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Hazardous Duty (Presidential Agent Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

Unabridged, 8 CDs, 10 hours

Read by Scott Brick

The spectacular new book in New York Times-bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin's Honor Bound saga of World War II espionage.

Wars come to an end. But then new ones begin. Just weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS find themselves up to their necks in battles every bit as fierce as the ones just ended. The first is political-the very survival of the OSS, with every department from Treasury to War to the FBI grabbing for its covert agents and assets. The second is on a much grander scale-the possible next world war, against Joe Stalin and his voracious ambitions. To get a jump on the latter, Frade has been conducting a secret operation, one of great daring-and great danger-but to conduct it and not be discovered, he and his men must walk a perilously dark line. One slip, and everyone becomes a casualty of war.

Review:

"Bestseller Griffin's unusual eighth Presidential Agent novel (after 2011's Covert Warriors), his third with son Butterworth, is sure to catch regular readers off balance. President Joshua Ezekiel Clendennen wants series hero Lt. Col. Carlos 'Charley' G. Castillo and his team to resolve the wars against the Mexican drug traffickers and the Somali pirates. Meanwhile, members of the president's cabinet and other top Washington officials, who have long suspected that the president is crazy, agree that this overly ambitious policy decision shows that Clendennen is 'absolutely bonkers, as mad as the legendary March hare.' Charley, who's about to marry Susanna Barlow (formerly Svetlana 'Sweaty' Alekseeva of the Russian secret service), has no inclination to become involved in the president's wild scheme. How he and the other series regulars deal with this thorny problem takes up the rest of the book. If Griffin's many fans wonder what their favorite author is up to with these amusing, sometimes silly, hijinks, he explains all in a short afterword. Agent: Robert Youdelman, Rember & Curtis." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Colonel Charley Castillo is back in action..

Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. Chaos reigns…

back in the fight.

The President has had enough—he needs to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band of fighters and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that might be impossible. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillos guts, having had him forcibly retired from the military. And Castillos men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is becoming mentally unbalanced.

How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: it will be hazardous duty.

Synopsis:

The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.

M exican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea—to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillos guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillos men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable—the word “nutcake” has been mentioned.

How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty.

About the Author

W.E.B. Griffin is the author of six bestselling series.
William E. Butterworth IV has worked closely with his father for a decade, and is the coauthor of several previous books with him, most recently Covert Warriors and The Spymasters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399160677
Author:
Griffin, W E B
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Author:
Brick, Scott
Author:
Griffin, W. E. B.
Author:
Butterworth, William E.
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
War
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Presidential Agent Novel
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 464 pages Putnam Adult - English 9780399160677 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Griffin's unusual eighth Presidential Agent novel (after 2011's Covert Warriors), his third with son Butterworth, is sure to catch regular readers off balance. President Joshua Ezekiel Clendennen wants series hero Lt. Col. Carlos 'Charley' G. Castillo and his team to resolve the wars against the Mexican drug traffickers and the Somali pirates. Meanwhile, members of the president's cabinet and other top Washington officials, who have long suspected that the president is crazy, agree that this overly ambitious policy decision shows that Clendennen is 'absolutely bonkers, as mad as the legendary March hare.' Charley, who's about to marry Susanna Barlow (formerly Svetlana 'Sweaty' Alekseeva of the Russian secret service), has no inclination to become involved in the president's wild scheme. How he and the other series regulars deal with this thorny problem takes up the rest of the book. If Griffin's many fans wonder what their favorite author is up to with these amusing, sometimes silly, hijinks, he explains all in a short afterword. Agent: Robert Youdelman, Rember & Curtis." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Colonel Charley Castillo is back in action..

Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. Chaos reigns…

back in the fight.

The President has had enough—he needs to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band of fighters and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that might be impossible. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillos guts, having had him forcibly retired from the military. And Castillos men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is becoming mentally unbalanced.

How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: it will be hazardous duty.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.

M exican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea—to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillos guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillos men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable—the word “nutcake” has been mentioned.

How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty.

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