– Ed Offley, Author of Scorpion Down,
The Burning Shore & Turning the Tide
AN EXCITING LOOK INTO COLD WAR SUBMARINE ESPIONAGE...I WAS COMPLETELY RIVETED TO THE BOOK’S SUSPENSE AND ACTION...AMAZINGLY BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO READ ABOUT ISOLATED, UNDERWATER HAND-TO-HAND BATTLES THAT TOOK PLACE IN SECRET DURING THE COLD WAR...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
– Navy Captain Kathleen Hoff
​Arctic Explorer
ROBERT WILLISCROFT HAS PRODUCED QUITE A SEA STORY, A COLORFUL AND ENJOYABLE WORK THAT EXPLAINS ONE OF THE LITTLE-KNOWN SUCCESSES OF THE COLD WAR, WITH PLENTY OF FASCINATING DETAIL ABOUT SUBMARINE AND DIVING OPERATIONS.  
– Tom Bowman
​NPR Pentagon reporter
COLD WAR VETERANS WILL LOVE THIS EXCITING SUBMARINE ADVENTURE! DR. WILLISCROFT BRINGS READERS ALONG FOR A THRILLING ODYSSEY IN WHICH ENGAGING CHARACTERS EXPERIENCE THE DANGER, PASSION AND COMPLEXITY OF THE UNDERWATER WARRIOR'S WORLD!
– Captain Don Walsh USN, PhD
​USN Submersible Pilot #1
Officer in Charge Bathyscaph Trieste, 1959-1962

OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES ACTION-ADVENTURE STORIES ABOUT SUBMARINES AND DIVING HAVE BECOME A POPULAR GENRE.  TOM CLANCY AND CLIVE CUSSLER COME TO MIND AS EXEMPLARS.  BUT ROBERT WILLISCROFT REALLY RAISES THE BAR WITH THIS BOOK.  NOT ONLY IS HE AN OUTSTANDING WRITER BUT HE IS ALSO A 'DOER,' HAVING PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENTS DESCRIBED IN OPERATION IVY BELLS.

PRAISE for OPERATION IVY BELLS

A GREAT STORY...THE AUTHOR HAS DONE THE ESSENTIAL, CRAFTING A NARRATIVE THAT YANKED ME OUT OF MY SEAT LIKE THE BIG SQUID! I WAS GRABBED!!! THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL A BREAK-OUT BOOK...
Martin H. Bloom, President
The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles

OPERATION IVY BELLS

– Marc Weitz, Past President
​The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles

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MAGNIFICENTLY WRITTEN! A POWERFUL AND RIVETING ACCOUNT OF THE COLD WAR FOUGHT BENEATH THE OCEANS BY THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS ENEMIES. BRISTLES WITH THE SAME HAIR-RAISING AUTHENTICITY THAT LAUNCHED "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER" TO WORLD NOTORIETY. THE FACTUAL AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ARE SO REALISTIC THEY SUBMERGE YOU DEEP IN THE OCEAN DEPTHS AND MAKE YOU FEEL A 
PART OF THE SUB'S CREW ON A REMARKABLE MISSION TOLD BY VETERAN SUBMARINER, ROBERT WILLISCROFT, WHO DETAILS AN ALMOST UNIMAGINABLE WAR OF NERVES UNDER THE MOST TRYING CONDITIONS, AND OF THE MEN WHO POSSESS THE INCREDIBLE CAPABILITIES TO CARRY OUT THIS MISSION.