Top Secret

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Aug 5, 2014 - Fiction - 528 pages
24 Reviews
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.
Praise for Top Secret
 
'A thrilling new series entitled Clandestine Operations has begun, opening doors into special ops, investigating the path to the Cold War, and unveiling clandestine connections between Argentina and Germany during WWII. . . . This incredible mix of intrigue, diplomacy and, of course, a bit of romance, is fantastic. The reader will note the horror of the war, along with the massive role intelligence agents played in the eventual victory.  In other words, when this story from a literary team that ignites suspense lovers everywhere comes to a close, readers will be panting for the next novel.' Suspense Magazine
Praise for W. E. B. Griffin
 
'A writer of true virtuosity and talent. Like precious few others in the book marketplace, W. E. B. Griffin delivers as advertised.' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Review: Top Secret (Clandestine Operations #1)

User Review  - Scott D - Goodreads

I threw the book away after Cronley sleeps with the Colonel's wife, which was so predictable after their initial meeting a few pages before. I have been so disappointed with Griffins writing lately ... Read full review

Review: Top Secret (Clandestine Operations #1)

User Review  - Larry Jeffers - Goodreads

Not on a par with Griffin's earlier books of WW II. Those books with "Killer" McCoy, Pick, Canidy and others were difficult to put down. Top Secret was boring at times. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

W. E. B. Griffin is the author of six bestselling series—and now Clandestine Operations.
 
William E. Butterworth IV has worked closely with his father for more than a decade, and is the coauthor of many books with him, most recently Hazardous Duty and Deadly Assets.

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