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


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >