The Jack Ryan/John Clark series is a series of novels by popular American novelist Tom Clancy. The series consists of 15 books over nearly 30 years – three of which have been adapted into films.

The Jack Ryan character made his first appearance in the novel The Hunt for Red October and has appeared in three films played by three different actors – Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger and Ben Affleck in The Sum Of All Fears. John Clark first appeared in The Cardinal of the Kremlin and was portrayed by Liev Schreiber in The Sum of All Fears.

Below is a list of all of the Jack Ryan/John Clark books in both publication order as well as chronological order:

Publication Order of Jack Ryan/John Clark Books


The Hunt for Red October(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patriot Games(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cardinal of the Kremlin(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clear and Present Danger(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sum of All Fears(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Without Remorse(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debt of Honor(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Executive Orders(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow Six(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bear and the Dragon(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Rabbit(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Teeth of the Tiger(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead or Alive(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locked On(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threat Vector(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Jack Ryan/John Clark Books


Without Remorse(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patriot Games(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Rabbit(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunt for Red October(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cardinal of the Kremlin(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clear and Present Danger(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sum of All Fears(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debt of Honor(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Executive Orders(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow Six(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bear and the Dragon(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Teeth of the Tiger(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead or Alive(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locked On(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threat Vector(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Dead or Alive was co-authored by Grant Blackwood. Every novel since Locked On co-authored by Mark Greaney.

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  • Kelvin

    The John Clark character was also in the film “Clear and Present Danger”, and was played by Willem Defoe.

  • Dave C.

    Where does Clancy’s 2013 book “Command Authority” fall chronologically?