‘The centrality of Nixon and Helms to so many pivotal moments in history.’

Book List on Scorpion’s Dance:

“As the Senate Intelligence Committee prodded the CIA over all sorts of issues, including the JFK assassination and attempts on the life of Fidel Castro, Helms became increasingly defensive of his agency’s conduct over the years. The centrality of Nixon and Helms to so many pivotal moments in history makes Morley’s revelations about their sparring even more intriguing.”

From Scorpions’ Dance.

“What I want, what I want, Dick,” Nixon rasped, “regarding any understanding, regarding any information, I do not want any information, that comes in from you on these delicate and sensitive subjects, to go to anybody outside . . .”

Helms said nothing

“This is my information, me and you,” Nixon said. “Ehrlichman will be my ears.”

Helms, the butler of espionage, spoke for the first time. He limited himself to one word.

“Exactly.”

[You can read Scorpions’ Dance before anyone else: Pre-order here in time for June 7 publication date.]

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