The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.
Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.
The Red October is heading west.
The Americans want her.
The Russians want her back
And the most incersdible chase in history is on…
Recap the Eleventh day – Two A 10 Thunderbolts fly over the Russian ship Kirov and fires Warning flares at, On the Kirov her Captain knows its a game of cat and mouse with the Americans so doesn’t do anything it start a war. Thanks to Sonar operator Jones has found and lost the Russian submarine, so after moving around the sea bed Jones hears it again. Jack is still on the Invincible feeling sea sick as it keeps making loops so he reads a book called Lost Children all about the Russian defects.Dr Tait wakes up it find the floor of the hospital has been sealed off and the Russian are in fact KGB spies, he told that even they have no idea who the Sailor is, and he just in time to stop one of them trying to kill the guy.Somewhere in the North ship yard the captain of the USS Scamp watches as a deep sea Recovery vehicle is added to the Avalon but he’s more happy to see the fresh fruit they have been given too. On the Red October Melekhin is able to show the crew how why and what has been Sabotaged in engineering
THE TWELFTH DAY TUESDAY, 14 DECEMBER pages 275 to 292
A thousand yards ahead of the Dallas a contact has just begun to make a radical turn right known as a crazy Ivan, Under Mancuso orders they have been tailing the contact for a few hours, Avoiding a collision was the most dangerous part of this maneuver in order to avoid being coming visible sensor system of the contact. With her speed coming down the Dallas is able to remain safe. But Jones thinks the contact is in conflict with himself it’s almost like the contact is doing it out of habit changing direction like he’s in a hurry to get somewhere and really doesn’t think anybody can track him. The Dallas becomes into silence and the contact passes them on the port bow. The contact make a complete turn and a few seconds later the Dallas which is on it’s engines and begins to follow again.
Ministry of Defence Moscow.
Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov and minister of Defence Dimitri Ustinov are drinking together and Mikhail ask the letter Romeo’s sent to his friend and the Admiralty and it turns out the Admiral has been arrested by the KGB and died of a brain hemorrhage a 9mm hemorrhage.And they the price they will pay if things good bad for them. They both hope that Comrade Padorin can stop the Red October and keep their secrets.
Exactly 24 hours after requiring the red october Mancuso call a conference of his senior officers, they have been able to build up a picture of it and the computer has been able to classify and identify it.And the question it how big the boat it and why is it were its.
Admiral Gallery picks up the telephone to Washington and tell them that the Dallas has picked up a Russian boomer with a new kind of quiet Drive system about 600 miles south west of the Grand Bank’s course 194 Speed 13 knots. Washington’s orders are the Dallas should brake contact. The guy in wants to speak to Admiral Forest.
Between the Kiev and Kirov lieutenant general harris moves the small sub shaped wood block around the map. The people around him have to work out away not only to get the red october to change a course heading right into Norfolk also make sure the soviets ducks eat the movement of ships because they will have to give the red october back. I send a transmission to the Dallas continue tracking report any changes in course and speed help on the way. But there is still the question why the Russians are using the surface ships to find the red october because the movement above would show up the radar screens on the submarine. The purpose of the surface forces is to keep butter from interfering with their submarines is a conclusion. So with the Russians using the air forces to distract the Americans it becomes clear that they’re going to kill the people on the Red October. Lieutenant lieutenant-general Harris what’s the some hub communicate with the red october warn her off.
Jack Ryan watches as the USS Pogy is coming East and should be rendezvousing with the Dallas in an hour or so. They have reached the same conclusion as the Pentagon but they know they cannot reach the red october with the radio and Commander Barclay no they are not trying to communicate with the submarine themselves they are trying to communicate with the man.
What I think – like I said before this book is very technical book it’s more about the people around our so-called hero Jack Ryan he seems to do a lot of working on charts and reading books to get inside the man’s head. While the other people around him execute and plan 4 or 5 steps ahead it’s a very interesting book and I am enjoying, all the little detail that Tom Clancy as put in but get in the way sometimes.
As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.