Red Storm Rising, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Tom Clancy's second classic No 1 bestselling thriller - a chillingly authentic vision of modern war - now reissued in a new cover.

Three Muslim terrorists who destroyed the Soviet Union's largest petrochemical plant thought they were striking a blow for freedom.

What they had done, unknowingly, was fire the first shots in World War III.

Desperately short of oil, the Kremlin hawks see only one way of solving their problem: seize supplies in the Persian Gulf.

To do that, they must first neutralise NATO's forces and eliminate their response - and so they develop Red Storm, a dazzling master plan of diplomatic subterfuge and intense rearmament.

The battle lines are drawn and Armageddon beckons...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 832 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780006173625



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His second installment after “Red October” – and without Jack Ryan, what an outrage! After I got over my frustration because of that, I quite enjoyed myself. It is set during the good old times of all thriller writers – the iron curtain is still there and the Russians are the bad guys. And – surprise, surprise – they start WW III, this time by attacking Germany. I am glad that Tom Clancy does not rule the US, otherwise we would have another World War every other week! Anyway, pretty good, even without Jack Ryan (I’m still not over that!). Lots of submarines, frigates, carriers, sea battles – the usual day for Clany fans….. just where the heck is Jack Ryan?

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This was Clancy's second book and a good successor to Hunt for Red October. Set in the 1980s, it's the story of a desperate (and let's face it, a bit improbable) attempt by the Soviet Union to neuter NATO before seizing oil from the middle east. There's the usual Clancy trademark of various threads kept running in parallel until they all come together at the end - which for my money is a little abrupt. The other thing I'd prefer would be a litte more diplomatic/political action and a little less purely military; I think Clancy corrected this somewhat in his later books. This book does not have a single protagonist (ie Jack Ryan) but no worse for that. Overall, a very good, compulsive read.

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