Death and Honor (Honor Bound)

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9780399154980: Death and Honor (Honor Bound)

The crackling new novel in the bestselling Honor Bound series by the #1 New York Times– bestselling master of the military thriller.

W.E. B. Griffin’s Honor Bound saga of World War II espionage in Germany and Argentina has long been immensely popular: “Enough derring-do, romance and action to satisfy Griffin’s legion of fans and bring him new ones” (Rocky Mountain News); “Cletus Frade’s services to his countries, his fealty to honor and his courage in the face of danger lift this thriller right off the bookshelf and onto the nightstand” (The Star-Ledger).

The year is 1943, and Argentina is officially neutral, but crawling with every kind of spy, sympathizer, and military official imaginable. The hero is Cletus Frade, a Marine pilot recruited by the OSS, with strong family ties to Argentina, and in Death and Honor—Griffin’s fourth book in the series and the first since 1999—he’s got a lot on his hands.

OSS chief Wild Bill Donovan has asked him to set up his own official-but-really-OSS airline in Argentina, using “loaned” Lockheed Lodestars and Constellations. Of even more concern are two interwoven German operations. The first is a government scheme for Jews outside the Fatherland to purchase the freedom of their relatives in concentration camps, who will then be transported to Argentina and Uruguay. The second has to do with where that money is going: a plan called Operation Phoenix, which will establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Needless to say, the OSS is very interested in both of them, and if Frade can somehow find out a little more . . . without getting killed, that is. Which, as Frade is about to find out, is easier said than done.

Rich with the special flair that Griffin’s fans have long come to expect from him, Death and Honor is another “immensely entertaining adventure” (Kirkus Reviews) from one of our finest storytellers.

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About the Author:

W.E.B. Griffin is the author of six bestselling series.

William E. Butterworth IV has worked closely with his father for a decade, and is the coauthor of several previous books with him, most recently Covert Warriors and The Spymasters.

From AudioFile:

In the last installment (1999) of Griffin's Honor Bound series, Cletus Frade, a U.S. Marine fighter pilot turned OSS officer, was sent to Argentina in 1943 to learn what he could about two secret Nazi operations. This time the story picks up just after Frade has survived a German assassination attempt and his Argentinean father is killed. Scott Brick is adept at switching between Latin and German accents and English. His pronunciation of guttural German names and titles is impeccable. One can vividly imagine his characters goose-stepping and saluting. Griffin excels in making simple conversation exciting, and Brick's ironic tone holds one's attention even though a conversation may last several tracks. Here's hoping we don't have to wait another nine years for the next installment. A.L.H. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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