Retired Admiral William H. McRaven was involved in high profile special operations missions, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.
He narrates the audiobook skillfully. I felt as though I was sitting in my living room hearing Admiral McRaven tell tales that made me feel great pride in being an American. Uplifting and highly recommended.
After the KGB was tipped off to Gordievsky’s work with the British, the KGB recalled him to Moscow for interrogation. Miraculously, with the help of the British, he managed to escape to London by car via Finland and Norway. His escape is gripping reading. I still can’t believe the escape plan succeeded. Macintyre’s writing is excellent. He makes every word count.
Ben Macintyre writes for The Times of London and is the author of other espionage books including A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes.