Does anyone else like to pick apart the plot in books and movies? I do. One movie that they have been running almost endlessly on cable is The Hunt for Red October, which is a favorite of mine. But one thing in the plot that really grabbed my attention was the bit about Jonesy, the SONAR man. Here we have a first strike weapon - the Soviet submarine Red October - propelled by a magnetohydrodynamic drive, that will almost certainly ignite WWIII because of its stealthy silence. It can't be detected by US subs. So in the interest of world peace, the good Captain Marko Ramius, of the Soviet Union, betrays his nation, throws away his career, and with his secret weapon, defects to the US and saves the world by restoring the balance of power. If this sub was such a great threat to world peace, then how is it that during its maiden voyage, a low level US SONAR man is able to not only detect the sub, but also track it?