Covert Warriors [NOOK Book]

Overview

Charley Castillo and the former members of Presidential Agent’s Office of Organizational Analysis are officially “retired.” But that doesn’t mean they’re out of action…



At a Mexican roadblock, a US Embassy SUV is stopped at gunpoint, three of its passengers murdered, and a fourth kidnapped. Everything points to the drug cartels, especially when the kidnappers say they ...
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Overview

Charley Castillo and the former members of Presidential Agent’s Office of Organizational Analysis are officially “retired.” But that doesn’t mean they’re out of action…



At a Mexican roadblock, a US Embassy SUV is stopped at gunpoint, three of its passengers murdered, and a fourth kidnapped. Everything points to the drug cartels, especially when the kidnappers say they will return the hostage if a cartel kingpin is released from US federal prison. But when word gets to Castillo and his group of retired spies and special operators, they have their doubts.



They believe that it's a diversion—that the murders and kidnapping were ordered by someone to lure Castillo & Company to their deaths. But even knowing that may not save them. Powerful forces in the US government are arrayed against them as well, and if one side doesn't get them...the other side will.
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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
“A storyteller in the grand tradition.”—Tom Clancy

“A writer of true virtuosity and talent.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Griffin…understands the psychology and motivations of military and clandestine service officers.”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101552223
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/22/2011
  • Series: Presidential Agent Series , #7
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 15,486
  • File size: 550 KB

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin
W.E.B. Griffin is the author of the bestselling Brotherhood of War, Corps, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, and Presidential Agent series. He has been invested into the orders of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and St. Andrew of the U.S. Army Aviation Association; is a life member of the U.S. Special Operations Association; and is a member of Gaston-Lee Post 5660 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, China Post #1 in Exile of the American Legion, the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Delaware, and the Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pensacola, Florida, chapters of the Flat Earth Society. He has been named an honorary life member of the U.S. Army Otter & Caribou Association, the U.S. Army Special Forces Association, the U.S. Marine Corps Raider Association, and the USMC Combat Correspondents Association.



William E. Butterworth IV has been an editor and a writer for more than twenty-five years, and has worked closely with his father for a decade on the editing of the Griffin books. He is the coauthor of nine Griffin novels in the bestselling Presidential Agent, Honor Bound, Badge of Honor, and Men at War series. He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion China Post #1 in Exile, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society, and life member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association.

Biography

With more than 40 million books in print in more than 10 languages, bestselling novelist W.E.B. Griffin enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a master of the military thriller.

Griffin began his career not as a writer but as a military man like the type he would eventually make millions writing about. After growing up in both New York City and the Philadelphia suburb of Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Griffin took the step in 1946 that -- little did he know at the time -- would set the course for his literary life: He enlisted in the United States Army. After finishing basic training, he went through counterintelligence instruction at Fort Holabird, New Jersey, and was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany under Major General I. D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary.

In 1951, while attending Philips University, in Marburg an der Lahn, in Germany, Griffin was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He again served under General White, both at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and in Korea, where he earned the Expert Combat Infantry Badge and served as a combat correspondent and as acting X Corps (Group) information officer. Upon his release from active duty in 1953, Griffin was appointed chief of the Publications Division of the Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Although he first wrote under various pen names, Griffin didn't begin writing his bestselling string of military novels until he was well into his 50s. His first Brotherhood of War novel, The Lieutenants, was published in 1982 and touched off Griffin's well-known reputation for writing with historical accuracy and fascinating detail. Publishers Weekly noted that this first novel "captures the rhythms of WW II army life... in an absorbing account of life among military men." Griffin would go on to pen additional books in the Brotherhood of War sequence and to launch other bestselling series -- including The Corps, Badge of Honor, Honor Bound, and Men at War, among others.

While Griffin's public persona is a bit of an enigma -- he's not one to make the talk show rounds -- it's clear that he both knows and appreciates his readers, especially his fellow military men. On his official web site, Griffin reflects, "Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me how much he enjoys reading my books."

Good To Know

Griffin was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Military Fiction from Norwich University.

He was vested in the Order of St. George by the U.S. Armor Association.

Griffin addressed the Corps of Cadets for the United States Military Academy.

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    1. Also Known As:
      William Edmund Butterworth III (real name); Alex Baldwin, Webb Beech, Walter E. Blake, Jack Dugan, John Kevin Dugan, Eden Hughes, James McDouglas, Allison Mitchell, Edmund O. Scholefield, Blakely St.
      W.E.B. Griffin
    2. Hometown:
      Coppell, Texas
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 10, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newark, New Jersey

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    Just OK

    This is my favorite series that W.E.B. Griffin has written, but this book feels like he's mailing it in. The intricate detail of previous books, especially in the military planning and tactics portions, is notably absent from this book. In fact, it feels like the entire ending of the book is missing and was glossed over. The last 5 pages should have been about 250 more pages given the amount of information left out, glossed over, or just flat ignored. This is by far the worst effort in the series and only my love of the characters and their continued development in the first 300 pages makes this book worth a "3 star" rating.

