The Saboteurs (Men at War Series #5)

The Saboteurs (Men at War Series #5)

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by W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV, James Naughton
     
 

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"Griffin fans have waited years for the return of his stories of the OSS, and now, at last, aided and abetted by his son, William E. Butterworth IV, Griffin has brought back his iconoclastic heroes in a brand-new adventure." The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting and sinking U.S. supply ships. Ships are burning at their moorings… See more details below

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"Griffin fans have waited years for the return of his stories of the OSS, and now, at last, aided and abetted by his son, William E. Butterworth IV, Griffin has brought back his iconoclastic heroes in a brand-new adventure." The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting and sinking U.S. supply ships. Ships are burning at their moorings in U.S. ports, and a series of explosions has afflicted trains and train stations around the country - is it all accidental or is it sabotage? Meanwhile, Allied forces are secretly preparing to invade first Sicily and then Italy, and there is a lot of work that needs to be done beforehand, some with the most unlikely of helping hands. As the war heats up, "Wild Bill" Donovan's agents suddenly find themselves battling on two fronts at once ... and fate is just about to deal them a few surprises.

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Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Griffin and his son, Butterworth, resuscitate Griffin's Men at War series, first published in paperback during the 1980s under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin and featuring the Office of Strategic Services; its fabled chief, Col. William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan; and OSS agent Maj. Richard M. Canidy. Two primary plot lines drive this new adventure: the U.S. preparation for the invasion of Sicily and mainland Italy in 1943, and the tale of four German saboteurs who have landed in America. The authors are heavily invested in their research, meticulously describing almost every element of life in the 1940s, to the detriment of the action. The German saboteurs are eventually dealt with, but the behind-the-lines Sicilian operation led by Canidy is only hastily outlined after a long buildup. One supposes that the Sicilian story that's promised but never delivered will appear in future installments. This is pretty much all show and no go, but readers who have a strong interest in WWII home-front history should be satisfied. Author tour. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal

Griffin, author of many best-selling books (The Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor), is joined by his son in continuing this well-received World War II OSS series. The Saboteursincludes several areas of historical interest: war profiteering, the desperate and fragile hold that the Americans had on the supply line to Europe, the sabotage performed by German intelligence agents while disguised as Americans in the heartland, the preparation for the Allied invasion of Sicily and then Italy, the American interaction with organized crime to aid in achieving war goals, and the men and women—some brave, some cowardly—who actually fought the war. From the Office of the President of the United States and the docks of New York to London's Blitz and occupied Sicily, the listener is taken on an adventure. The authors have a true gift for storytelling; one hopes this series continues for years to come. Read by David Colacci, this is highly recommended.
—Scott R. DiMarco

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143058663
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Series:
Men at War Series, #5
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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