All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe.

The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe 0:12:46 – 0:18:53


We are shown Marko ramius as he walks from the conning Tower down there’s about the ship to the main Bridge and all the crewmen, move around him heading to there stations. when he gets the centre of the room Captain Borodin tells him its time open the orders (in Russian with English subtitles) but also points out the political officer (Peter Firth) is his cabin as well, entering the cabin Ramius asks the office exactly why his sit down in here answer the answer he gives is privacy is not the major concern in the Soviet Union, ramius is that not best pleased with the answer and then the political office begins to read from a book


Behold I am becoming as a thief and they gathered them together in a place called Armageddon … the seventh angel poured forth his bowl the air and a voice cried out from the heaven saying ‘it is done’
A man with your responsibilities reading about the end of the world
I have become death the destroyer of worlds


As this happens the camera goes into the political officer and slowly turns out and both men and now speaking English so there is no need for subtitles .


Ramius answers is that he’s ancient Hebrew text quoted by an American putting the political officer then questions an American and put his answer is he invented the atomic bomb and was later accused of being a communist.

The political officer is under the mistaken impression that it is Ramius, Who wrote and underlined the passages and says it is his late wife who did so, Putin then  apologize for the mistake and said it was terrible accident what happened to Ramius  his wife and that he’s only doing his job, Ramius then wants to know how many officers KGB or otherwise are on his boat the political officer then points out that it’s not his boat it belongs to The people of the Soviet Union.And besides the KGB other parties work to put people on board the boat he would be the last one to know, It is time to open the safe ramius open the first door and remove the key from his pocket then turns to Putin who hands over a key from around his neck, 

Putin then reads out the orders their are Rendezvous at marked location with a second submarine and Putin points out the captain of which was a student of Ramius, once there they are to test the Caterpillar drive and return to the dark on or between the 16th, Putin is happy and stands up walking to the door, but Ramius who has been pouring tea stops him, by pulling him backwards and simply snapping the gentlemans neck, to cover the crime he then throws tea onto the floor and replaces the orders with ones from his pocket. He then calls Doctor Petrov telling him there has been a terrible accident.

The differences between the book and the film.
The first major difference between the book is in the fact that the political officer hasn’t no name at no point does ramius or Borodin use the man name, all that happens is ramus walks through the ship to be informed that the political officer is already sat in the captain’s cabin. Yet in the book the political officer is stood with Borodin and then walks with the captain in to the cabin. Also Ramius show giving orders before walking out of the bridge but here everything happens around him and his main priority is find out the orders. 

Establishing the fact that ramius likes to have half trained officers or farmboy’s straight out of the Academy is another difference only to be later altered to the fact that the political officer says the captain of the ship they are about to rendezvous with was once an ex student of Ramius.

The Bible verse that Ramius wife has supposedly wrote and underline is shorthand for the conflict that ramius is now feeling between the motherland and his own ideas, and in fact in the book the political officer has no knowledge of Ramius wife accident, and finally the way ramius kills the political officer in the book he kicks his legs from underneath and he knocks his head against the bulkhead table but here ramius comes from behind the gentlemen and one swift movement breaks the man’s neck.

What I think.
As before we have the same basic plot as chapters in the Book Ramius and the political officer have a conversation one of them ends up dead and the other replaces his original orders, but the ramius we are shown in film is subtly different to the ramus in the books. Ramius in the books is a more hands on officer shown giving orders and to have already established a working relationship with many of the crew. Who goes out of his way to shape the young minds on his boat. But on the film we have man that stands apart who’s men already know there work assignments, and who has a dislike for the political system much like in the book.

The political office of the book is more of a cypher trying to integrate himself into the crew rather than stand outside and report what he says to his superior officers trying to be liked. the one on flim however has no such redeeming features, it is shown has access to every member of the group including the captain personal Effects he reads Ramius wife’s journal and then says he is only doing his job. And then fakes insincerity when trying to apologise the death of Ramius is his wife.

It is a very neat trick for the Russian characters to begin the film speaking Russian only subtitling the more important parts and then using a known Bible verse to switch to English so it is not a very caring effect when suddenly they can speak perfectly clear and be understood by everybody.

This chapter of the DVD takes place on two sets, Ramius walking though the bridge of the submarine and then to his cabin, for the whole 6 1/2 minutes which I am guessing for a blockbuster for that time was unheard, just two people talking and ending with a death.

Well want was the two keys one safe chapter next week will be caterpillar drive which I hope you can join me for. As always if you have done thanks for reading and see next week.

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All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Fourteenth Day.

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 thirteenth day – The Dallas have been keeping up with the red october and invincible watches as they move around the see it then sends two helicopters and the red october breaches the surface. Ramius then it’s taking a back when the Invincible signals to him though Morse code a personal message telling him that most of his Navy or after him and he needs to head to a new grid reference. Jack Ryan then tells the CIA.

In Washington the CIA have to deal with their own problems not only a senator who is questioning their actions about why the US Navy out playing around with the British fleet but the aid to the Senator who turns out to be a spy and is arrested by a member of the CIA.

When the red october reaches given to them by invincible the reactor engine starts to play up and the red october is forced once again to breach the surface.

THE FOURTEENTH DAY, THURSDAY, 16 DECEMBER pages 321 to 359

A Super Stallion
The helicopters mission was to fly specifically to the HMS Invincible from there they would fly to the HMS pigeon, but I’m no to both pilots there is a fracture in the transmission casing.

Harrier 2-0
The harrier flown by lieutenant Parker is the escort for the super Stallion helicopter as a search in the water for a contact.

Super Stallion
In the middle of a transmission to the harrier the super stallion in begins instantly dispute lubricant oil behind the rotor hub and suddenly everything freezes the rotary blades twist and the stallion savagely drops and rotates in midair jerking the two pilots out there seats commander Marcks begins and Mayday call but it’s too late

Harrier 2-0
Lieutenant Parker radios control, and tells them what has happened he is then giving instructions to stay in the area as they Mount sea rescue for What Remains of the crew.

The Invincible
Jack watches from the Bridge as a Medics carry the structure of a Crewman from the stallion is then given what The Truman was carrying a small metal Briefcase, Admiral white quarters they open the Briefcase and mine reads a very heavy sigh, the mission it’s been set out in black and white round then gets a call the president and he’s told that you can order him to do this but he knows what is extinct Ryan then asks for some help and he told he can only bring one British officer this up with him.
Admiral white gathers together for Lieutenant’s under the age of 30 and it’s planes Ryan needs an officer to accompany on a voluntary basis of a mission of the upmost importance and secretive. The man the volunteers is Mr Owen Williams.