    Quit mailing it in Mr. Griffin. Readers can tell, and Tom Clancy is being nailed for it too.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    A lowered standard?

    While I love most of the characters in this series, this time they seem almost caricatures of themselves. The authoring team approach seems to be having a negative effect on character development and credibility. I am disappointed.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Worst of the series

    Out of all the Griffin books written, this is the worst. The ending was horrible, too maany issues left unresolved. I can't believe that I waited a year for this book.

    It appears W.E.B Griffin or his son, whoever wrote it is just mailing in the story.Bring back Ken McCoy

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Not Good

    Mr. Butterworth killed this series. 25% of this book is going back to the previous books to tell us why they call someone something or how we got here. There are too many jumps in the story especially at the end where the jump is extreme and it feels like he just wanted to finish the book. Very disappointed

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    A good read, but not up to usual Griffin standards

    I really like this series, and have done so from the beginning, but I was worried when I learned that this book would be co-authored with Griffin's son. The son doesn't have his father's skills, and it shows.


    This book works for me, barely, and the several unresolved plotlines leave plenty of room for another book in the series. As usual with Griffin, far too many pages were wasted telling the backstory. Fans don't need that, and find it annoying.

    I especially didn't like the way the two traitor's around the President were written out of the story with the President learning of the problem.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    We the reader deserve better!!

    This starts out great - but it seems that the two authors just gave up on page 318 !! Nothing is resolved - it almost reads like this is the first of two books. They close it out in 5 pages - with many many plotlines left dangling. I was very disappointed, as I own every book and series written by Mr. Griffin and have always enjoyed his writing. If Mr. Butterworth is going to take over this series, for heavens sake - and the sake of all fans of Mr. Griffin, please complete the books !! I feel robbed!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Anonomous

    Just OK. Not up to usual standards.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Not his best work

    Slow in action and the ending was weak. Seems like he has run out of story lines for this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Not so good

    Is Castillo a senior citizen now? Very little action. Kind of bogus plot. Hard to follow. The new thing with italicizing a characters thoughts like a text balloon is cumbersome.

    Not at all up to par with the prior Presidential Agent series.

    What happened?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Loved it

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    So Dissappointed

    Too much repeating from the previous books and what's happening to Charley? He's hardly recognisable as the same character, so much self doubt. The story also just stops, it doesn't end just stops. I'll try another book in this series because I've really enjoyed it up to now, but I'll be crossing my fingers that I won't regret the decision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Peace Talks

    Go to warriors res 1. Then go from there.

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    The series is losing steam! I thoroughly enjoy the style of wri

    The series is losing steam!

    I thoroughly enjoy the style of writing and the previous books in the series had the entertainment value which kept me yearning for more.  I must say, I was disappointed with this book as a whole.  The buildup was there, but too much space was spent on telling the same backstory and reviewing the previous books in the series.  The overall substance of the book was not satisfying.  With that said, the story was compelling and had intrigue, but the ending was a total of 4 pages that wrapped everything up!  It sets itself up for another book, which I will read because I want to see what happens next, but I wouldn't shell out $25 to buy the hardcover and I have resigned to not even seeing $10 for the paperback of justifiable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Buttfur

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    another good story

    a good dilema on what is the right thing to do....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Hhhh

    Stripper

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Cruncher

    I have had the some of the best and close real deal action since i myself have spend 30 years in CWO5 a Master Cheif Warrant Officer...i have started my frist step into the Airborne Rangers qnd in cwjg school. I went on with that and ending up with a smu,bravo10..Then i went through Q course at the great and frist Special Forces in the U.S.A,Camp Mackall to take the weak or the boys from the men.. i thank W.E.B for his great insite of our sog,sad,cag,SF,Dev group,24th Air Force sts,seals .ct,pj and the Rangers. He knows more then ur guy who r in the TF groups like no other writer u will ever now and to come.. now if we can run this war the way it should be would be great...yea do not forget the ISA,old name grayfox with out my hros no real intel would be worth going after....the truth is the truth.. Thank u W.E.B. for the time and to know the rt men to get this stuff from......tthank you bro

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    What is this clan stuff about?

    Ok I have a bunch of ?s about this clan and mates and that stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    This was a great series, but I thought the last book in the seri

    This was a great series, but I thought the last book in the series left too many unanswered questions. Hopefully, Mr. Griffin/Butterworth will come out with a final book that will explain everything. Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    to below

    Draw a WALRUS

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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