The Cardinal of the Kremlin

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1989 - Fiction - 560 pages
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In this electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Tom Clancy, a silent war between the USA and Russia will decide the fate of the world—and Jack Ryan is behind enemy lines.

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.
 

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User Review  - Vivian_Metzger - LibraryThing

This was a slow start, as far as Clancy books go. It was great in its usual fare, with good action, and great attention paid to spies and dirty politics. Not his best, but still a great Jack Ryan read! Read full review

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

Spy novel - Misha, KGB - CIA very technical intrigue - okay 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 ... Read full review

Contents

Praise for The Cardinal of the Kremlin
CHAPTER ONE The Reception of the Party
CHAPTER TWO Tea Clipper
CHAPTER THREE The Weary Red
CHAPTER FOUR Bright Stars and Fast Ships
CHAPTER FIVE Eye of the SnakeFace of the Dragon
CHAPTER SIX One if by Land
CHAPTER EIGHT Document Transfer
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Culmination
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Damage Assessment
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Conspiracy
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Advantages
CHAPTER NINETEEN Travelers
CHAPTER TWENTYONE Knaves Gambit
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO Active Measures
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE BestLaid Plans

CHAPTER NINE Opportunities
CHAPTER TEN Damage Assessment
CHAPTER ELEVEN Procedures
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Councils
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Changes
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR The Rules of the Game
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE Convergence
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Black Operations
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN Under Wraps
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A little more than 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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