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Hazardous Duty (Presidential Agent Novels)by W E B Griffin
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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.
"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.
The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Timesbestselling 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.
Summer 1943. Two of the Alliesandrsquo; most important plans for winning World War II are at grave riskandmdash;Operation Overlordandrsquo;s invasion of France, and the Manhattan Projectandrsquo;s race to build the atomic bomb. A furious FDR turns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovanandmdash;and Donovan turns to his top agent, Dick Canidy, and his team. Theyandrsquo;ve certainly got their work cut out for them.
In the weeks to come, they must fight not only the enemy in the fieldandmdash;including figuring out how to sabotage Germanyandrsquo;s new andldquo;aerial torpedoandrdquo; rocketsandmdash;but the enemy within: Someone is feeding Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets. Moles are bad enough. But if the Soviets build their own atomic bomb . . . who knows where that might lead?
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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