W.E.B. Griffin always hits the target-right at the top of the bestseller lists...
W.E.B. Griffin's explosive Presidential Agent novels have gained worldwide acclaim for "leaving satisfied thriller readers hankering for more."
Now, in Griffin's latest #1 New York Times bestseller, the Russian bear is stirring after many years of hibernation-and it is hungry.
In bestseller Griffin's gung-ho fifth presidential agent novel (after The Shooters), the U.S. president assigns Lt. Col. Charley Castillo, a member of the Office of Organizational Analysis, a special task to track down the terrorists who murdered an American diplomat in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When Castillo's inquiries lead him to a pair of defecting Russian spies, they offer information about an Iranian-run bioweapons factory hidden in the Congo. Readers who want exciting accounts of desperate battles have come to the wrong place. Griffin excels in describing the planning and the bureaucratic tussles that have to occur before the first bomb goes off. He understands the psychology and motivations of military and clandestine service officers. While he paints an enticing, if overly idealized, portrait of loyal, capable people drawn to others of their kind, realism isn't his strong suit. Still, Griffin's many fans will be rewarded.
Gnarly book real good I haven't really got in to it but it is good
Poor story line
A good novel is supposed to tell a story. While I appreciated the attention and honest to God foresight for military and clandestine service background readers, the story lacks a lot of substance that a good spy novel needs in order to attach with its readers. This book started off with a lot of potential, but half way through you realize that parts of some chapters seem like they were written by a fifteen year old boy, not an acclaimed author. It all concludes rather flatly, with no real suspense or grand twist. I expected more.
Not a good book....
I think the words I am looking for are: "pretty dumb".
It's an insult to anyone who has any knowledge of the military.
This book is basically nothing more than hackneyed, pompous dialogue, non-stop, annoying banter and a confusing and incomplete story line coupled by truly ridiculous (lame) scenarios. Plus has this guy ever actually met and talked to a woman?
If you need to find a way to waste time this may be it, but you will find yourself skipping through much of the unrealistic story line.
This is really not a good book. Bought it to pass the time on a long plane ride and should have just slept instead. I wish I could forget the whole thing.