Books by W.E.B. Griffin

W.E.B. Griffin is the author of more than thirty epic novels in five series, all of which have been listed on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly and other best-seller lists. More than forty million of his books are in print in


HAZARDOUS DUTY by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"This SNL-meets–Spy vs. Spy story isn't Carl Hiaasen laugh-out-loud funny, but Griffin draws what humor he can from once-upon-a-time deeds of derring-do, complex plans to divert a president's lunacies, Gulfstream V continent-hopping and zero action."
Griffin (Covert Warriors, 2011, etc.) takes a shot at humor in his eighth Presidential Agent adventure. Read full book review >
THE LAST WITNESS by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Formulaic but great good fun for genre fans."
Mainline Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne battles mobsters in Griffin's (The Vigilantes, 2010, etc.) latest book in his Badge of Honor series. Read full book review >
EMPIRE AND HONOR by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Nothing beats a cinder-block–sized adventure novel on a winter weekend."
The seventh in Griffin's (Victory and Honor, 2011, etc.) Honor Bound series offers more of USMC Maj. Cletus Frade's escapades. Read full book review >
THE SPYMASTERS by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A knowing thriller in which the world must be saved on several fronts from the fascist threat."
The seventh installment of Griffin's Men at War series dramatizes a pivotal moment in the campaign against Hitler, who plans on hitting London with "aerial torpedos" laced with nerve gas—this while the U.S. is still developing the atomic bomb back home. Read full book review >
COVERT WARRIORS by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"More explosions and tighter writing would have helped."
The latest military thriller from Griffin. Read full book review >
THE DOUBLE AGENTS by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: June 26, 2007

"Heavy-handed writing manages to make David Niven sound like a bore in this undistinguished addition to the series."
Griffin (The Hunters, 2007, etc.), with Butterworth, continues his Men at War World War II spy series, sending proto-CIA agent Major Richard Canidy to check on Nazi supplies of nerve gas secreted in Sicily. Read full book review >
THE HUNTERS by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Notable mostly for the digs at a CIA agent remarkably similar to Valerie Plame."
Griffin returns to chronicle the international adventures of heroic presidential special agent Charley Castillo (The Hostage, 2006). Read full book review >
THE HOSTAGE by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"The prolific, mega-selling Griffin is well on his way to a credible American James Bond franchise. It's slick as hell, but the big heart of the Marine series is not there, and that's too bad."
The adventures of presidential go-to guy Charley Castillo continue in the latest from Griffin (By Order of the President, 2005, etc.), who has more series under his belt than the entire Stratemeyer Syndicate. Read full book review >
BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 2, 2005

"A bedtime book for Arnold's Terminator to enjoy."
Griffin's 35th title abandons his five ongoing series, perhaps the best being his Marine Corps series (Retreat, Hell!, 2004, etc.), which, with a thousand pages published so far, is still mired down in the first year of the Korean War. Read full book review >
RETREAT, HELL! by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"With everything now set up, Griffin, who served in Korea, sticks more closely to the action and moves ahead with galvanized self-assurance."
Griffin's 34th blockbuster, tenth in The Corps series (Under Fire, 2002, etc.), which ushered the Marines' X Corps into Korea at that war's start. Read full book review >
FINAL JUSTICE by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"After reading this hugely fact-crammed procedural, you too can pass the Philadelphia police exam. Speed-dial plotting, lively entertainment."
The eighth in the Badge of Honor series about the Philadelphia police department (The Investigators, 1998, etc.) continues to follow the amazing career of Special Operations detective Matt Payne. Read full book review >
UNDER FIRE by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"The aborted Yalu River offensive and MacArthur's firing by Truman offer richly blood-soaked ground for volumes ahead. Catchy dialogue that rouses like a sonofabitch."
The ninth paean to Griffin's Marine Corps (Behind the Lines, 1996) makes for a whopping 32 blockbusters on his shelf: the Honor Bound, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, and Men at War series. Read full book review >
SPECIAL OPS by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2001

