Line of Fire (Corps Series #5)

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Line of Fire brings to life a desperate mission of World War II that captures the drama and courage of the men who fought it. Two Marines, reporting on Japanese air activity, are trapped on a small Coastwatcher island. A special rescue team is assembled to save them—under enemy gunsight. It is am exciting and powerful story of real heroism that only W.E.B. Griffin could tell...

Two months on the New York Times bestseller list attest to the popularity of this ...

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Overview

Line of Fire brings to life a desperate mission of World War II that captures the drama and courage of the men who fought it. Two Marines, reporting on Japanese air activity, are trapped on a small Coastwatcher island. A special rescue team is assembled to save them—under enemy gunsight. It is am exciting and powerful story of real heroism that only W.E.B. Griffin could tell...

Two months on the New York Times bestseller list attest to the popularity of this series from the bestselling author of Close Combat. men of the Corps take on a desperate mission during the battle for control of the Solomons when two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island--and faced with the double threat of dwindling supplies and discovery by the Japanese.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515110135
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Series: Corps Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 156,939
  • Product dimensions: 4.14 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin
W. E. B. Griffin is also the author of the bestselling Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, and Honor Bound 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, and is a life member of the U.S. Special Operations Association; Gaston-Lee Post 5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars; China Post #1 in Exile of the American Legion; and the Police Chiefs Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Delaware. He is 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.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Excellent Book

    I am reading all the W.E.B Griffin series and I find them very entertaining. He has some great characters that appear in different series. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys military fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    RD

    Awesome job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Friendship Makes You Complete ~ Chapter 1

    Sophia and her friend, Mia crept carefully through the trees. "Shhh!" Mia said suddenly. Her hand yanked Sophia down into a bush. "What?" Sophia peeked out of the bushes and saw a man dressed in black with a blood-stained knife. Sophia felt her blood turn to cold stone and she couldn't move. Mia smiled. "It's okay-" the man's black-gloved hand roughly jerked Mia out of the bushes. Sophia almost jumped up and knocked the stranger out, but she realized that the man hadn't seen her yet. She could still find a way to save her friend! Everything was silent. Even the birds weren't twittering. Something was utterly wrong. Of course! She slapped herself across thr face. Mia! Duh! She suddenly felt afraid. She wildly looked around. What if they were watching her? "Go on!" She whispered to herself. "Be brave! This is what friendship is!" She raced on, past dry leaves, past maple trees, past brambles and past bushes. She paused to catch her breath as she neared a train track. "Follow it!" She ordered. "No time to waste!" She walked along and skipped over a stone bridge. She neared a small house. Hmmm......maybe....? She ran to the door and knocked. A man's face peeked out. "Yes?" His eyes fell on her and he slammed the door. Yes! The right house! If she wanted to rescue her friend, she would have to climb through that open window on the side. She ducked and ran. When she was right next to it, she flung her arm up, clasping her fingers around the sill. She threw her other arm up, then pulled herself inside. Oops. Wrong decision. It was a house. Not a hideout. She turned to climb back out. "Hey! You!" Sophie whirled around..........
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Very Highly Recommended

    Excellent book!! Great read!!

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    same ole Griffin

    if yuo like Griffin, this book is as good as all his work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended Cant wait to read the next in the series.

    Love W.E. Griffin. Great Author will read all of his works when i can. He Writes it as if you are there with the characters, and your life depends on them. Great Reading Love the Books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    POSIDIEN CABIN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    FORST

    Nslsbd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    No ebook

    Why not

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    This book is for anyone who wants to understand how Military Intellingenc actually worked during World War II. Magic wad known to a handful of people. W.E.B. Griffin has a special knowledge of both the "brass hats" and the people in the trenches. He knew many of the players at both levels and the specific individuals have told him specifics about events that have NOT been reported or released to other individuals.
    I would reccomed reading other books in this or other series by this author. It would be better to read any of his series by starting with the first book in that series, then the second, etc.

    This book is perfect for a military book club discussion

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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    Great Series!!

    Another great series by Griffin!!

    HOWEVER...

    Why in the world in this volume not in E-book form for my Nook, like the rest of the series?????????

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Series is very good!

    Not my normal genre of books, but thought I would give it a try and I am really into the whole series. I liked this book, but sure would have been better if it was on my Nook like the REST of the series!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    It is OK

    It was all right not as good as Brotherhoof of war

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    really good

    just the best of it's genre

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    WEB has done it again!

    Outstanding once again. Once you start, you can't wait to finish and you're looking for more. I have every book WEB has written and he hasn't failed me yet. AIM HIGH AIR FORCE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2002

    A Great Read!!!

    Go to your local bookstore and pick this one up!!! The characters come to life and the pages flip with ease. This is the type of book where you sit down, begin to read, and find yourself up at midnight, still flipping pages. The military language and the story's authentic style captivate and satisfy. This book deserves to be read, charished, and then read again. A definate must!!!

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