'The Hunt For The Red October' - Tom Clancy,
This review is from: The Hunt for Red October (Paperback)
This book was fantastic. I decided to read it after seeing the film (which I loved)and it up'ed my love of the story miles. This was the first Clancy novel that Ive read and I've just started on the third, the second being equally as good.
The story is of a defecting russian submarine captain who is being chased by three sets of hunters; the russians who want to get him before he defects, the americans who want him before he begins a war and Jack Ryan whose beliefs of his defection sets the tension for this novel.
There is quite a lot of technical terms used, which if heard may push away some readers, but Clancy has done well to keep the less knowledgable naval reader (like myself) informed.
This is a great read which has excitment and tension and the use of technical terms that Clancy teaches you helps to make you feel more involved and knowledgable within the stories origins.
If you enjoy this I strongly recommend the second book 'Red Storm Rising'