33n 75w
The Scamp rendezvous with the Ethan Allen a few minutes after midnight and then later joined by the power diesel vessel USS pigeon.

The Red October
Melekhin tells both Ramius and the rest of the crew they have no other option they must continue to work on the diesel engine allowed ramius begins to question whether the Sabotage is part of somebody’s plan and not an accident and out loud he begins to shake his we cannot risk the Americans getting their hands on our submarine.

CIA HEADQUARTERS.
Judge Moore calls senator Donaldson into the office and the FBI and CIA know that Donaldson told his aide about the fake mission, and that a spy in Russia has already been killed, they are going to turn his aide Mr Henderson in spy and the senator himself will retire.

The Pigeon
Ryan and William uneventfully reach the destination.

The Dallas
Mancuso received a lengthy Eyes Only transmission which takes him a few minutes to decrypt when he has done so he is smiling from ear to ear.

The Pigeon
Ryan explained to the captain of pigeon as much of the plan as he can and the fact a pigeon will have to use a blinker light to signal to the Red October. They’re going to get all the crew of and those who may want to return to Russia can do then pretend to blow the ship up with one of the powerful scuttling charges the Russian ships are known to carry. The remaining crew will be taken through their butts northwest Pimlico sounds to watch and wait the soviets navy return home.

The Red October.
On board the red october Ramus the transmission from the Pigeon and understands the plan.

Norfolk Naval Medical Center.
The Russian soldier has now woken up and his name is Andre Katystin from Leningrad and the name of the ship he was on was called the Politovskiy, Dr Tait are happy but the Russians not so much and it means that there could be another missing submarine.

CIA HEADQUARTERS.
They put a plan into action to get cardinal out of Russia.

The Red October
Over the submarine Ramius ” the efforts to repair engines have failed A batteries and nearly flat we are too far from Cuba for help and we can expect help from the Rodina, we do not have enough electrical power to evaporate are environmental control systems for more than a few hours we had no choice we must have banned in the ship…” ” we have lost comrades we have made the signals to Moscow to tell and to the American ships we then we’ll dive 200 m and we have we will take no chance and they will cease our ship I take full responsibility for this disgrace, read the fault is mine alone.”

The Pigeon
The signal has been received and the driver of the Pigeon takes Ryan and Williams down to the mystic.

The Mystic
The mystic is winched into the water by the Pigeon and slowly beneath the depths of the ocean carrying both Ryan and William’s it makes its way to the Red October and then careful attaches itself to the Octobers hull, Ryan and pick up a wrench and knocks on the hull.

The Red October
Ramius opens that hatch and Ryan introduces himself he then tells them there is a major radiation leak in the reactor system Ryan believes him and together they begin the evacuation, Under The Captain’s orders Dr Petrov is to take the first group to be evacuated of 25 men at a time,

The Scamp
Is halted two miles away from the Ethan Allen as both submarines exchange messages the scan sonar man noticed the passage of the three submarines an hour earlier the pogy the Dallas now between the Red October and two American subs.

The Red October
When the third group of Crewman I cook at the end of the line breaks away explaining he wants to retrieve his cassette tape machine something has been saving monster no one notices when he doesn’t return not even ramius.

The pigeon
On the pitch in the Soviet crewed I take it to the curse of the American soldiers observe the Russian counterparts closely Without A Word being said the Russian pine table set with Amy love coffee bacon and eggs with a junior officer acting as interpreter they ask for and get plenty of additional bacon.

The Red October
When the last group of crew have left the red october ramius turns to Jack Ryan and asks for asylum, he then goes on to explain that he’s told his crew that he would scuttle the ship and Ryan then explains a missile submarine will explode two miles from here to persuade his crew that this is what indeed has happened.
The offices above the red october will be able to pilot to safe Harbour with the Jack Ryan help they will be able to steer the ship but Jack has to explain once again to ramius the teachers CIA officer and not navy man.
In fact Ramius has read parts of Jack’s books.

The Avalon
The crew of the Avalon finished planting the bombs.

The Red October
Ordering both sets of men in English and Russian ramius gets the crew to take to their posts and asked Ryan when are they going to leave the area, Ryan says whenever you’re ready.Williams and Kamarov work together on securing the hatches and missile silo.
Then Jack Ryan his something something that shouldn’t be but ramius dismisses him thinking it’s the first time he heard of the Caterpillar drive, he then takes out Pistols pop goes to investigate but does not want any doors about his vessel. Williams and Kamarov are now missing, still extremely upset Ryan has a gun ramius gives him permission to go and investigate they find on the floor Kamarov.
Rammus and Ryan take opposite ends but the missile room. There the cook with his own gun trying to keep of Ramius and Ryan away from the missiles which tense to use blow ship up, the Cook and Ryan exchange a few shots each trying to convince the other that they are right. In the end ramius puts himself in harms way getting shot twice and the Cook killed outright. it is then decided the red october will release remains of armaments into the water.

The Dallas
The crew hear the missiles being released.

The Red October.
The missiles you’re not float to the surface in fact they fall on to the sea bed and I crushed by the weight of the sea

The Ethan Allen
The four bombs with the equivalent of 25 tons of TNT evenly distributed throughout the whole the hull the squids fired almost simultaneously and results with catastrophic Ethan Allen Strong Steel full burst like it was a balloon he only item not totally destroyed was the ships reactor which health 3 of the shredded wreckage and drop rapidly to the Ocean Floor.

The Dallas
Jonesy hears the explosion and curses out loud, The captain of the boat tells the whole what they heard was nothing to worry about.

The White House.
The president is now getting nervous and hopes that the sacrifices of the men he has sent to die though in fact mean something and the rest of the Russian military will believe what has happened to the Red October.

What I Think – The book has become somewhat a rush to the finish with most of the action taking place in this last chapter bouncing from the Red October, to the Ethan Allen, the white house and The Dallas, and everywhere else in between how we have a few more chapters rent the book is almost over I have absolutely no idea but we do so we have to see how it all plays out. It nice touch that even when someone boards his own vessel ramius is able to maintain superiority over not only what remains of these offices but Ryan and his tiny party.

So that’s you lot for this week, and as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Thirteenth Day.

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 Twelfth day -The Dallas fans out the red october is in fact that Marina bin tracking for last 24 hours thanks to John zee and his computer technology then decide to switch off all engines and float for the red october will not pick them up. In Moscow the minister of Defence and his chief of staff talk about the spy they have a board the Red October and believe he will be able to stop ramius in his tracks and return the red october home to Mother Russia. As the red october move out of the patrol zone, the Dallas has to ask permission follow it and almost 24 hours later the Dallas has its permission from the men at the Pentagon and now the invisible carry Jack Ryan has started trying to transmit to the Dallas.

