Top Secret: A Clandestine Operations Novel

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014 - Fiction - 515 pages
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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.

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User Review  - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing

I'm tempted to give this the full star rating but I'm holding back since I believe Griffin & Butterworth have begun an even crisper series than all the other before. I've always enjoyed Griffin's ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Opening his Clandestine Operations series, Griffin (Empire and Honor, 2012, etc.) drafts warriors from his Honor Bound series to confront post-World War II communist aggression. It's late 1945. Army ... 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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