Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

By Tom Clancy

  • Release Date: 1986-08-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 971 Ratings)


From the author of the Jack Ryan series comes an electrifying #1 New York Times bestseller—a standalone military thriller that envisions World War 3...

A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is as powerful as it is ambitious. Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world's superpowers battle on land, sea, and air for ultimate global control. It is a story you will never forget. Hard-hitting. Suspenseful. And frighteningly real.

“Harrowing...tense...a chilling ring of truth.”—TIME


  • Red Storm Rising

    By GuitarDann
    Always has been my favorite over many great stories written by Mr. Clancy. Thanks to him I know so much more of the job my father had for 26 years. He was an Air Force NCO crypto operator in the embassies in Yugoslavia & Spain, ‘52 to ‘56 & ‘58 to ‘61, respectively, and the Sarge-in-Charge in The Hole @ High Wycombe Air Station from ‘66 to ‘69. Mars was rising & my dad was one of the many heroes of the Cold War, as was my Mom, who raised us under the shadow of that war. I have great love & respect for my mom & my dad, thanks to Mr. Clancy I have understanding. I was the oldest of 5 & I was present & a witness to all the bravery & steadfast dedication of all the heroes of that war.
  • Red Storm Rising... has still got it!!

    By vmaq2
    I read this book way back in the 80's when it first came out and just finished rereading it today. This book has still got it!! Great story, fast paced, very detailed technothriller from the master of the technothriller and with a few modifications it could very well happen today... all the key factors are still there... Muslim terrorists attack, causing severe economic damage to a major power that then feels the need to take what it needs to survive causing a war that takes us right to the edge of the abyss... Why this was never made into a movie or better yet a mini series on HBO or some other type channel is beyond me... I've always enjoyed Tom Clancy books and this one rates for me at the top of all his writing!! Give it another read, I'm sure you'll agree!!!
  • Not bad

    By wildchild2644
    Overall it's a good book I thought. It dose get repetitive however. Most of it is about searching for enemy contacts on radar every other chapter, The ending was a little rushed, but still held my attention to the end.
  • Forgotten...

    By INFJ-male
    just how good Clancy's earlier works had been! Read it many many years ago and yet, reading it once again, I was hooked for hours upon hours. The only way to accurately describe/ to read the book.
  • Still my favorite

    By Jeff402
    I think this was his best work, I wish there would be more.
  • Price a little high...

    By Lagon78
    I have the paperback copy and am enjoying reading the book. You asking me to pay another $8 for a digital edition? How about 50% off for any book which someone can provide proof of purchase? Good book, not worth $16 total tho.

    By monaloo
    great piece of art. i love tom clancy, especially his hat…"oh rumple" "oh dear" much love -susanne
  • Red Storm Rising - Masterpiece

    By NCC1701-FLA
    Clancy makes a gutsy author's move, & pulls it off with panache! From the strategic movements of modern warfare to the fears of the individual combat soldier in tactical environment, a huge story is told by a larger author. One can only marvel at Clancy's ability to intertwine diverse stories of submarine, combat air power, marine forces, combined armies, and their scheming political masters. All five stars go to the Champ of techno thrillers!
  • Red Storm Rising review

    By Tiredofchangingusername
    I love this book! I always had a copy when going to the field. I think I probably have owned ten or eleven copies of this book- now this electronic copy makes probably twelve.
  • Great Book

    By patriotsfan413
    I first read this in 1986, and it was enjoyable back then. I just completed reading it the second time on May 19,2012, and it was even more intense. Very satisfying techno thriller.