The Cardinal of the Kremlin Author:Tom Clancy The Cardinal of the Kremlin shows Tom Clancy at the top of his form - the phenomenal new novel by the author of Red Storm Rising. — Tom Clancy has taken us on a hunt for a renegade submarine, into an astonishing scenario for World War III, and to the frontlines of terrorism. Now he looks to the skies and one of the most remarkable technological ... more »competitions of our time - the race to develop "Star Wars."
In a rolling sea off the coast of South America, a target disappears in a puff of green light. In the Soviet hills of Dushanbe near the Afghanistan border, an other-worldly array of pillars and domes rises into the night. To the two greatest nations on earth, no contest is more urgent than the race to build the first Star Wars missile defense system, and no one knows that more than the two men charged with assessing the Soviets' capabilities: Colonel Mikhail Filitov of the Soviet Union, an old-line warrior distrusted by the army's new inner circle of technocrats, and CIA analyst Jack Ryan, her of the Red October affair.« less