Red Storm Rising is a terrific war novel, set in a fiction Third World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Not apart of the Ryan-verse so this is a rare one off from Clancy. So it is as good as place as any to delve into Tom Clancy to see what his writing is like without having to worry about continuity. It is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it!
I own all of Clancy's novels in Hardcover, however was unable to find Red Storm Rising for a decent price, so I went with the audio cd instead. Michael Prichard who narrates most/ if not all Clancy books is perfect for the role. His voice is perfectly suited for this genre.