The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jack Ryan risks all in the Soviet Union as the superpowers clash over Star Wars in Tom Clancy's acclaimed fourth international No 1 bestseller - now reissued with a new cover.

The superpower arms negotiations appear to be making progress.

But a US spy satellite reveals that the Soviets are building a massive laser-defence system controlled from an other-worldly array of pillars and domes in the Soviet hills at Dushanbe near the border of war-torn Afghanistan.

The Americans need more information. The man to give it is Colonel Mikhail Filitov of the Soviet Union, codename Cardinal, America's highest-placed agent in the Kremlin.

But Filitov's cover is about to be betrayed to the KGB, and CIA adviser Jack Ryan must rescue Filitov and bring him to safety...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780006174547



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Very good, fast paced action right from the beggining. No lengthy boring setting up of conspiracy theories and unnessesary introductions and descriptions of characters. Just lots of action. Ok, 95% of the characters I knew from other Clancy novels, so there is familiarity already. He still is the best in this type of thriller.

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