Book 1, A Clandestine Operations Novel
W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV
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From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author, a brand-new series about the Cold War—and a different breed of warrior.
In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.
The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an asset—though, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first assignment, it looks like that’s exactly what might happen. He’s got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronley’s managed to rile up his superior officers (he seems to have a talent for it), and if he fails, it could be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history.
There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.
From Publishers Weekly
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After the last effort from these two ( Hazardous Duty ) which was a TOTAL FLOP, I will not give them any more money until the reviews come in.
The initial review does not look promising "lots of talk and no action-sound familiar?
This guy used to be my favorite author!
The book was a relatively good read. However, it was advertised as a "new series" yet it seems to be a continuation of the Honor Bound series with Cletis Frade.
I'm afraid I'll have to see substantial positive reviews before I take another risk with any of the series. The last two books were mostly recaps, boring regurgitation of narrative from previous books, or lacking in substance. What a disappointment after so very many rich, fulfilling days and nights being thrilled by his previous works. I think I'll stick with re-reading his early novels.
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: Aug 05, 2014
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 560 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, A Clandestine Operations Novel