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Patriot Games is the second book in the Jack Ryan series, and a prequel to The Hunt For the Red October.

Ex-Marine and historian Jack Ryan is on a working vacation with his wife and daughter when he witnesses Irish terrorists attack the Prince and Princess of Wales. Ryan springs into action and kills one terrorist and captures the other. Ryan is hailed as a hero, but soon finds himself a target of the Ulster Liberation Army. In particular, Sean Miller, the terroris he captured.

Made into a film starring Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Harris, Patrick Bergin, Ann Archer, and Thora Birch.

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