"Gripping indeed, far more readable than Clancy, and as a bonus we get the heroes' love lives limned in hugely amusing detail. Griffin fans will dance with delight. "
Mammoth, Clancy-sized novel, ninth in the Brotherhood of War series by immensely canny superseller Griffin (Secret Honor, 2000, etc). Read full book review >
SECRET HONOR by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2000

"After all, Cletus and Dorotea will always have Buenos Aires."
Griffin's third entry in a series begun with Honor Bound (1993) and Blood and Honor (1997), military thrillers that rang bells on the bestseller lists—as will Secret Honor. Read full book review >
THE SOLDIER SPIES by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 1999

"In any event—despite vast detail and readers" likely familiarity with the OSS—Griffin's plot stays hot and moves at quicksilver speed."
First hardcover printing of the third volume of the Men at War trilogy, begun with The Last Heroes (1997) and The Secret Warriors (1999), both rousingly well received reprints of softcover originals published under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin. Read full book review >
THE SECRET WARRIORS by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 1998

"Shrewd, sharp, rousing entertainment."
Second volume in the Men at War saga, begun with The Last Heroes (1997), a paperback originally published (in 1985) under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin. Read full book review >
THE INVESTIGATORS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Not deep, but lively."
 The latest installment—and first hardcover—in the prodigious Griffin's Badge of Honor series on detectives in the Philadelphia police force. Read full book review >
THE LAST HEROES by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1997

"A rousing to-the-ends-of-the-earth start for an absorbing narrative takeout on the shadow warriors who handled some decidedly odd jobs in aid of the Allied cause."
 First hardcover edition of a volume from a paperback series, on the OSS in WW II, that the ever-popular Griffin (Blood and Honor, 1997, etc.) published pseudonymously (in 1985) as Alex Baldwin. Read full book review >
BLOOD AND HONOR by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"An immensely entertaining adventure set in an equally intriguing milieu."
 A rousing sequel to the prolific Griffin's Honor Bound (1994), which introduced Cletus Howell Frade, a US Marine Corps fighter pilot (born in Argentina to an American mother) on assignment for the OSS in WW II Buenos Aires. Read full book review >
BEHIND THE LINES by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 1996

"A welcome addition to the series, again illustrating how home- front politicking can play as important a role as firepower on certain battlegrounds."
 The seventh volume in Griffin's masterful narrative of the US Marines in WW II's Pacific theater (Close Combat, 1992, etc.) takes his battalion-sized cast of characters behind enemy lines from the Philippines to Washington, D.C. Before Bataan and Corregidor fell, Wendell Fertig, an Army engineer unwilling to become a prisoner of war, made his way to the island of Mindanao, where he promoted himself from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general to lead a ragtag bunch of Americans and Filipinos in rearguard actions against the Japanese invaders. Read full book review >
HONOR BOUND by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1994

"Absorbing, well-written entertainment that's evocatively detailed as to time and place."
 The author of the seven-volume Brotherhood of War series takes time out from his ongoing saga of US Marines in the Pacific theater (Close Combat, Line of Fire, etc.) for an urbanely twisty and well- told tale of derring-do in a WW II backwater. Read full book review >
CLOSE COMBAT by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"Good military and political gossip—but little action."
 Griffin's WW II saga of the Marines in the Pacific continues (Line of Fire, etc.), now covering the five weeks from October 11 to November 18, 1942. Read full book review >
LINE OF FIRE by W.E.B. Griffin
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"Griffin's long look at a small segment of the war is high-quality history and storytelling."
 The latest in Griffin's Marine Corps saga (Battleground, etc.) takes his cast of aviators and intelligence types into the fall of 1942—and introduces a tough cop who joins the Corps and falls hard for the kind of girl he used to arrest. Read full book review >
BATTLEGROUND: Vol. IV of The Corps by W.E.B. Griffin
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Griffin's detailed saga of the Marines in WW II (Counterattack, 1989) continues, taking his cast of characters from action on Midway to the landing at Guadalcanal. Read full book review >