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Empire and Honor (Honor Bound #7)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  825 ratings  ·  73 reviews
October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up, but they have far more important things to do.

Chief among them is the protection of their assets, especially the human ones. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Sovie
Hardcover, 517 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Stuart Fujisaki
The WEB Griffin empire jumped the shark and having a 500+ page volume #7 proves it. I’d say 175 pages max for the amount of new material provided in the latest offering of the Argentina series. The author and co-author, I.e. the co-author succeeded in converting once interesting characters into parodies of themselves, while slogging them through a totally uninteresting, often confusing tale. You'd think the father would instruct the son to just stick to the time tested formula (stick to the scri ...more
Pure entertainment, fiction loosely based on history. Good research, but dialogue doesn't ring true and is sometimes anachronistic. Still good fun, light read and entertaining. And, the bad guys are really bad, the good guys are funny and heroic to the point that they stretch your imagination. All the good guys are incredible marksmen, pilots and speak three to four languages. Did I mention they are also appreciative of things liquid, especially scotch and wine. Women have chick books, men have ...more
Matt aka
Empire and Honor is a new genre of Action & Adventure for my book reviews but not an unfamiliar plot. This is the seventh book in the Honor Bound series but I didn't have any problem understanding the story. The book is about a few men trying to stop the Nazis, who are trying to flee to Argentina, from selling nuclear materials to the Russians.
I enjoyed this book but did not find it extremely memorable. The beginning of the book is interesting with a young American soldier being put in charg
Brett Sorge
This is really much better then the reviews. I suspect the others that rated this book poorly did not read the preliminary books in order. Otherwise I can see that you might be missing a lot and did not get the character development. Overall the story is pretty good and some nice dialogue.
Lt. Col. Frade has some interesting post WWII intel operations with his "little brother." Good stuff.
Scott Vanzandt
W.E.B Griffins latest. Just a continuation of the story. You should read this series from the start!
This series has now moved beyond the end of World War II and introduces new characters, which have kept it fresh and interesting as Cletus Frade and his friends – some from his hometown of Midland, Texas, and others from Germany, all now residing in Argentina – battle with Juan Domingo Peron and his ilk.
But it’s also important for Cletus to keep his “Tio Juan” alive to prevent Argentina from falling into civil war, and Cletus and his friends and colleagues in from the now-dissolved OSS have to j
Kevin R.

With this being (as of this writing) the final installment of the Honor Bound series, I thought I should chuck in my two cents, but I'll break it into two parts - Books I-III and Books IV-VII:

Books I-III are outstanding reads. The characters are compelling, the story is well-paced and developed. All in all, THIS was the series that turned me on initially to Mr. Griffin's books. Had the series ended at a trilogy, it would rank alongside Deighton's Bernard Samson trilogies
Fredrick Danysh
LtCol. Cletus Frade, USMCR, has adapted well to his life in Argentina as an OSS agent. With the end of the war, the OSS is disbanded but the remnants are smuggling "good" Germans into the country to save them from the Russians. At the same time, former SS officers and troops are smuggled into Argentina in order to start the Fourth Reich and land 600 pounds of uranium that was bound for Japan. The SS try to sell the uranium to the Russians and assassinate Frade and others. A good read that leaves ...more
The last book in a very good series. While some will object this is really soap operas for men. The ending was a letdown and this happens frequently in long series. The young lieutenant
becomes a hero kills the Nazi. All the other characters seem to disappear and we never get to understand what happened to them. This is a major flaw with a lot of authors including this wonderful Arthur Griffin.
The last of the Honor Bound series (to be succeeded by the Clandestine Operations series).

I can understand some of the criticism from some of the reviews about the authors' tendency towards anachronistic dialogue and soap opera-ish (I think I have created a new word there...) drama in the characters' personal lives, but if you can get beyond that, Griffin masterfully weaves history with fiction into a highly entertaining tale.
Eileen Conner
I enjoyed this book. It has a lot of action, and returning to this series is like reuniting with old friends. One ot those book series I read purely for the fun. This book picks up after WW2, right about the time Peron is starting his coup in Argentina. Clete Frade is involved in this as well as the rescue of German spies that know about the Soviets. It has the remarkable "luck" and right place at the right time that always seems to bless Griffin's characters. Altogether a fun read.
Jack Laschenski
Griffin at his best!

