Two men face off against an all-powerful navyand the fate of the oceans most majestic creatures hangs in the balance. A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans. Bob Woodward War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navys best-kept secrets a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity soundand drives whales onto beaches.
As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth. When Balcomb and Reynolds team up to expose the truth behind an epidemic of mass strandings, the stage is set for an epic battle that pits admirals against activists, rogue submarines against weaponized dolphins, and national security against the need to safeguard the ocean environment.
Waged in secret military labs and the nations highest court, War of the Whales is a real-life thriller that combines the best of legal drama, natural history, and military intrigue.