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Under Fire (Corps Series #9)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

I reccomend this book to military-history-fiction buffs.

posted by 1140100 on March 23, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Another top novel by the master

The weaving of facts with fiction is once again seamless. The book is action packed and the characters are believable. I look forward to more of the same

posted by ASAvet on September 24, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

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    Great Read

    I reccomend this book to military-history-fiction buffs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    all of griffin's book are enjoyable

    I read most of Griffin's books when they first came out. I still enjoy all the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    excellent story just as good as the others in the series

    must read just as good as the rest of the books in the series. looking forward to the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    WEB Griffin does it again, to no surprise!

    With Korea gearing up, it was outstanding to find my hero, Killer McCoy, still hard at work in the Corps. He gets banged up after WW2 as did most Mustangs with loss of rank, but presses on with his essence of Esprit de Corps. Lets get the next installment out quick, even my 17 YO daughter wants to know what is going to happen to Pick now that he has a viable love interest. Well done. Let's fast track the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    Under Fire (Corps Series #9)

    William E. Butterworth as Alex Baldwin, Kevin Dugan, or as W E B Griffin is a most enjoyable author. This is yet another typical Griffin novel. UNDER FIRE, the 9th book of W.E.B. Griffin's 'Corps' series moves from World War Two to the days prior to the Korean War. As in previous 'Corps' and 'Brotherhood of War' novels, WEB fictionalizes actual historical events then skillfully placing his characters into the action. In UNDER FIRE, He uses most of his characters from previous 'Corps' novels -- Ken (Killer) McCoy, Ernestine Sage, Ernie Zimmerman, Fleming Pickering, 'Pick' Pickering, Billy Dunn and others. UNDER FIRE is another example of how William E. Butterworth continues to use and overuse complete names and titles and is his method of filling a page with really saying too much. If when using titles and names, W.E.B. needs to have someone go thru after him and correct the mistakes to these names and titles such as on Pg 200, 341 and 342. Division staffs are numbered G-1, G2, G3, etc not S-1, S3, etc, and should not be mixed together on the same page describing the same staff member. Also on Pg 261 the name of Miss Jeanette Priestly should not be Miss Pickering, when describing how she had heard for the first time General Fleming Pickering had any connection to the CIA. Do away with the overuse of dispatches, letters, and titles that eat up space and this 576 page novel would reduce to probably 425 pages. At 576 pages, or even at 425 pages, Butterworth is a superb storyteller no matter what name he uses, and I will continue to read and enjoy his books. 'WEB, GET A GOOD PROOF READER'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2002

    He's done it again

    Griffin has done it again with his most recent installment of 'The Corps'. I really wish he had finished WW II before jumping to Korea, but Griffin is Griffin. A great read, and when you finish...you'll want more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2002

    Always good

    Perhaps I am to easily entertained, but I found 'Under Fire' to be as fast paced and fascinating as any of Mr.Griffins books. His mixture of fact and fiction always gets me devouring his books and this one was no exception. Awaiting his new novels always leads me to reread his old ones,( sometimes 3 times). The best part of 'Under Fire' is that it appears to have a very easy 'next' story line to follow, thus perhaps it can be written and published before next year.Here's hoping.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2002

    Another hit from the Master

    Again when their country needs them General Pickering's speciel crew emerge from the crowd. When Griffin tells a tale you can find the fact woven into an entertaining and griping story of historic deeds. The marine and Navy personel who go beyond the call, to measure their greatness on the stage of history are not found wanting. Ken,Pick,Ernie,Zimmerman and all the rest take us into the Korea of the 50's and the post war morass of the U.S. Military political scene. Outstanding reading, leaves you waiting for the next one. Just don't make it so long in coming W.E.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2002

    MILITARY THRILLS SPARK THIS READING

    With this, his ninth crackling chronicle of Marine Corps heroes, popular author W. E. B. Griffin closes his accounts of World War II and transports his men to the devastation of the Korean War. Scott Brick, veteran voice actor, author and writer, whose stage credits include Cyrano, Hamlet and Macbeth, artfully carries listeners through the Unabridged version. Tony Award winner James Naughton (Chicago and City Of Angels) gives superlative voice to the Abridged versions. Few writers perceive the military stance as accurately as author Griffin, thus bringing pulse quickening reality to his tales. The year is 1950 as Under Fire opens. Despite its authenticity Captain Ken McCoy's warning of trouble in North Korea is largely ignored. Moreover, McCoy is dismissed from the Corps. Yet shortly, as history has shown, Korea becomes a deathly morass, and another challenging battle for the Marines. For those who enjoy military thrills and excitement Under Fire is 1A.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2002

    W.E.B. Griffin has done it again

    UNDER FIRE, the 9th book of W.E.B. Griffin's 'Corps' series, moves from World War Two to the prelude and opening days of the Korean War. As in previous 'Corps' and 'Brotherhood of War' novels, Griffin fictionalizes actual historical events, skillfully placing his characters into the action. In UNDER FIRE, he uses the intelligence failure that allowed the North Koreans to mount a suprise attack and the sad state of the military at that time as the opening, following with an excellent description of mauling our troops received during the opening days, finishing with a fictionalized, but more-or-less accurate, account of a little known, highly successful special operation to clear the Inch'on Approach Islands of North Koreans prior to Inch'on Landing by U.S. X Corps. To this end he uses most of his characters from previous 'Corps' novels -- Ken McCoy, Ernie Zimmerman, Fleming Pickering, 'Pick' Pickering, Billy Dunn and others. Overall, UNDER FIRE is a 'page turner' that offers insight, albeit fictionalized, into the beginnins of the Korean War and Korean War special Operations.

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