THE THIRTEENTH DAY WEDNESDAY, 15 DECEMBER pages 293 to 319

The Dallas
On the Dallas they monitor the red october making more crazy Ivan moves and this time they have been found out and they know the red october has seen them

The Red October
Yes the red october has seen them and works out they’ve been trailing them for the last two hours.

The Dallas
As the Dallas is now running silent Mancuso gives the order to actively search sonar things for the red october giving a target range.

The Red October
Everybody on the red october knows there is no hope now

The Dallas
Suddenly on the surface Jonesy hears there is very huge contact above them.

The Invincible.
The Invincible signals to the Bristol and Fife to stay with them, And the sends two helicopters to hover over the surface at fifty feet.

The Dallas.
Jones is able to hear the helicopters and work out the location of the The Invincible

The Invincible
Finds two submarines and the Admiral picks up his binoculars and starts to look around.

The Red October
Ramius has run the Red October into task force both British and American, he needs to see want up against so he gives the order to bring the ship to periscope depth.

The Invincible
Jack and the Admiral hold there breath as one of the helicopters report back that the Red October is heading up slowly.

The Red October
Borodin is slowly helping pump water as the Red October heads directly towards the invincible.

The Invincible
The Admiral calls a guy Hunter to comm to ask how well his morse code is as Jack stands there still feeling very sick.

The Dallas
Jones hears the sounds of the hull popping as the Red October heads up. Mannion thinks it’s dumb move but keeps that to himself Mancuco gives order to follow.

The Invincible
Admiral white now has everything trained on the depth and position for the red october they all have agreed that the best method of Passing a message would be used a blinker light, only someone placed in the Direct Line of Sight would be able to read the signal until moved the light holding the sheet of paper, Ryan had given him and the Yeoman begins to signal

The Red October
30 metres from the surface Captain ramius or is the periscope to be raised he looks out and see the three imperialist ships HMS Invincible and two Scouts.

The Invincible
And the Invincible they noticed the periscope and within seconds the caption is now controlling the light.

The Red October
At first Ramirez does not see this signal checking the Horizon from our ships and aircrafts when he’s finally made a circuit the second time he sees the flashing light quickly interpret signal Red October Red October if you can read this please pingos one time on active sonar the message keeps repeating and Orders Borodin to signal on active sonar.

The Invincible
With the ping received the invisible captain begins to send his message Red October Red October your fleet is chasing after you your path is blocked by numerous vessels in numerous is tax summary there waiting to attack you repeat proceed to rendezvous point 33 North 75 West we have ships there waiting for you repeat repeat Ping once again if you understand this message

The Red October
Ramius asks once again for the distance to target and borodin in replies 2000m, ramius doesn’t know why they know how long they have been training them he has to decide he asks once again for them to ping the target.

The Invincible
The Admiral the captain and Jack are very pleased and how it’s done Jack for the moment against he has sickness and disappears off to arrange things.

The Dallas
On the Dallas Mancuso shakes his head after reading the message that the English have sent for the red october Mannion brings the Dallas back into pursuit Of The Red October and still Mancuso has no idea what is going on.

The Invincible
In the radio room Ryan send an encrypted message to the CIA

The White House
The president is happy with the process of the mission so far but those things can go wrong.

The Invincible
Jack finishes sending his message as Admiral Wight walks into the room Jack has no idea what the next past the plan is but the Admiral says they have to move back to impose themselves between the Red October and the Soviet Fleet.

The Avalon
The Avalon is it DSV are creeping forward a long one of these houses port side, and from what the lieutenant can see something went wrong with her reactor burnt right through one of her sides. The job of the Avalon was to search and rescue and try to find out if anyone was still alive. But they receive a message to proceed at the best speed to 33 North 75 West the message didn’t say why they.

CIA HEADQUARTERS
The spy cardinal is still with the CIA and Ritter quite happy about that but the Admiral what’s cardinal to come out of Russia. But only that be ther now a senator wants to know what is really going on as he doesn’t by the cover story about the rescue mission and thinks we know something different.

Washington D.C.
Ritter heads to Senator Donaldson office were he’s kept waiting. After Ritter tells the Senator that the information he has comes from the President himself and if the Senator tells anyone things will be very bad. He tells him that the Russians have at least one submarine unaccounted for and someone we think it’s playing a trick on the operations director at the Soviet Northfleet, and about forged letters. The objective is to raise hell in the Soviet Union military channels and embarrass Moscow so the British and the French and the israelis have decided to come together try and stop them. There is also a man called Henderson who seems to be aware of the meeting going on between Ritter and the Senator, he walked out of the building after the meeting and it’s followed by special agent Hazel Lommis

The Pentagon
Admiral Davenport walks into a room full CIA intelligence officers and asks for volunteers none of the men leave and as he hands out of Manila envelope with the audience in he says they will have a chance to look inside a Soviet missile submarine.

33N 75W
On the Ethan Allen the chief quartermaster is becoming bored with waiting he wishes they had brought a proper cook with them. and giving him the job, as he talks to a second crew member he is asked what their mission is and he has no idea himself.

The New Jersey
Commander Eaton was perplexed, his battle group was holding twenty miles south of the Russians after the Mark battle with soviets Eaton is glad there is nothing more to be gained from harassment and anyway if it has to be his Battle group good switch from peace to war in about 2 minutes.

The Watergate Apartments
Hazel Loomis knocks on Hendersons door and asks to use his phone, he let’s her use it then try’s to pick her. With tour of his apartment, what halfway through there is a knock at his door and she arrested on suspicion of espionage and then lets in three gentlemen from the CIA rip the apartment apart.

The Red October
Discipline on the red october is being maintained as daily life continues but down in the engine room there is an alarm, there another malfunction, there has been a minor malfunction in the reactor system alarm everybody heard was not a major radiation late but rather a fault in the reactor rod control system. So ramius orders the submarine to go to snorkeling depth and to standby to activate the diesel.

The Dallas
With the Dallas still trailing behind the Red October, Jonesy worked out that they must have some kind of exotic fuel and not simply electrical to be able to drop and raise in such a short time there is then a whole cracking sound as if the red october is now once again heading up towards the surface.

The Red October
App snorkeling death ramius look around and see they have left the American escorts far behind them he then ordered them to open the main valves and vent the engine space and start diesel. The engine continues to crack throughout the whole and the men wait for the rumble of the engine to begin and catch after another try the engine does not kick in. ramius then finds his crew members that has feelings with diesel engines and hope they will be able to find out what is wrong with it.

