Blind Man's Bluff Author:Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, Annette Lawrence Drew No espionage missions have been kept more secret than those involving American submarines. Now, Blind Man's Bluff shows for the first time how the Navy sent submarines wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial underwater telephone cables. It unveils how the Navy's own negligence might have been responsible for... more » the loss of the USS Scorpion, a submarine that disappeared, all hands lost, thirty years ago. It tells the complete story of the audacious attempt to steal a Soviet submarine with the help of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and how it was doomed from the start. And it reveals how the Navy used the comforting notion of deep sea rescue vehicles to hide operations that were more James Bond than Jacques Cousteau.Blind Man's Bluff contains an unforgettable array of characters, including the cowboy sub commander who brazenly outraced torpedoes and couldn't resist sneaking up to within feet of unaware enemy subs. It takes us inside clandestine Washington meetings where top submarine captains briefed presidents and where the espionage war was planned one sub and one dangerous encounter at a time. Stretching from the years immediately after World War II to the present-day operations of the Clinton Administration, it is an epic story of daring and deception. A magnificent achievement in investigative reporting, it feels like a spy thriller, but with one important difference'everything in it is true. Read by Tony Roberts.« less
Enthralling real-life stories of American submarine spying that reads as if torn from the pages of "Red October". A compelling account of one of the great secrets of the cold war - the undersea spying that put so many American and Soviet lives at risk.
Blind Man's Bluff looks at one of the hottest theaters of the Cold War era - how sumarines have been used by both the Navy and CIA to gather intelligence and launch covert operations. Few readers will have heard these exploits described in such detail before.
All the excitement and intrigue of a Tom Clancy novel, only it's all real. Reveals many details ignored, glossed over, or previously not publicly disseminated about the risky business of gathering information during the Cold War from under the sea, and sometimes directly under the keel, of the Soviet Navy.