The Cardinal of the Kremlin - Tom Clancy

The Cardinal of the Kremlin

By Tom Clancy

  • Release Date: 1988-05-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 981 Ratings


In this electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Tom Clancy, a silent war between the USA and Russia will decide the fate of the world—and Jack Ryan is behind enemy lines.

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other is the one American who can save CARDINAL and lead the world to the brink of peace...or war.


  • Best Clancy Novel

    By lakodha
    the story has all the Jack Ryan characters in their prime, but the most intriguing aspect of the book is the Soviet main character, the setting is the cold war period of the 80s, breathtaking excitement, intrigue, plot twists and turns, and a remarkable insight on warriors, spies, bureaucrats, ideologies, and love. Amazing Read
  • Great read

    By Rickybobby3344
    Tom Clancy books tell a great story.
  • Better

    By K508
    Better than Red October
  • Cardinal of the Kremlin

    By shoal papa
    A very good read. I was never bored because there was always something new happening. The characters were realistic and their roles were very well developed. Fun to read.
  • I've read it three times... Always a page turner!

    By Iarzac
    One of Clancy's best spy thrillers. Set at the height of the Cold War with the tension and suspense to match... Even though I know what's going to happen, I enjoy this book immensely for its immersive prose, just like if you were there. A classic...
  • One of the more unheralded Clancy books...

    By CaptainDawg
    But a great read. Great suspense and a glimpse into the world of spies in the cold war.
  • Classic

    By Scott Stetson
    A great read even in these days.