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1985: For Jack Ryan, the Cold War is burning hot A top secret F117 aircraft crashes into the Nevada desert. The Nighthawk is the most advanced fighting machine in the world and the Soviets will do anything to get their hands on its secrets. In East Berlin, a mysterious figure contacts the CIA with an incredible offer: invaluable details of his government's espionage plans in return for asylum. With the East German secret police closing in, someone will have to go to behind the Berlin Wall to investigate the potential defector. It's a job Deputy Director James Greer can only trust to one man - Jack Ryan. Ryan is a former Marine and a brilliant CIA analyst, but this time he's in enemy territory with a professional assassin on his tail. Can he get the right answers before the Cold War turns into a Red Winter? Twenty years after Tom Clancy's classic novel Red Rabbit, this is white-knuckle prequel introduces a never-before-seen Jack Ryan at the beginning of his career.