What I Think – this chapter has a lot of good points with the back and forth of the Dallas and the red october being split into sections so you can find out their reactions without reading three or four pages, of not storyline. But the problem I have is all the new stuff with the Senator and the Spy at the Watergate it seems somehow added in just for effect no if they’re gone to the hospital with a Russian spy was and Mr Clancy had written how they intend to get him out of Russia that may have been something but to bring in two characters one who is a bumbling senator and is told a complete pack of lies and a spy, Who suddenly appears and is caught by a most honey trap that just becomes more filler. 

There are four Chapters left in the book and I’m trying to find out exactly what time will be executed by the end of the story with both the Admirals and captions of several shapes not knowing what’s going on and it only person that seems to have any idea stuck in the bowels of the CIA headquarters playing with a computer.

As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Twelfth Day.

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 

The Dallas
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.

The Dallas
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.

COMSUBLANT Operations.
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.

The Pentagon
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.

The Invincible.
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.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Eleventh Day.

The following blog has spoiler 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 Tenth day – Commander Quentin what is the Russians Booth there submarines through international sea and hopes he can stop them, as they’re a massering their forces around an area, a B-52 bomber is sent into Russian airspace to find out whether or not it has started to move its a force, also two Tom cats have been sent they are following the trail of a commercial PamAm an airplane as it flies through the Russian airspace, the Russians get wise to the fact and when the Pan Am plane has disappeared, mistakenly one of the Russian ground forces fires a missile at one of the tomcats the missile strikes it’s on the carriage and has to limp home with help from its second.

Underground at the naval hospital at the Norfolk Medical Centre one of the Russian submariners has been under sedation for quite some time he’s the only survivor of The wreck the Americans have found and they know little if nothing about him.

The Russian doctor and one of the communication officers from the embassy come to find out, they asked how the sailor is he told that he is suffering from dehydration and pneumonia having been in the water for more than 48 hours the Russians want to take you home without even waking him what the American doctors does not believe that will help anybody so he then tells the Russians that the man will not leave the hospital under any circumstances.

On the other side of the Norfolk naval base the decommissioned Ethan Allen is pressed into service once again all the trainee cruise are removed and several pieces of equipment are taking a board her many of the Old Time crew know that she may be scuttled at some point and believe this is what is going on but when the Admiral who’s command it once was takes over they have other ideas she is then taken out to sea and the trainee crew I left alone at the dock.

THE ELEVENTH DAY MONDAY, 13 DECEMBER pages 251 to 274 

An A 10 Thunderbolt
Major Andy Richardson likes flying A10’s better than DC-9s, his 175th Tactical Fighter Group are flying over the North Atlantic having refuel mid-air. 100 miles behind the four Fighters were ninety craft were following at 30000 ft in what would look very much to the Soviet alpha strike teams as a weighted attack mission. But the real mission belong to the low-level team of four. Richardson and his crew are pay a visit to the Soviet Navy. So he guessed that his mission would be the first act of a deliberate deprivation dash under the radar cover as the Soviet eyes were locked on the alpha strike team hovering just on the edge of the sea to air missiles. His Hood display system paints the care of their mission is to pass within 300 yards of the ship no more no less. At 500000 yards he released a switch which deployed half a dozen high intensity using parachute flares. And the rest of the squad and does exactly the same thing then he does couple of barrel rolls and returns to base.

The Kirov
On the bridge Admiral Stralbo sees the aftermath of the flare at the back of his ship, his political officer thinks it might be pilot error but the Admiral knows better the arrogance of these Americans is fantastic. The Americans were sent just sending them a message telling us stay West 1500 kilometres from their shows without any useful air cover and it will have 500 Fighters waiting for US to pounds in the meantime the mKennedy will be stopping us to the east back a rabid wolf.
The Admiral take it back to his room and explains their mission is far more important than playing Cat and Mouse with the Americans but it’s political officer still fails to see the Admirals reasoning. Yet he knows if they find the Renegade submarine they will be heroes regardless of what has happened.

The Dallas
Jones has found the Russian submarine and for that he was allowed a Hollywood shower unfortunately now he’s lost it and he hopes he can find it again. Thinking back you remembered how he heard the humpback whales mating off the Bermuda daydreaming will not find the Russians sell off he Goes Again running programmes he asks if the boat and make a turn for Easterly and one knocked down I’m finally at Mark 350 another sound just like the last it is a Russian submarine but which one.

HMS Invincible
Jack now dressed as British seaman, thanks everyone has forgotten about him the Invincible has been going round and round in circles off the Massachusetts Coast waiting for the Russians to surface making him feel sick. So he started to read the book that had no Ritter has given him of lost children all about Russian defectors Ryan finds it interesting is cynical the admiral of the flagship walks in and ask him if he’s ok which Jack just a little, he asks the Admiral when will they be making contact with the Russians and the Answer comes late this evening.

Norfolk Naval Medical Center
Thanks to Dr Jamieson, Tait has been able to sleep for 5 hours the seller they have found is better and it’s not a high exposure of radiation. Tait asks after the Russian and he’s told that they are KGB and now they have a reporter crying to Prowler holes so to Marines have been put on the floor and the entire floor has been sealed off.
He goes to to see the sailor and his shocked to discover that Petchkin is trying to reach in his cot for a smoke only when the other Russian explain to him does it seem to have an effect and he is very apologetic to the doctor. Tait tells the medical staff that the patient is never to be left alone at all. The Russians wanna sell it to talk so they have to have him at least survive for now.

Norfolk Shipyard
The captain of the USS cab what is impatiently have the DSRV it’s great about the Avila the only thing that makes you happy about this is the fresh fruit and vegetables that his crew and now enjoying.

Red October
Melekhin shows Svyadov how he thinks savitar is thinking by pointing to the inspection valve in the main Fusion Reactor before touching anything he calls the captain and he request the generator shut down. With help from a huge rent it shows the young office at the smart pressure leak from small hole drilled in the side of the Screw Melekhin knows it was a very clever crew member and a very clever man in need to have done such a thing so he will keep his eye on the watch for the next few hours.

What I think – the last two chapters all been about the set up for whatever skip Tyler’s plan is to keep the Red October and the Americans rush to carry out under the noses of the Russians, leaving Jack Ryan or let’s see how that will play a part in this and how they will be able to keep the red october I’m not too sure as the book has diverted quite considerably from the film and the audio book ending that I know so we will just have to see how everything works out.

As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Tenth Day.

The following blog has spoiler 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 Ninth day – Anyway to skip Tyler tells general Parris and two other generals how he thinks he can keep the Red October and the crew and then he has to tell the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the president of the United States.

