Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials, special agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting several wars at once, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Cold War.
When Jim Cronley hears he's just won the Legion of Merit, he figures there's another shoe to drop, and it's a big one: he's out as Chief, DCI-Europe. His new assignments, however, couldn't be bigger: to protect the U.S. chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials from a rumored Soviet NKGB kidnapping, and to hunt down and dismantle the infamous Odessa, an organization dedicated to helping Nazi war criminals escape to South America.
It doesn't take long for the first attempt on his life, and then the second. NKGB or Odessa? Who can tell? The deeper he pushes, the more secrets tumble out: a scheme to swap Nazi gold for currency, a religious cult organized around Himmler himself, an NKGB agent who is actually working for the Mossad, a German cousin who turns out to be more malevolent than he appears--and a distractingly attractive newspaperwoman who seems to be asking an awful lot of questions. Which one will turn out to be the most dangerous? Cronley wishes he knew.
Set in 1946, bestseller Griffin and son Butterworth's flat, meandering fourth Clandestine Operations novel (after 2016's Curtain of Death) finds Capt. James D. Cronley Jr., chief of the Directorate of Central Intelligence in Europe, tasked by President Truman with beefing up security for Justice Bob Jackson, the chief prosecutor of the war crime trials in Nuremberg. "Loose Cannon" Cronley delegates the justice's protection to one of his officers and concentrates on capturing Franz von Dietelburg, the SS brigadef hrer who heads Odessa, the postwar organization that's smuggling Nazis into Argentina. Cronley also investigates a Nazi cult established by Heinrich Himmler, the location of stolen Nazi gold, and a lot more. Numerous characters enter and exit for no apparent purpose other than to deliver lengthy history lectures. A handful of action scenes do little to interrupt the chinfest. Hopefully, the authors will strike a better balance between talk and action next time.
Death at Nuremberg
I pray this not the last of this series.
Multifaceted story lines running simultaneously leading to a tie up ending.
Love this style of story writing and hope to read the next iteration of "Super Spook" and the others moving in the shadows.
Rambles on and on
It’s like drinking from a fire hose... must be 100 names banged out one right after another, who later have nothing to do with the story... seems like nothing more than rambling page filler...
Death at Nuremberg
When is the next book?