There is mystery and speculation about the real reason for the Watergate break-in. On that memorable June 17, 1972, the DNC offices at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. were broken into by five men under the direction and control of Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, members of the Special Investigations Unit or “plumbers.” It was a vast project aimed at gathering dirt on the Democrats and helping President Nixon in his upcoming re-election bid. Of course, Nixon later denied any involvement in the project, but tape recordings of conversations proved that he was involved. He supported the project financially through his re-election fund, which industrialist Howard Hughes heavily backed.
Delta Tango presents us with the true story behind the gold-lined curtains in the darkest halls of the White House in The Watergate Spies, a novel thrillingly told by the author. The Cuban-exiled double agent and member of the “plumbers” who tapped the offices of the DNC several times is one of the few who know what really happened. It began long ago in the younger Fidel Castro’s Cuba and with the visit of an unsuspecting family, the Lovejoys, to Washington DC.
The plot unravels little by little, with impressive chapters that depict the aftermath of the seven crazy days that shook the capital. A chance encounter between Delta Tango and two children of the Lovejoys, who are about to lose their parents, is the flame that ignites the wick of intrigue around a code that could change everything.
From the plight of health care in D.C. to CIA assassination attempts, from personal grievances to the delicate international affairs between the U.S. and Cuba, The Watergate Spies by Delta Tango has it all and is an excellent read for anyone interested in the real chess game of American politics.
– The Moving Words Review
Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 2, 2023
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