On the Red October at the office is in the wardroom are disgusting why they cannot find a radiation and how they believe it could be sabotaged badges are the instruments so Ramius is begins the check all over again and then checked the equipment itself

Later on it’s proved that the instruments are faulty and so they will not show any kind of radiation are in fact any kind leak, also the radiation monitors on the engineering deck are rigged in such a way to do the same thing. Some of the officershowever still believe that it could be a psychological trick plan by the enemies of the Soviet Union as repairs are carried out members of the crew begin to rush watch a long lie several minutes.

Commodore Zachary Eaton moves his boat around the North Atlantic, so he can get a preemptive strike on the Russians if they begin to try anything

A cargo plane is loaded with a deep sea submersible rescue vehicle and the load master has a few questions for the navy crew but all I can suggest is it may have something to do with the Americans finding a submarine.

In an old nuclear bunker somewhere in Russia the president of the Soviet Republic talked about how ramius was able to control the Red October and now they are about to lose it but then is informed that the red october has a second spy of and who will be able to stop Ramius.

In the White House the ambassador of the Soviet Republic it’s all about us finding the submarine that is roughly 300 miles Northeast of Norfolk it is believed to be the red october much to the dismay of the Ambassador but it is pointed out to him that because of their predecessors disposition in preventing a war the Americans have to help the Russians in recovery of the submarine.

THE TENTH DAY 12 DECEMBER – pages 227 to 250

SOSUS Control
Is the NATO submarine early warning system used as a huge tripwire to alert those countries to the movements of the Soviet ships the barrier had never been expected to help more than half the attacking subs however those successfully slipping through would have to be handled differently. The NATO mission would be to meet in the Atlantic Bridge and continue transatlantic trade and obviously the Soviet mission would be to intercept and stop this. And the submarines would not be able to exist within the bubbles created by the control and would be hunted down and killed or merely driven off the convoys at speed,  all under the watchful eye of Commander Quentin.

A B-52
A B-52 bomber is sent on a mission to find out what Russian planes have been sent into the air they use a commercial airline flight path for the Russians into thinking they are a Pan Am air plane.Using this cover the crew lock on to the Russian missile systems

The Nikolayev
125 miles away from the Kira class cruiser a radio man is examining some blips and circles his screen is covered with 20 ghostly splotches, he sounds alarm which is then echoed by the other people within his radar station.

A B-52
The Americans switch off their attack radar system.

The Nikolayev
The Russians notice the missed some acquisition radar has ceased and the jamming has stopped they also found out that there are at least 8 and Amy aircraft circling above them The Officer asks if the Americans would be able to fire the missiles the answer is no. So the officer here’s the order to illuminate them to teach the Americans a lesson that they know where they are and fire on them when called on.

Two F14 Tomcats.
Commander Robby Jackson leads a squadron of F14 Tomcat called the Black aces, the mission is to monitor the movement of the Soviet aircraft and the Soviet planes. When the Russian plane spot them and then red warning lights on the panel begin to light up.

The Kingfisher Flight
The commercial flight operator sensor signal to the Kingfisher telling them that they have to American fighter planes flying next to them.

The Two F14 Tomcats
Both pilots advanced the engine controls and engage the after burners which dump fuel into the Pipes of the new f110 engines the fight is Leap Forward and went through to mach1

The Kingfisher Flight
The pilot of the Kingfisher receives the transmission from his ground control and believes the Americans attack he jerks back his stick and triggers his for myself at the departing American Fighters.

The Two F14 Tomcats
The missile screams through the air and both Tomcat take defensive positions and countermeasures the first missiles have blown up by the countermeasures and the second of the two Tom cats manages to get free but the second one is hit in the Starboard rudder and the impact causes the fight it to completely lose control then it is a scramble to get back into American airspace.

Hummer 1
Underground the Hummer control for the tomcats tell the second one not to engage

The Two F14 Tomcats
The second tomcat is able to visualise the first Tomcat and take account of the damage is also able to tell the pilot of the damage but not able get a response it takes another hour for them to reach the Kennedy and When the first pilot is removed from the first time that it is clear that he is not only suffering from some sort of trauma but he is severely wounded as there is blood all the way down his flight suit.

Norfolk Naval Medical Center.
Captain Randall Tait meets with the Russians, Dr Ivanov is from the embassy, Captain Smirnov and Vasily Petchkin they all head down to see a Russian seaman, who was in the water for twenty hours and now in a critical condition, with a prognosis being 50/50.

Captain Tait points out that there are giving their Man the very best cat they can it’s there is any way to give him back alive we will find it. The doctor then asks if the Russian officials actually no the gentleman’s name when he was found he had no dog tags or any identifying marks.The Russians think he may be an intelligence officer and maybe you cook there are more interested in when he will be released but Dr Tait points out that he won’t be out of here in less than a month or it will be in a box. He tells them he may be a Russian but because he is in the hospital is Doctors responsibility and if they want to sit in the room with him they are more that welcome. Also they reluctantly tell him that the Seaman was on the nuclear submarine.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
The USS Ethan Allen is coming to an end of service she had her cruise and her country for over 20 years carrying the Polaris sea launcher ballistic missiles in endless the troll’s of the sunless Seas. The latest crew was made up of members of the last operational team melli old timers looking forward to retirement and leading the kids who needed the education in the repair skills.
Admiral Gallery visits the ship and all the old crew to a man say the old girl still has Life left in her.

She be able to do it Ballery knew she do fine it was not the end he prefer for his fighting ship when it came down to.The Ethan Allen would die for a purpose a crazy person uh maybe but was far better than being cut throat blades are used as target practice.

Two hours later a truck arrives at the dock and the quartermaster with help from the ocean graphic Naval Air Station fill the Ethan Allen with for bullet shaped objects and plastic pellets set into metal straps they look like bombs. When this was done there wasn’t home Guard set so no one could come over and see what has happened to the Ethan Allen.

The Admiral, the oldtimer crew and a few new officers take the Ethan Allen out one last time without a tug or guiding surface ship.

What I think – This is the second chapter without any mention of Jack Ryan, it’s very much the background of the CIA of the public face and the private face. We’ve almost had the outbreak of World War Three because the spy Aircraft flying into a Russian Patrol zone and the Russians trying to play no information no leak game with the Americans when one of their submariners have been picked up by the Americans. 

How each side pretends to be one step ahead of the other without knowing really what’s going on and how the Americans are even keeping secrets from their own crew members with the decommissioning of the Ethan Allen. 

Personal note as you can guess from the size of this log entry the chapters are getting longer but I intend to write everything, so I see no point in trying to split each chapter into two or three parts. That would just be more confusing

So that when we come to the DVD and the audio book I can compare each equally the only thing I have left out so far with right at the beginning was with Jack Ryan was talking about hitting his own child.

As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Ninth Day

The following blog has spoiler 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 Eighth day -Jack wakes up still on the invincible Only to be told he has slept 12 hours not 6 hours and watches as the British and US Navy gather their ships together, the Russian ambassador is called into the white house and the present asks him why they are all at Sea the Russian ambassador then lies and says he will find out what it will take time.

The spy who has given this CIA the information is in trouble are no longer under its protection skip Tyler on the other hand is asked to go to the CIA and meet with Admiral Greer. After he has his computer models

Back at the White House the Russian ambassador asks for the president help in locating one of the missing submarines skip Tyler runs a few more computer models and works out that the Russians are looking for something he then goes to Admiral grey and he’s told the truth about the Red October but he has worked out an idea of how to keep it

The Politovskly an old submarine in the Russian fleet is on the hunt for the Red October but suffers from a very bad look it’s a reactor core decides to break down so they are forced to the surface there reactor then goes critical and all hands I loved as the ship since this is all witnessed by the small listening post and the US ship Pogy.

THE NINTH DAY SATURDAY, 11 DECEMBER pages 197 – 225

The Pentagon
Skip Tyler meets General Harris who once a long time ago saw Skip playing football so lets him call him Ed. Skip then goes on to tell the General how they are going to keep the Red October. The General asks about what to with the crew. Tyler has an answer for that to. The joint chiefs Arrived a few seconds later and Tyler goes to the whole idea again listing the ships and the equipment they will need a hour later the Joint Chiefs are getting Hall of the White House.

The Red October
In the wardroom the officers are discussing why they have not found the radiation leak they now they now believe it to be sabotaged badges themselves or the instruments they are using, So Ramius has has them test both the instruments and the badges again.

Half an hour later there are all back in the wardrobe and Melekin has proved that it is in fact the instruments that are faulty and have been sabotaged and not that but they are rigged so they will not show any kind of leek. And he wrote with spa has also done the same to the radiation monitor in the engineering deck. Exposing almost all the engineering room and the workforce within.

However some of the officers still believe that it could be all of this is psychological trick played on us by the main enemy we damage our morals. Officially Ramius tells the officers not to tell the rest of the crew but as repairs are being carried out one of the bosun’s over here’s the discussion that Melekin and Borodin are having about changing half a dozen Geiger counters and other instruments and the fact that each man is now hurrying the watch a long by several minutes.

The USS New Jersey
Commodore Zachary Eaton is is on board the USS New Jersey he has positioned in such a way that he will get first shot at any Russians trying a preemptive strike, his job if the Russians are up to some sort of fishing expedition his job will be to show that they are fishing in dangerous Waters.

Naval Air Station North Island California.
A oversizedtractor trailer creeps to miles per hour into the cargo bay of the c5a Galaxy transport of the aircraft loadmaster on it back is something called a dsvr deep submersible rescue vehicle.
The Loadmaster it’s very bemused by the piece of equipment, and asks the Navy Officers loading it what exactly it is he’s told and still doesn’t really understand but then somebody points out that the Newspapers are saying the Russians have lost the submarine so we might be going down to look for her and maybe rescue survivors and all he has to say is very interesting.

The North Atlantic
Senior Lieutenant Viktor Shavrov’s mission is a simple one to shadow the American fleet and find out what they know at the Soviet Navy did not like having periods snoopers about he would have to fly low and slow 20m roughly above the Atlantic this way he could not get lost in the sea. That is until he is spotted by three American Eagle, they asked him to break off or they will consider his mission to be a hostile act. Shavrov is not happy about it but back after and heads back to base. The American Eagle pilot makes a joke about offering the lift home to his commanding officer next time the Russians try the same trick.

The Kremlin.
In subway line under the Kremlin converted into a nuclear bunker sit Admiral Yuri Liych Padorin, Admiral Sergey Gorshkov and party General Secretary and president of united Soviet Soviet republics Andre Narmonov, they are working out and discussing what the chances are of destroying is rebellious submarine. The question becomes what’s happened to the political office about the red october and the fact that all this mess can laid at Padorin door does not help the man. But he points out that it was the system of Keeping a captain with a single shift so many years this is an operational question. Political one.

Then Gorshkov points out that there is another man above the red october online two footed or captain ramius and agent of the main political administration his name is Igor Loginov hunted mission is to blend in with his pants scripted plumen and listen to conversations to identify likely place spies and Saboteurs the only person who reports to is Moscow directly bypassing their ships political officer and the rest of its crew

There is some condemnation when it is pointed out that he is in fact the ships Cook but Gorshkov but tells them that had to cut you must travel back and forth between the offices and the crew many times a day so he has ample opportunity to gauge the state of the men.

In a dire emergency the spy will scuttle the ship, with the powerful chargers that are aboard the Red October. And the people around the table hope that the young man would carry out his actions.

The White House
Arbatov is back in the Oval Office and asks the president about hopes the president has found their submarine in fact they believe they have roughly 300 miles north east of Norfolk not exact location but someone herd a underwater explosions in the area, there are not going to be any survivors and the water is 1000 feet deep so it’s going to be very hard to work out whether it in fact is the submarine. Dr Pelt aks Arbatov what in fact the submarine was doing and of course the answer is I have no idea Arbatov can only trust that the international law will be observed with respect to the vessels remains and the crews bodies.

The president shows Arbatov a memorandum confirming this fat and as he does there is a phone call and they have won survivor of the sub well a Russian sailor any chance. It will take them two hours to get to Norfolk on the president was in treated as if he was on his own son and asks the Ambassador to stay for a drink and hope they will be able to find more survivors.

What I think – It would appear that Jack Ryan isn’t the star of The Show we’ve had a whole chapter devoted to the people that move around him and all the action that goes on around the world, from the president of the Kremlin to the president of the United States of America they all have their part to play in finding this submarine the Russians are called and the Americans are calculating the British seem to be in the middle of it all and just looking after Ryan as he sleeps I have no idea exactly what will happen next or who will appear we will just have to wait and see. Which I am rather enjoying to see what goes on not just be told this and that and the other happened whilst Jack Ryan was doing x y and z

As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Eighth Day

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 Seventh day -Jack and Admiral Davenport meet Admiral centre on the USS Kennedy and Jack kalson that somehow they need to stop and locate the Red October,

Jonesy the submarine sonar man on the Dallas has worked out the sound he heard a few days before is not only man-made but it’s moving around the Ocean Floor he then asked his captain for permission to ask the fleet if they can go and find it.

