a slow read, but the plot is as timely as it is suspenseful. A great read!
Ratings: Adult - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content).