I’m sorry, what book is this now? Sounds like a must read.
“Silent Coup” by Colodny and Gettlin. There’s an online version in a link up the thread.
The authors, who identified themselves as political liberals, had intended to create a “harmony of the Watergate memoirs”.
They took all of the accounts of Watergate and sought to find the common thread that ran through them all. They asked John Dean to assist them.
There’s a lot of fascinating background details that had been obscured by the larger story, details like the Joint Chief’s spy inside the White House.
Another was the prostitution ring that had been operating from a desk inside the DNC Watergate offices, the very office that the Watergate burglars entered. And the very desk they were tasked with burglarizing.
The authors began noticing problems with Dean’s account of Watergate, where Dean differed from the other accounts. When they questioned Dean about it he rebuffed them.
Eventually they were drawn to the conclusion that the Watergate break in had been orchestrated solely by John Dean for his own purposes.
Dean’s hot blonde wife Mo had a connection to that desk in the DNC headquarters. When she began dating Dean she had been working as a call girl and her picture and contact info were in an ‘escort service’ book in that desk.
Her picture & info had been removed when she hooked up with Dean, but sometime later it was replaced as a sort of prank. When Mo began to get calls again Dean wanted to put an end to it so he devised a plan to retrieve the book. He told the burglars that Nixon had something for them to do and off they went.