Book review

The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

I thoroughly enjoyed the thread Dean weaves through the rise of the CIA, its big personalities, high tech, and tradecraft.

As the nation realized its decade-long dream of reaching the moon, the CIA undertook another near-impossible goal of recovering a Soviet nuclear sub three miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, all under the cover of a fake Howard Hughes-backed undersea mining operation.

★★★★★