The Cardinal of the Kremlin
by Tom Clancy
Book #4 in the Jack Ryan series (1988)
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.
Mikhail Filitov is a war hero and Red Army Colonel, but his CIA code name is “Cardinal.” A chance encounter in a Moscow subway leads the KGB to begin a hunt–for the spy in top echelons of power.
From the author of “Clear and Present Danger,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “Red Storm Rising,” enter a world of high-wire, high-tech international intrigue that reaches from the bloody dust of Afghanistan to the use of lasers in space.
The US and the USSR are negotiating a treaty that could lead to war–or peace–while their secret espionage armies are locked in the ultimate struggle. What the Cardinal knows could change the course of history. What a maverick CIA man named Ryan must do is outduel the KGB–and bring the Cardinal out alive!
Here is author Tom Clancy’s heart-stopping masterpiece. A riveting novel of the most important issue of our time.