A Cold War disaster that took ninety-nine lives, and was denied for forty years. What really happened to the USS Scorpion?
May 1968: An American submarine is sent to investigate suspicious Soviet ships gathered in the mid-Atlantic. No one aboard the USS Scorpion was aware of the trap they rode into – that the Soviets planned revenge for the mysterious sinking of a Russian sub two months before… or that a traitor has been supplying the KGB with the US Navy’s top-secret codes.
In this thrilling story that portray the human side of a naval tragedy that was officially denied for forty years, veteran submariner and bestselling author Kenneth Sewell chronicles the astounding true events behind the demise of the USS Scorpion.
Kenneth R. Sewell is a nuclear engineer and a US Navy veteran who spent five years aboard the USS Parche, a fast attack submarine that was the Navy’s most decorated ship. The USS Parche conducted a number of special operations. In addition to All Hands Down, he is the author of the New York Times bestseller Red Star Rogue, and Blind Man’s Bluff. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Jerome Preisler is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy’s Power Plays series. His musings and reflections about baseball appear in “Deep in the Red,” a bi-weekly column that runs throughout baseball season on the New York Yankees YES Network Online. A native New Yorker, he divides his time between New York City and Maine.