All the Jack Ryan Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Vote up the best Jack Ryan books.

Over the course of 12 books, fans watched Jack Ryan grow from a CIA analyst to United States president, all while thwarting any and all attempts to threaten the country's safety. Fans of patriotic narratives packed with action and adventure no doubt have opinions on the best Jack Ryan books. The stories can inspire pride in one's country and a sense of duty, dedication, and hope. If you're a fan of the all-American hero, you'll have a chance to select the finest works in the Tom Clancy series! Below, you'll find every Jack Ryan book ranked best to worst! 

With so many great books in the Jack Ryan series, it's hard to pick just one for the top spotThe Hunt for Red October remains a venerable fan favorite and was made into a film in 1990 with Alec Baldwin portraying the well-known character. Clear and Present Danger finds Jack Ryan moving up in the world of the CIA as he takes a position as the agency's acting deputy director. These, and other titles, are listed below. Scroll through this list and vote up the highest quality installments in the series. 

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    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Subjects: Cold War, Espionage, Adventure, United States of America
    • Genres (Book): Techno-thriller, Suspense, Children's literature, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Subjects: Espionage, Adventure, United States of America
    • Genres (Book): Thriller, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Subjects: Espionage, Adventure, United States of America
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Executive Orders
    4
    32 votes
    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Subjects: Espionage
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Patriot Games
    5
    61 votes
    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Subjects: Espionage, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Children's literature, Thriller, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Debt of Honor
    6
    30 votes
    • Author: Tom Clancy
    • Subjects: Espionage, United States of America
    • Genres (Book): Thriller, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language