Search Results: "W.E.B. Griffin"


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BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE INVESTIGATORS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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FINAL JUSTICE by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >