Curtain of Death (Clandestine Operations Series #3)

Curtain of Death (Clandestine Operations Series #3)

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by W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
     
 

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From #1 New York Times–bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency—and a new breed of warrior.
 
January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers’ club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap

Overview

From #1 New York Times–bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency—and a new breed of warrior.
 
January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers’ club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents’ first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded.
The “incident,” however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed—and the stakes have never been higher.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS SERIES

“An incredible mix of intrigue and diplomacy from a literary team that ignites suspense lovers everywhere. Readers will be panting for the next novel.” —Suspense Magazine
 
“A Griffin adventure to bring out the Walter Mitty in every red-white-and-blue-blooded American male.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Engaging . . . It’s a testament to the authors’ skill and wide experience that the pages seem to turn themselves.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“An excellent series. The period between WWII and the Cold War offers raw material for several books, and as fans of Griffin’s body of work are well aware, he really sinks his teeth into politics and history.” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399176739
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/27/2016
Series:
Clandestine Operations Series , #3
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
37,958
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.43(d)

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin is the author of seven bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and now Clandestine Operations. He lives in Fairhope, Alabama, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
William E. Butterworth IV has been a writer and editor for major newspapers and magazines for more than twenty-five years, and has worked closely with his father for several years on the editing of the Griffin books. He is the coauthor of several novels in the Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, and Presidential Agent series. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Coppell, Texas
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1929
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey