©1998 Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew; (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers
"Enthralling." (Kirkus Reviews)
"This is the kind of non-fiction that drives people like me crazy. Why? Because it's almost impossible to make up stuff this good." (John Weisman, author of the Rogue Warrior series)
This book amazed me and gave me insight on how much we really did to win the cold war....we were by far more involved that I ever imagined...
Straight up, it's exciting, heartbreaking, and amazing!
You MUST listen to this book!
It presented facts from different sources that brought the story of the Glomar Explorer and K129 into very sharp focus.
There are really no identifiable characters in that this is a true story of SPY vs SPY in the major leagues.
Story was well read but would benefit from sme perceptive editing.
My schedule did not allow this but I would certainly have done so if I could.
Should be read with Scorpion Down to see the entire picture of the the intelligence capabilities and use of subs.
Great book, well read. As a member of the silent service, I listened to those before us and enjoyed the history.
... it is more like a set of story pieces from the 60 year history of the use of subs in military intelligence gathering.... and less like a truly connected tale (or even history). The book basically lacks an arc. Also, the audiobook is abridged, and I think the connectivity across the years may get further disjointed as a result. Lastly, at almost every step it seemd as if both the author(s) and the narrator tried too hard to interject slightly heightened (yet transparent) drama whenever possible.
My father worked on some of the missions and projects described in the book. So it's pretty amazing to imagine what that must have been like.
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