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


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 >

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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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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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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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EMPIRE AND HONOR by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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DEADLY ASSETS by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A lesser contribution to Griffin's nonmilitary series but passable summer beach reading when there's no reliable connection to Netflix."
Griffin and his son, Butterworth (The Last Witness, 2013, etc.), offer No. 12 in their rich boy-turned-police officer series featuring .45-toting Matt Payne, Philadelphia's homicide detective sergeant. Read full book review >

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

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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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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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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 >