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 Universe Books

The Hunt for Red October (By:Tom Clancy)(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Patriot Games (By:Tom Clancy)(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (By:Tom Clancy)(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clear and Present Danger (By:Tom Clancy)(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sum of All Fears (By:Tom Clancy)(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Without Remorse (By:Tom Clancy)(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Debt of Honor (By:Tom Clancy)(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Executive Orders (By:Tom Clancy)(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rainbow Six (By:Tom Clancy)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bear and the Dragon (By:Tom Clancy)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Rabbit (By:Tom Clancy)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Teeth of the Tiger (By:Tom Clancy)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead or Alive (By:Tom Clancy,Grant Blackwood)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Locked On (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Threat Vector (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Command Authority (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Support and Defend (By: Mark Greaney)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Full Force and Effect (By: Mark Greaney)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under Fire (By: Grant Blackwood)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Commander-in-Chief (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Duty and Honor (By: Grant Blackwood)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
True Faith and Allegiance (By: Mark Greaney)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Point of Contact (By: Mike Maden)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power and Empire (By: Marc Cameron)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Line of Sight (By: Mike Maden)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oath of Office (By: Marc Cameron)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enemy Contact (By: Mike Maden)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Code of Honor (By: Marc Cameron)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firing Point (By: Mike Maden)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Dragon (By: Marc Cameron)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Target Acquired (By: Don Bentley)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chain of Command (By: Marc Cameron)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zero Hour (By: Don Bentley)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Winter (By: Marc Cameron)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flash Point (By: Don Bentley)(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weapons Grade (By: Don Bentley)(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Command and Control (By: Marc Cameron)(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Act of Defiance (By: Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson)(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Defense Protocol (By: Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson)(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Jack Ryan Universe Books

Without Remorse (By:Tom Clancy)(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Patriot Games (By:Tom Clancy)(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Rabbit (By:Tom Clancy)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hunt for Red October (By:Tom Clancy)(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Winter (By: Marc Cameron)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (By:Tom Clancy)(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clear and Present Danger (By:Tom Clancy)(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sum of All Fears (By:Tom Clancy)(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Debt of Honor (By:Tom Clancy)(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Executive Orders (By:Tom Clancy)(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rainbow Six (By:Tom Clancy)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bear and the Dragon (By:Tom Clancy)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Teeth of the Tiger (By:Tom Clancy)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead or Alive (By:Tom Clancy,Grant Blackwood)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Locked On (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Threat Vector (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Command Authority (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Support and Defend (By: Mark Greaney)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Full Force and Effect (By: Mark Greaney)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under Fire (By: Grant Blackwood)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Commander-in-Chief (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Duty and Honor (By: Grant Blackwood)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
True Faith and Allegiance (By: Mark Greaney)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Point of Contact (By: Mike Maden)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power and Empire (By: Marc Cameron)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Line of Sight (By: Mike Maden)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oath of Office (By: Marc Cameron)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enemy Contact (By: Mike Maden)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Code of Honor (By: Marc Cameron)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firing Point (By: Mike Maden)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Dragon (By: Marc Cameron)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Target Acquired (By: Don Bentley)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chain of Command (By: Marc Cameron)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zero Hour (By: Don Bentley)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flash Point (By: Don Bentley)(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weapons Grade (By: Don Bentley)(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Command and Control (By: Marc Cameron)(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Act of Defiance (By: Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson)(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Defense Protocol (By: Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson)(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jack Ryan and Jack Ryan Jr. / Campus series combined.

Notes: Dead or Alive and Under Fire were co-authored by Grant Blackwood. Every novel from Locked On until True Faith and Allegiance was co-authored by Mark Greaney. Point of Contact was written by Mike Maden. Power and Empire and Oath of Office were written by Marc Cameron.

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10 Responses to “Order of Jack Ryan/John Clark Books”

  1. Ed: 9 months ago

    How many John Clark novels are there? I read the the Without Remorse novel. What’s the next book. Does if follow closely to the first one?

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  2. Angela Goodin: 1 year ago

    What about Red Storm Rising?

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    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      It’s not part of this series so not listed here.

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  3. Eddie Graham: 3 years ago

    I don’t see Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit listed in the published or chronological order of Jack Ryan books by all authors’. Why?

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Eddie – it’s because there is no such book.

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  4. Dave C.: 10 years ago

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

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    • Mavus62: 7 years ago

      it’s the 16th novel in the series

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      • Rachel: 2 years ago

        Where does chain of command and zero hour fall in the chronological ordering ?

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        • Graeme: 2 years ago

          Sorry not sure why they weren’t showing up on the chrono list. I believe they are the last two currently as per their publication order from my research.

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  5. Kelvin: 10 years ago

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

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