W.E.B. Griffin returns to the series that launched his phenomenal career-- in an explosive new novel that pits a team of Special Forces warriors against the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara.
This police procedural, the second in the Badge of Honor series, ostensibly concerns efforts to nab a serial rapist at large in Philadelphia, but the real subjects here are the interior lives of police officers and the department politics that complicate their jobs. Unlike the genre's often embittered flatfoots who are more like their quarry than the people they serve, Dugan's ( Men in Blue ) cops, zealous recruits in the freshly minted Special Operations division, are boyish, sexy, respectful, and always and unambiguously the good guys. The plot contains practically no overt violence or graphic sex--usually the stock-in-trade of contemporary cops-and-robbers yarns--and chief characters are credibly fashioned. Pleasant enough on its own terms, the book lacks the meticulous detail and shake-'em-up style that most procedural fans expect.
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W.E.B. Griffin is great, but his ebook editors are illiterate
I've always enjoyed his books, but it seems all his ebooks are re-typed and edited by non native English speakers. The errors are numerous.
Butterworth has a habit in successive books in his various series of lifting descriptions - usually a few sentences or a paragraph or two at most - to bring the reader "up to speed" with the characters' background. In "Special Ops", however, he lifts whole chapters from "The Aviators" which is dishonest when marketing a "new" book with a store shelf price of $25.95! I am disappointed at this chicanery.