The Cardinal of the Kremlin

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1989 - Fiction - 560 pages
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Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other is the one American who can save CARDINAL and lead the world to the brink of peace…or war. Here is author Tom Clancy’s heart-stopping masterpiece. A riveting novel of the most important issue of our time.
 

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User Review  - ctmscofr - LibraryThing

Set near the end of the Cold War, The Cardinal of the Kremlin is a fast paced action adventure novel that I had a hard time putting down. Much like Clancy’s other novels, this story is told through ... Read full review

THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Even as he is heavily engaged in arms negotiations and Star War technicalities, John Ryan, hero of The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, must come up with a plan to get the CIA's most important ... Read full review

Contents

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CHAPTER TWO Tea Clipper
CHAPTER THREE The Weary Red
CHAPTER FOUR Bright Stars and Fast Ships
CHAPTER SIX One if by Land
CHAPTER EIGHT Document Transfer
CHAPTER NINE Opportunities
CHAPTER ELEVEN Procedures
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Advantages
CHAPTER NINETEEN Travelers
CHAPTER TWENTYONE Knaves Gambit
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO Active Measures
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE BestLaid Plans
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR The Rules of the Game
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE Convergence
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Black Operations

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Councils
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Culmination
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Conspiracy
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN Under Wraps
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About the author (1989)

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October—the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels—sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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