Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews and then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it the perfect yarn.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.
Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINALAmerica's highest agent in the Kremlinand 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. Here is author Tom Clancy’s heart-stopping masterpiece. A riveting novel of the most important issue of our time.
“Clancy’s done it again!”—New York Daily News
“Cardinal excites, illuminates…a real page-turner.”—Los Angeles Daily News
“Fast and fascinating.”—Chicago Tribune