Search Results: "William E. Butterworth"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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COVERT WARRIORS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"More explosions and tighter writing would have helped."
The latest military thriller from Griffin. 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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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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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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ALBERT THE BEAR by Nick Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A child-friendly outing, as usual, and the product placement comes off more as a shared joke than a commercial ploy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this brief, clever cautionary take on the dangers of judging by appearances, the arrival of a very downcast-looking bear in a toy shop prompts the other toys to put together a show, in an effort to cheer him up. Read full book review >

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THE WHEEL OF JUSTICE by William E. Holland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"What could have been a clever update of Kafka ends up sounding merely authentic."
American businessfolk confront post-Soviet Russian reality in Holland's (Moscow Twilight, 1992) sleepy new thriller. Read full book review >