Jack is then flown by harrier Jump Jet to the British ship and they’re also asks the British the same help in finding and locating and hopefully stopping the red october before the Russians can.

On the red october the doctor sees the radiation badges are showing low level walks around the ship which have him very concerned he then asked for permission from the captain to take action.But in truth the badgers have been tampered with by Ramius second in command using the x-ray machine.

Back in the Pentagon the British and us ships are moved around the world by two feuding Admirals.

Deep within the bowels of the engine room of the red october a radiation leak test is carried out by members of the crew who are becoming very very uneasy about the idea of a radiation  but the crew finds nothing so the captain decides to do the test again.

THE EIGHTH DAY FRIDAY, 10 DECEMBER pages 159- 196

HMS Invincible.
Jack wakes up and makes himself presentable believing he is being sleep for 6 hours but when Admiral white comes into the room he is informed that he has been asleep for 18 hours and the sun in the sky he believed was setting was in fact Rising the Invincible rendezvous with two Knox class frigates in two hours to have already been on their radar they will also be joined by two more Perry class vessels a total of nine warships the Kennedy is racing for the exhaust so that leaves the invisible guarding the American coast in Simple Words the mission is well underway.

The White House.
Ambassador Alexei Arbatov goes to the White House and the president asked him why the Soviet Navy are in the North Atlantic the Ambassador try to say he has no idea but the president calls him a liar and if if it should happen they should have given prior notification again the Ambassador says he has no knowledge of this and they may be more games which is a lie the president says he will reply the American ships and aircraft to observe what is going on the Ambassador will transmit a message and tell his superiors what the president has said what but with the different time zones the president will have to wait for a reply when the Ambassador leaves the president comment that it’s like dealing with the mafia bosses he was prosecuted.

CIA HEADQUARTERS
The spy codename CARDINAL is in trouble he has been sent to hospital with pneumonia but the information that he has been sending has not gone though the proper channels and the Russians are on to him judge Moore tells the station chief to lay off and no more enquiries as it is time that the CARDINAL to leave the company.

The U.S.Naval Academy
Skip Tyler gets a message from the Admiral for an appointment at the Pentagon for 19:30 hours that evening.

The White House
The Russian ambassador goes back to the white house and tells the president what are there submarines is now missing the president then tells the Ambassador he hoped they can help improve relations with their two countries by offering assistance of the US Navy in search of the missing some playing on the fact that the US owe the Russians a debt after helping them in a similar crisis. But the Russian ambassador is very reluctant to take Help from The Americans.

The Pentagon
Skip Tyler was sat at the Air Force control centre in the sub basement of the Pentagon he was proud of his programmability and what would have taken some people and months work he had done in 4 days. On a trip to the bathroom for a much needed rest skip learns from an old friend captain Johnny Coleman that the Russians have put a major exercise using the whole northern Sea Fleet.
So he goes back to the computer and with the print outs he makes a phone call he dead heads up a small ramp and eventually fancies where to Vice Admiral Dodge’s corner office and questions his former boss on the movements of the Russian subs so the Admiral take SIM into a second room showing the movement of both the Soviet ships in red and the American allied ships in blue. Skip notices the movements of the Russian submarine do not work as a search and rescue because they are blocking a couple of the ports he can’t tell Dodge exactly so he then tried to ring Dr Ryan but obviously no one knows where Ryan is so then he rings Admiral Greer who then asked him to come to the CIA headquarters

CIA HEADQUARTERS.
Tyler makes into Admiral Greer’s office and asked where Jack is only to be told that he’s away he lock unlock his briefcase and gives grey the information but grey what’s the short version not reams and reams of paper. Showing the computer model he’s been working on.
Admiral Greer then let Tyler ask a few questions. The name of the ship and if she’s at sea then Tyler explains he thinks the red october is going to defect so great else in the truth yes the Russian submarine Red October he’s going to defect but they have no way yet and being able to track her he also tells Tyler that at some point they must give the submarine back but Tyler has a solution that may let them keep the Red October.

The USS Pogy
The USS poguy was 200 miles northwest of Norfolk awaiting the arrival of two Soviet class Alfa submarines the assign mission was to track and Shadow.

The ES Politovskiy
The Politovskiy acoustical signature had been labelled alpha 3 by the Americans although she was really the first alpha a small spindle shaped attack submarine which was capable of reaching 43 knots but her sea trials have come at a cost of several mishaps so ever since that ship has been marked as a bad luck.
And now they are suffering from bad luck as there is a catastrophic loss of coolant in the reactor which forces them to the surface just in front of the US listening posts.

The USS Pogy
On the Pogy here the Politovskiy break the surface of the water.

The ES Politovskiy
On surface the reactor of the Politovskiy still critical begins to rip through spicy texts and finally Falls back below the water sinking to the bottom of the sea.

The Pogy
The men of the American sub a helpless to help their Russian counterparts.

The ES Politovskiy
It takes a full 9 minutes for the Russian sub to fall the Ocean Floor she impact savagely on the hard bottom of the continental shelf and there aircrew ass bed the slow death of asphyxiation.

What I think – It’s a very interesting story line so far it’s not just the normal spy story of one man against the world or one man against whoever this chapter has been all about what goes on in the background. Tyler example of still going through simulation and being told what has happened, and then the Russians and then the unfortunate accidents on the Russian submarine and the Americans been unable to help.

If you have been thank you for reading and as always see you next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Seventh Day

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 Sixth Day -Jack Ryan and Greer are given information by the CIA director himself about a spy they have working in the Soviet shipyards.

On the Red October Ramius thinks may be sending the letter could have been a mistake but Quickly changes his mind, as it Prevents second thoughts.

Jack, Greer and the  CIA director go to the white house and Ryan has to breathe the president all about Red October and it’s new engine then the facts about Ramius and his defection and about want action if any they should take plan they come up with is that someone should try and find the Red October with thw help of the British and that someone should be Jack

THE SEVENTH DAY THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER pages 119- 158

The North Atlantic
Jack is well on his way in one of the bucket seats of Grumman Greyhound ot COD flying through a storm at 5000 feet, Jack hates it but the two pilots were enjoying it, Jack dislikes flying. He his head he Thinks about his previous life as a marine second lieutenant and it only 3 months earlier when you put two helicopter classed on Crete during NATO exercises nearly crippling him for life.

The land but ohly just on the deck of the Kennedy, Jack makes a bolt for the Kennedy’s control tower but that has to wait for Admiral Davenport who just like pilots enjoyed the trip.The whole Kennedy is a mass of steel gun metal grey boxes on top of boxes, Which has Ryan totally confused but not the admiral who leads them to the flag officer quarters.

