Empire and Honor

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Fiction - 833 pages
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October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up, but they have far more important things to do. Chief among them is the protection of their assets, especially the human ones. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence, in particular the identity of the Soviet spies in the U.S. atomic bomb program, his people would be spirited to safety in Argentina. Only a handful of people know about it. If word got out, all hell would break loose, and the U.S. would lose some of its most valuable sources and secrets. Meanwhile, in Argentina, a U-boat captain pops up out of the blue and surrenders his submarine and crew. And in the American Zone of Occupation in Germany, a young counterintelligence agent pursues an unusual assignment perhaps a little too vigorously. The consequences of both actions will affect not only Frade and company, but everything they’re working on. Now things are really going to get complicated.

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World War 11 is over. Harry Truman is President. High ranking Nazi's have a plan to save National Socialism and themselves by being smuggled, in submarines, to Argentina, with large amounts of money ... Read full review

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Thought it was pretty interesting in the beginning, but the dialog between characters was poorly written, and the plot felt contrived. The book sputtered to an end. Read full review

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W. E. B. Griffin is one of eight pseudonyms used by William E. Butterworth III, who was born on November 10, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1946 and underwent counterintelligence training at Fort Holabird. After assignment to the Army of Occupation in Germany where he served on the staff of the Commander of the U.S. Constabulary, Major General I.D. White, Butterworth left the service in 1947, but rejoined and again served with White from 1951 to 1953 in Korea. After leaving the service for the second time, Butterworth remained in Korea as a combat correspondent. He was later appointed chief of the publications division of the Signal Aviation Test and Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He received the Brigadier General Robert L. Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association in 1991 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award in 1999. At first, he wrote fiction for young adults. He has written more than 125 books including the Brotherhood of War series, The Corps series, Badge of Honor series, Honor Bound series, Presidential Agent series, and Men at War series. He received the Alabama Author's Award in 1982 from the Alabama Library Association.

William E. Butterworth IV is the son of author W. E. B. Griffin. He was the editor of Boys' Life, the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. He has co-authored some of his father's books including The Double Agents, The Traffickers, The Saboteurs, The Vigilantes, The Outlaws, Victory and Honor, The Spymasters, Deadly Assets and Broken Trust.

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