William E. Dempsey, Author
Betrayal at Bahia de los Cochinos
The Navy selects veteran destroyer skipper, Fred Schmidt, for a top-secret vwithdrawal of American forces.
Abandoned, Stafford and the exile army must fend for themselves. Schmidt attacks a Soviet submarine to draw attention to the situation, while the Stafford trio attempt to evade Cuban forces and escape across the island to the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay.
A board of inquiry awaits Schmidt, while Stafford and his two men face a firing squad if captured.
Chief Gunner’s Mate Mike Stafford is back in action as President Kennedy faces Premier Nikita Khrushchev over the installation of Soviet nuclear ballistic missiles in Cuba.
Stafford teams up with Chief Boatswain’s Mate Paul Jones in a series of exploits aboard the destroyer Boyington. The ship’s mission is to find Soviet submarines, enforce the U.S. quarantine of Cuba, and after the Soviets agree to remove the missiles, monitor their departure from the island.
Mike rescues a downed aircraft copilot; becomes a hostage with his inspection team aboard a Soviet transport ship in danger of sinking; and, with Jones’s help, investigates an act of sabotage. Jones searches the dark alleys of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico for a missing crewman.
Deception at San Cristobal
The CIA recruits retired Navy Chief Mike Stafford to determine if Castro has concealed nuclear missiles after Khrushchev agreed to remove all of them from Cuba.
Mike and Agent Félix Molina infiltrate Cuba, and begin the search with the help of friends, María Lopez and Juan Mendoza. After several weeks and many narrow escapes, they complete the mission, including the rescue of María’s cousin, Pedro Lopez, imprisoned by Castro for the past four years. But Mike, Félix, and Pedro’s attempt to escape through Czechoslovakia proves harrowing.
They make it home, but the CIA sends Mike and Félix back to aid the anti-Castro underground by setting up a communications system. They do so, and then attempt to help María and Juan in a risky escape from Cuba.
Che's Last Stand
In 1965, Fidel Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara launch an effort to spread communism around the world. The CIA dispatches Mike Stafford and Félix Molina to disrupt their plans.
Che selects the Belgian Congo, where a simmering insurrection makes it ripe for takeover. The government hires legendary mercenary leader, “Mad Mike” Hoare, to put down the revolution, but he lacks matériel and operable intelligence. Enter the CIA. Mike and Félix obtain the required assets and join Hoare in crushing the insurrection and driving Che out of Africa.
Che resurfaces in Bolivia hoping for an easy victory, but the CIA men remain on his tail. They chase him for six months, finally cornering him where Bolivian Rangers administer the coup de gras. Fidel’s grand strategy dies at Che’s Last Stand.