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Honor Bound #7: Empire and Honorby W E B Griffin
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Griffin?s Honor Bound novels have been hailed as ?terrific? (Newark Star-Ledger) and ?immensely entertaining? (Kirkus Reviews), with ?enough derring-do, romance and action to satisfy Griffin?s legions of fans and bring him new ones? (Rocky Mountain News). The new book is his best yet. August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, twenty-four-year-old Cletus Frade has already been involved in a lot of unusual situations, but nothing like the one he?s in now, standing with a German lieutenant colonel named Wilhelm Frogger in a Mississippi prisoner-of-war detention facility. Frade?s job? To help Frogger escape.
Frogger?s parents are in Frade?s custody in Argentina, because of their involvement in a secret German plan to establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in South America, and the younger Frogger has agreed to help find out what they know. Even more important, however, is the secret within the secret. Before he was captured in Africa, Frogger was part of a conspiracy; its goal: to assassinate Adolf Hitler. If the OSS can use his knowledge and connections to nudge that plot along, even just a little bit? they may be able to end this war right now. But Frade is not the only one who knows about the Froggers. Even as he stands there in Mississippi, a troop of Germans and Argentinians, led by a Colonel Juan Perón, is on its way to kill the parents and, after them, Frade himself. His career in the OSS may have been brief?but it may just be about to be over. Filled with the special flair that Griffin?s fans have come to expect, The Honor of Spies is another rousing adventure from one of our finest storytellers.
"Bestseller Griffin's seventh Honor Bound book, co-written with son Butterworth like the previous entry, 2011's Victory and Honor, continues the series' tradition of bringing espionage's shadow wars to vivid life. Though WWII is over, the pressure on OSS Lt. Col. Cletus Frade is not, due to Operation Phoenix, a long-festering Nazi contingency plan against wartime defeat that aims to establish South American bases from which to launch the Reich's resurrection. U.S. intelligence becomes concerned that U-boats are bringing weapons-grade uranium to conspirators waiting in Argentina to carry on Hitler's legacy. Frade launches a covert op, which Truman 'could not have ordered' (to preserve plausible deniability), to prevent the makings of a nuclear weapon from reaching the wrong hands. The pages fly by as the authors mix action and intrigue with a fascinating look at Juan PerÃ³n and the Argentina of 1945. Agent: Robert Youdelman." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From the #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journalbestselling author comes the dramatic second adventure in the brand-new Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency—and a new breed of warrior.
In Top Secret, W.E.B. Griffin introduced a remarkable new cast of heroes as they found themselves on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war. Now, these men and women are going to find out what theyve really gotten themselves into.
James Cronley thought he had done well—he didnt know hed done this well.
His first successful mission for the about-to-be-official new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, some welcome, some not. On the plus side, hes now a captain; promoted to Chief, DCI, Europe; and in charge of a top secret spy operation. On the minus side, a lot of people would like to know about that operation, including not only the Soviets, but his own Pentagon, as well as a seething J. Edgar Hoover.
Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, hes likely to get thrown to the wolves. As if that werent enough pressure, complications are springing up on all sides. Hes discovered a surprising alliance between the former German intelligence chief and, of all things, the Mossad. A German family that Cronley never knew he had has suddenly, and suspiciously, emerged. And hes due for a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.
Its when he meets Seven K that he gets the real surprise.
October 1945. The war is over. The OSS has been disbanded. But for Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, the fight goes on
In the closing months of the war, the U.S. made a secret deal with Reinhard Gehlen, head of German intelligences Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence on the Soviets and their spies within the U.S. atomic bomb program, Gehlens people would be spirited to safety in Argentina.
Only a handful of people know about the deal. If word got out, all hell would break loose—and the U.S. would lose some of the most valuable intelligence sources they possess. It is up to Frade and company to keep them safe.
But some people have other ideas....
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.
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