|Series||Jack Ryan universe|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons|
|Publication date||2002 (1st edition)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||618 pp (hardback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-399-14870-1 (hardback edition)|
|Dewey Decimal||813/.54 21|
|LC Classification||PS3553.L245 R39 2002|
|Preceded by||The Bear and the Dragon|
|Followed by||The Teeth of the Tiger|
The abridged book on CD released in 2002 was read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
The unabridged book on CD released in 2002 was read by Derrick Hagon.
Jack Ryan, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the British Secret Intelligence Service help with transporting a Russian defector and his family to the United States. The defector tells of a KGB plan to kill Pope John Paul II.
Upon its release the novel received somewhat poor reviews. Critics praised Clancy's believable account of the plot, but disdained the lack of suspense. Reviewers for CNN and The New York Times considered the development of the main plot slow and tedious and noted that sub-plots remained underdeveloped and unresolved. Reviewers for Publishers Weekly and Esquire believed the involvement of Clancy's main character Ryan in the main plot to be highly marginal. Nevertheless, the novel reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List.
- Meagher, L.D. (September 24, 2002). "Review: Clancy's 'Red Rabbit' rotten". CNN. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
- Maslin, Janet (August 15, 2002). "Books of the Times: Swipes About Hollywood And Other Media Types". The New York Times.
- Miller, Adrienne (September 11, 2002). "Clancy Time". Esquire. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
- "Red Rabbit". Publishers Weekly. July 29, 2002. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
- "NYT Best Sellers List; Fiction". Hawes Publications. August 25, 2002. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
Patriot Games (set 1981)
|Ryaniverse books Chronologically
Central Figure: Jack Ryan
The Hunt for Red October