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


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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 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 >

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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 >

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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 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 >

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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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THE DOUBLE AGENTS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE ASSASSINATION OPTION by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Another Griffin adventure to bring out the Walter Mitty in every red-white-and-blue-blooded American male."
In their second Clandestine Operations spy thriller, Griffin and his son and co-author, Butterworth (Top Secret, 2014, etc.), delve into the down-and-dirty work necessary to turn the OSS into the CIA.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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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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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 >