The Cardinal of the Kremlin

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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.

Jack Ryan steps in to investigate mysterious structures on the Soviet-Afghan border, the Soviets have struck again by zapping a satellite with a free electron laser. The cardinal leaks details of this secret activity to the United States.

In the backdrop of technological bravura, spiced by artful espionage and all-too-human mistakes, intelligence is transferred back and forth and there are attacks and counterattacks. It is a mark of Clancy's growing maturity as a writer that he can bring these subtleties into highly entertaining form.

A 4-month #1 New York Times bestseller, with 1.3 million hardcover copies in print.

 

Product Details

    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Publisher: Putnam (1988), Berkley Books (1989)
    • ISBN-13: 978-0425116845
    • Published on: 1989-08-01
    • Original language: English
    • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
    • 547 pages
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This book is part of the Jack Ryan series.

   

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