The Admiral introduces Ryan to add rear Admiral Joshua Painter Ryan and then apologises for dressing as a naval officer because it was a CIA idea and then after Painter calls for food Ryan tells them everything. Painter is not to happy and even less so when Davenport says he would the Kennedy to Locate the Red October and somehow make communication contact with is skipper.

And now somehow keep the thing, Jack is on his way again this time on a Harrier Jump Jet.

The Dallas
The soanar man Jones has been working aways on the unknown contact they made a few days ago and he thinks he knows what it could be so him and his senior officer go talk to Captain Mancuso, Jones has been working on his down time with his own charts, and tapes he’s made the sound is man made not only that but The same acoustical signature as a Russian submarine..

Mancuso lets Jones talk and it all makes Makes sense so Mancuso decides that they will track this Russian submarine and he contacts Norfolk come on base to tell him of what they have found out.

Atlantic Fleet Communications
In Norfolk they get the message the Dallas is requesting to Leave the area of Patrol and investigate the unusual sounding characteristics of the submarine. They are given leave and they set off.

The K. V. Konovalov
200 miles Northeast of the Dallas in the Norwegian sea on the Konovalov Captain Tupolev has tow day old dispatch telling him of Ramius actions, He knows he will have kill Ramius no matter that he was family.

The North Atlantic 
The British Sea Harrier FRS 4 hovered briefly off Kennedy’s port saide as the pilot sized up at landing target. A few minutes later its down and  Tony Parker is helping Ryan into the spare seat. In less that a minute they are back in the air. All the time Ryan is watching the read outs which helps.

They both talk a bit and it turns out they know each other but Ryan says not to tell anyone. They land and Ryan is taken to see Vice Admiral John White, Yet again Ryan the Vice Admiral the mission which is to Locate the Red October And for the British help and assistance they will get access to the same intelligence the Americans have on the ship if and when they are able to stop and locate it.

The Red October
Every two days all the radiation badges of all the crew are checked by Borodin and handed over to Doctor Petrov, he had the whole action down to a science. But today something has gone wrong something very wrong a few of the badgers are contaminated but not by anything in the ship. But in fact two days before they sailed borodin himself contaminated the badges using the doctors own x-ray machine. The doctor calls Ramius Borodin and they go through the motions of finding a leak and reassuring the doctor.

The Pentagon
Deep within one of the officers of the Pentagon lieutenant general Edwin Harris is playing Peacemaker between Admiral Blackburn and Rear Admiral Pete Stafford as all three of them tried to work out the movement of Soviet British and American fleets.

The Red October
Chief engineer Melekhin cleaned the reactor components before the starting to check for the leak watched by Ramius, Petrov, the engineering officer and one of the young the tenants three of the officers are carrying Geiger counters. All the readings are in the normal range but the chief engineer makes them do it again from the beginning.An hour later that second check has been completed. still nothing Just the contaminated badges.

What I think – Well its haavy going there is a lot to take in and lot you can miss if your not careful, The whole Jones checking the acoustical signature was simple and easy to follow but then you get bogged down by the background on the harrier pilot and the fact that he knows Ryan and there is whole bit about shooting trip. So how each person works out want and why the people around are doing something.

If you have been thank you for reading and as always see you next week for the next chapter.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Sixth Day

The following blog has Spoilers for the Tom Clanitsbook 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 Fifth Day – In Moscow Admiral Yuri Ihch Padorin get the letter from the Red October which sets all of Ramis plans, So Padorin calls Admiral Govshkow.

The Dallas after the war games with the british, is now reporting the traffic moving in and out of Red Route One, Jones the sonar tec hears something he knows is not right he tells both the first officer and the captian, it sounds like ‘water being pushed though a pipe’ they tell him to run it though the computer which tells him the sound its just magama displacemet.

Back in the CIA Greer and Ryan now have information the Russians now have all their ships/subs at they have no idea why but know is not a sea trairs. Rayn now has to stay a extra day trying to work out why.

THE SIXTH DAY, WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER  pages 91- 118

CIA Headquarters
Ryan and Greer are in the officer of the director of Central Intelligence Arthur Moore, They each have a copy of the WILLOW docment from an angent called CARDINAL is Jack is not to sure about (what this infromation is we are never told we just get the history of CARDINAL.

Reykjanes Ridge
As the Red October head southwest Ramius thinks about his crew perhaps the letter has been a mistake, No it prevented second thoughts

The White House
Judge Moore takes Jack to the White House and the Situation Room a hand of people Jack has talked with before,everyone tells Jack not be nervous and to relax and the president walks in the door everyone stands.

And then they turn to Jack his briefing is about the recent Soviet navel activity in the North Atlantic sea.

Ryan then goes on to give them detailed specifications and the history of the Red October and her captain then telling about seeking a second opinion on the bow doors from Mr Oliver W. Tyler and now thanks to extra intelligence they know that Ramius has sent a letter and that as the whole Soviet Navy move out.

In simple words the Russians are trying to locate Red October and if necessary to sink her, So what happens when they reach our coast is the question. Ryan believes that Ramius wants to defect. It not about a Preemptive strike on anybody because around me is could have released his missiles five days ago a still hit 

The question now becomes why and is just him or the whole 110 men, so after a lot of back and forth its worked that its just the officers how many who knows but the rest of the crew wouldn’t know and just be following along.

So what do we do The president asks Ryan his simple answer is we grab her, and is back up the judge Whether the whole thing is some kind of elaborate hoax by the soviets or it is true ramius is trying to defect action must be taken.

it comes down to action they can take they will want the sub back her people to, they could call it a quarantine inspection, check her for seaworthiness, but they are getting a head of thereselves frist they need to find her and for that they need help.

The British have a carrier out there to help, Admiral Greer will go to England and ask nicely as for telling their people they needed to be told just in case. And some needs to talk to the Soviets once they get into open water.

The meeting ends and Ryan is about to leave when Moore ask him to step to one side the President wants Jack to fly out to the British carrier so he can be a civilian point of view. Ryan is not happy about put as the President points out Jack knows the history of the thing.

CIA HEADQUARTERS
Moore and Jack head back to CIA,Jack is given naval Commander uniform as cover with all the usual ribbons, the whole thing is given the codename, MANDOLIN Jack thinks Halloween would be better.

What I Think – And we’re off Jack on his way to sea and the CIA are asking for help from the british, nice and simple what I didn’t need was the whole history and life story of the spy the CIA had in Russia, and then only finding out about the information four or five pages later. I had read to same page three times just to make sure I hadn’t miss something. We know Ramuis Motivation and we don’t need him second guessing himself for two pages.

If you have been thank you for reading and as always see you next week for the next chapter.