#1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin continues his gripping series featuring the legendary OSS—fighting a silent war of spies and assassins in the shadows of World War II.
Summer 1943. Two of the Allies’ most important plans for winning World War II are at grave risk—the coming D-Day invasion and the Manhattan Project’s race to build the atomic bomb.
OSS spy chief William “Wild Bill” Donovan turns to his top agent, Dick Canidy, and his team. They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them. In the weeks to come, they must fight not only the enemy in the field—and figure out how to sabotage Germany’s new “aerial torpedo” rockets—but also the enemy within.
Someone is feeding Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets. And if the Soviets build their own atomic bomb, winning the war might only lead to another, even more terrible conflict…
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Bestseller Griffin's solid seventh Men at War novel (after 2007's The Double
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Mr Griffin aka William E. Butterworth, has a long history of writing books which are riveting and exciting. His last few novels haven't lived up to his usual standards of excitement and interest in the main characters. This problem with this series has been evident since he began collaborating with his son WEB III.
Good story but it jumps around a little too much as these latter collaborations with Butterworth do. It remains entertaining but the character development is poor.
Franchise is slipping
Mr. Butterworth per became predictable long ago but his command of language and feel for character nuance kept me reading long after I became tired of his standard plot device of the rich-boy central character surrounded by patronized retainers. I’m guessing that Mr. Butterworth fils is now writing most of the releases from this franchise as the plots and the writing have become plodding and pedestrian as well as predictable. I’ve spent many fascinated hours reading and re-reading the “Brotherhood of War” series, but have lost interest in new installments of other series. I’m done. I think this franchise is, too.