The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
M exican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea—to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable—the word “nutcake” has been mentioned.
How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty.
Quite unexpected from a serious spook such as W E B Griffin. Lighthearted and shot from the hip. The use of understated satire is very well written. I saw the image of most of our politicians in the words of Mr. Griffin. But in portraying the spooks as nonchalant and devil may care you only succeeded in portraying the majority correctly. How else can one do that kind of work. If you took it seriously it drove you nuts
Complex plot line that made no sense
This book is one of the worst books I have read including the books of the summer reading list of when I was in high school over forty year’s ago. This is a waste of ten dollars I would have rather given the ten dollars to a homeless person it would have been better spent that way. The plot line had to many characters in it and followed no rhyme or reason. The title of this book is Hazardous Duty. Where was the hazardous duty at there was none they traveled to and from places with no intrigue or anything in the form of excitement. I like W.E.B Griffin books I have several complete series of his and reread them often I am glad I did not read this one first or I would not have read any of his other books.
Horrible ending to the series
Don’t bother with this book. It’s no where near as good as others in the series and was a VERY disappointing way to end the series. I love WEB Griffin’s storytelling, but there was no evidence of his guiding hand in this story by another author. Worse than a waste of time.