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)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patriot Games (By:Tom Clancy) (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (By:Tom Clancy) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clear and Present Danger (By:Tom Clancy) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sum of All Fears (By:Tom Clancy) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Without Remorse (By:Tom Clancy) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debt of Honor (By:Tom Clancy) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Executive Orders (By:Tom Clancy) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow Six (By:Tom Clancy) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bear and the Dragon (By:Tom Clancy) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Rabbit (By:Tom Clancy) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Teeth of the Tiger (By:Tom Clancy) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead or Alive (By:Tom Clancy,Grant Blackwood) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locked On (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threat Vector (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command Authority (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Support and Defend (By: Mark Greaney) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Force and Effect (By: Mark Greaney) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under Fire (By: Grant Blackwood) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Commander-in-Chief (By: Mark Greaney) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duty and Honor (By: Grant Blackwood) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Faith and Allegiance (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Point of Contact (By: Mike Maden) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power and Empire (By: Marc Cameron) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Line of Sight (By: Mike Maden) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oath of Office (By: Marc Cameron) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy Contact (By: Mike Maden) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Code of Honor (By: Marc Cameron) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firing Point (By: Mike Maden) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of the Dragon (By: Marc Cameron) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Target Acquired (By: Don Bentley) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chain of Command (By:Tom Clancy,Marc Cameron) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Jack Ryan Universe Books

Without Remorse (By:Tom Clancy)(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patriot Games (By:Tom Clancy)(1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Rabbit (By:Tom Clancy)(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunt for Red October (By:Tom Clancy)(1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (By:Tom Clancy)(1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clear and Present Danger (By:Tom Clancy)(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sum of All Fears (By:Tom Clancy)(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debt of Honor (By:Tom Clancy)(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Executive Orders (By:Tom Clancy)(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow Six (By:Tom Clancy)(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bear and the Dragon (By:Tom Clancy)(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Teeth of the Tiger (By:Tom Clancy)(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead or Alive (By:Tom Clancy,Grant Blackwood)(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locked On (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threat Vector (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command Authority (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Support and Defend (By: Mark Greaney)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Force and Effect (By: Mark Greaney)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under Fire (By: Grant Blackwood)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Commander-in-Chief (By: Mark Greaney)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duty and Honor (By: Grant Blackwood)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Faith and Allegiance (By:Mark Greaney,Tom Clancy)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Point of Contact (By: Mike Maden)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power and Empire (By: Marc Cameron)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Line of Sight (By: Mike Maden)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oath of Office (By: Marc Cameron)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy Contact (By: Mike Maden)(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Code of Honor (By: Marc Cameron)(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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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5 Responses to “Order of Jack Ryan/John Clark Books”

  1. Eddie Graham: 8 months 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: 8 months ago

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

      Reply

  2. Dave C.: 8 years ago

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

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    • Mavus62: 4 years ago

      it’s the 16th novel in the series

      Reply

  3. Kelvin: 8 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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