W.E. B. Griffin returns to his Honor Bound series set in the shadows of World War II espionage in South America…
May 1945: Just weeks after Hitler’s suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services are fighting several new and deadly battles. The first is political—with every department from Treasury to War to the FBI grabbing for OSS covert agents and assets. The second is military—with the OSS having smuggled Germans into Argentina for years because of their knowledge of Soviet KGB agents in America’s atomic bomb program. The third concerns what might be the next world war against Red Joe Stalin and his voracious ambitions.
To get an early advantage, Frade has been conducting a secret and daring operation against the Communists. But to do it undetected, he and his men must walk a perilously dark line. Because all it takes is one slip—and everyone becomes a casualty of war.
Diehard fans will best appreciate Griffin's slow-moving sixth Honor Bound novel, which picks up where The Honor of Spies (2009), also co-written with son Butterworth, left off in the spring of 1945. Lt. Col. Cletus Frade of the OSS, besides trying to prevent Nazis from fleeing to Argentina, is concerned with the survival of the soon-to-be-disbanded OSS and increasing tension with the U.S.S.R. The action-starved plot takes nearly 100 pages to get underway, and when it does, the drama is sporadic, choppy, and interrupted by lots of macho camaraderie. An intriguing subplot mentioned early on a rogue Nazi U-boat that escaped Allied detection and is now chugging toward Japan with atomic secrets on board goes nowhere. Frade, for his part, is his usual pushy, smart-alecky self and most likely destined to be a higher-up in the OSS's successor, the CIA. Techno-thriller fans will relish the detailed descriptions of weapons and aircraft.
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Victory and Honor
Well done, a superb read and almost impossible to put down! Then, as usual it left me hanging, wondering how long will it be before the next installment is out and the adventure can continue.
S. A. Maybury
What a disappointment!
I just finished the entire series and had to come back and question this book. A great series, but this book was the exception. Half the book was a recap of previous books and the remainder was a half-hearted setup for the next book. Very little new content. I'd swear the publicist wrote this one...
This book seemed like a set up for next book.this book to me was confusing and bla.. There was no action ..just ..I don't know what..boring is what it was, but I'm pretty sure it was a big set up for next book,if not. This book stunk