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Overview

"The year is 1943, and Argentina is officially neutral, but crawling with every kind of spy, sympathizer, and military official imaginable. The hero is Cletus Frade, a Marine pilot recruited by the OSS, with strong family ties to Argentina, and in Death and Honor - Griffin's fourth book in the series and the first since 1999 - he's got a lot on his hands." OSS chief Wild Bill Donovan has asked him to set up his own official-but-really-OSS airline in Argentina, using "loaned" Lockheed Lodestars and Constellations. Of even more concern are two interwoven German operations. The first is a government scheme for Jews outside the Fatherland to purchase the freedom of their relatives in concentration camps, who will then be transported to Argentina and Uruguay. The second has to do with where that money is going: a plan called Operation Phoenix, which will establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Needless to say, the OSS is very interested in both of them, and if Frade can somehow find out a little more ... without getting killed, that is. Which, as Frade is about to find out, is easier said than done.
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The solid fourth Honor Bound thriller from bestseller Griffin and son Butterworth picks up where 2000's Secret Honor left off, with OSS agent Cletus Frade still tangling with high-level Nazis in supposedly neutral Argentina in 1943. Fans of WWII-era military fiction, many of whom will likely know little about the South American theater during this period, will welcome this encyclopedic tome, which leaves no small or large historic fact unturned, including recently discovered information exposing the involvement of future Argentine leader Juan Perón in the Nazi cause. In a story that's more spy-vs.-spy than military action, the authors meticulously recreate place and time. Those seeking an easier entry into Griffin's military novels might be advised to start with one of the better-known series such as Presidential Agents (By Order of the President, etc.) or Men at War (The Last Heroes, etc.). Author tour.(June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399154980
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Series: Honor Bound Series , #4
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin

W.E.B. Griffin is the author of six bestselling series.

William E. Butterworth IV has worked closely with his father for a decade, and is the coauthor of several previous books with him, most recently Covert Warriors and The Spymasters.

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 August 2, 2009

    I was disapointed

    I bought the first book in this series and before I even finished it, I went out and bought the next two because I enjoyed it so much. Just as I was finishing the third installment, I was really excited when saw this latest entry in the series and purchased it immediately. What a disapointment. Not only is it in the "deluxe" format so it costs more for no reason but more than half of the book is spent rehashing what went on in the first three books and a lot of it was word for word. I kept having feelings of deja vu since I literally put down one book in the series and picked up the next so they were all fresh in my mind.
    Perhaps I wouldn't have minded so much if I had read them years apart but giving that I read them 1-2-3-4, I found it annoying. Books 2 and 3 had references to earlier events in the story but didn't replay them word for word so the references were fine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2008

    The Other Side of WW2

    Granted that we are dealing with fiction in this series, one must accept that it is based on some real events in the history of WW2. You need only to take an evening walk in cities like Buenos Aires, Santiago, Sao Paulo and in some little towns that are more German than towns in Germany to realize that there are an awful lot of blond Latins with Teutonic last names. Having a fiction based on real happenings makes it very, very entertaining. It is hard for our present generations to believe the intensity of the hardcore German National Socialists in the 21st century but having personally seen the reaction of former SS in Germany during the last year of occupation (1954), the events that form the basis for this book are believable real. Also, one may not overlook that there were Germans who not only were quality people but who risked their lives to try to stop the harm to their country. It was my privilege to know some of them. Back to the book - accept its premise and enjoy the behavior of real people in its chapters. Personally, I am hoping for just one more book which will wrap up the saga.

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

    Good war time story

    Interesting to know how Aerolineas Argentinas got their start back in the 1940's. I had heard rumors but did not believe. Know better now and it makes a lot of sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    OK Better before butterworth

    Not as well written as Griffen does. butterworth uses much of previous book in series. No much new material, books that have his name on are shorter and not as intresting. butterworth really dropped the ball.
    I have really enjoied Mr. Griffins books. They have been hard to put down they made me fell I was ther in the story. Now it's just a book. Very disappointed.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

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    awesome

    It really doesn't matter which of the Honor bound books you read, Clete is out there and I guess my favorite charactor was Enrico and his shot gun. The OSS team was a team worth working in and Dona Dorthea is HOT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Great Book

    Death & Honor is extremely well written, and it does not matter that is alittle wordy, it gives explanations on what is happening and the history, wake up people

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2008

    Bring back Griffin

    Cut out the German military titles that are unprounceable and the book would probably lose 15 pages! Very slow moving with lots of space filling words. Not the best of Griffin.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    As always the best

    Just finished reading this wondeful novel. The writer not only gives us a suberb book to read, but also a history lesson in what is unknown parts of the US involvement in South America, the Nazi-German's clandestine operarations to find 'safe havens' after the war, which has justified itself with the past and recent discoveries. To readers who seem to find this book 'disappointing', I do respect people's opinions, but please bear in mind that if one has no idea about history, there is also not much future for them. History I mean is not only the past 50 years of your immediate vicinity, but the world history that repeats itself over and over. For this wonderful book, again my sincere thanks to both Butterworths, Father & Son. I am anxiously waiting for the next books to be on the shelves.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Complications

    Having read and liked Griffin's The Hostage, I followed it up with the latest novel, Death and Honor. The authors certainly like their details and seem to have no fear of losing the reader throughout the complications that occur in the spy business. This was less of a problem with The Hostage, where the action had many more thrills per minute than this title. The Hostage also had a more appealing hero than Death and Honor. I liked the book enough to recommend it, but I wish the authors did have more concern for the reader and tightened up some of the story line in the next novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

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    Death and Honor is vaguely disappointing, although it¿s worth the read, it lacks the secondary story development of the three previous novels in the series i.e. the fleshing out of the characters and their families which raise W.E.B. Griffin¿s novels above being merely war or espionage stories. In particular the character development of Dorotéa is neglected to the point where the word 'bitchy' enters one¿s mind about the character. I¿m not sure why this is, certainly the father and son collaboration in writing The Shooters in the Presidential Agent Series which was released this Spring worked well and there was adequate secondary and back story development in that novel.

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