Search Results: "William E. Butterworth IV"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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TOP SECRET by W.E.B. Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"G-fans will not be disappointed."
Opening his Clandestine Operations series, Griffin (Empire and Honor, 2012, etc.) drafts warriors from his Honor Bound series to confront post-World War II communist aggression. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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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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THE HUNTING TRIP by William E. Butterworth III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Butterworth's good-natured buffoonery and hyperbole work far better than Butterworth-as-Griffin adding repartee to Hazardous Duty (2014)."
Butterworth drops his W.E.B. Griffin nom de plume and shifts from spy/soldier/police derring-do to produce a romantic adventure novel fueled by sly, sometimes arch, humor.Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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