Argentina in 1946.

Nazis are pouring in with money and evil intent - to resurrect the nazi empire.

The OSS has been disbanded by President Truman.

"Good" Germans are trading information to the US in return for being allowed to live in Argentina.

Top secret. Lots of heros.

Fantastic read

Christian Orr
This is the first book of W.E.B. Griffin's that I've read (I know, took me long enough, right?). Fast-paced, eminently readable, entertaining, with a fascinating look at life in Argentina in the immediate aftermath of WWII. Some of the "family squabbling" (for lack of a better phrase) dialogue gets pretty silly toward the end, but eh, what the heck.
Sherry Wilson
I really enjoy all of W.E.B. Griffin's series. My favorites being this series, Honor Bound, and the Presidential Agent series. What was a nice surprise with this book was the introduction of a new character, James D. Cronley. Jr. who will have his own series, Clandestine Operations.

I especially like these novels because there is a lot of actual history mixed in with the action and adventure. I hope this is not the last book in the Honor Bound series because I really like Cetus Frade and his crew
Mark Schroeder
If you like Griffin's books this one falls right into the genre, men's action romance. Great interplay of fictional and historic characters and scenarios.
I read this book as a "blind date" with a book program at my local library. I chose this book based upon knowing one factor -it's a historical fiction. I honestly enjoyed portions of the book. it was so realistic at times I had to remind myself it was historical fiction. If you enjoy books that draw you into history deeply & have you reminding yourself it's fiction plus WWII events , then this is for you.
Robert Kradoska
Really 3 1/2. About Germans going to Argentina at the end od WW11 and Americans getting uranium from the Germans
These guys are good -- right up to the ending....
they need to learn how to put and ending in the book...

Elie Harriett
First experience with this series. Was not what I was looking for.
Joan Karter
Still enjoying this series. I hope it's not the last one!
Dan Sibbet
I read the audio book, in no small part because Scott Brick is the reader here. Like the really great readers, he can use his voice to clearly portray the characters distinctly. And in this case there are lots of characters, most of them with German or Spanish accents. I did not know that this book is one of a series (learned that from the other reviewers) but is was a good read, alone. The story, with lots of period "color" was good, if incredible. Too many coincidences, too many pieces just fe ...more
I am a huge fan of the "Men at War" series and a friend of mine thought this would be a good one to read along those lines. I was very disappointed, although a good story in and of itself, I found this book to be particularly difficult to follow. It was especially difficult to keep track of who what talking to whom and where they were know from, I found myself going back in the book more times just to refresh on who a particular person was which is not something that I am used to doing with most ...more
Patrick Nichol
This is an entertaining spy thriller full of factoids from actual history. Combined with a gripping race to recover nuclear material from exiled Nazis in Argentina, readers receive a high-octane adventure.
Slick Topping
Other good book

I have all of W.E.B Griffin books. This book is not as good as Sen per Fi but is better then the Police series.
It...just... STOPPED. Someone needs to learn how to write an ending!
Protecting the Gehlen Deal and the Cold War Beginnings. Frade and company find themselves ferrying Abwher Ost members and their families from Germany to Argentina, and find some old buddies who survived the Nazis and Russians and fold them in. Of particular note is a U boat carrying uranium oxide that has arrived in southern Argentina and Frade and company must find and seize it before the Russians can buy the uranium for their weapons program.
Very complex and entertaining plot.
Rosemary A.
A little too long.
I have read every Griffin and in order.

His style has always bugged me, the repetition of the major story plots and the characters full names and ranks over and over and over again drives me crazy. I have surmised long ago he is paid by the word.

This 700 page ( large print) volume 7 in the Honor Bound series could have been done in 200 pages. I am wondering if he even has an editor.

I think I read these books now more out of habit
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W.E.B. Griffin is one of several pseudonyms for William E. Butterworth III.

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W.E.B. Griffin is the #1 best-selling author of more than fifty epic novels in seven series, all of which have made The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and other best-seller lists. More than fifty million of the books are in print in more than ten languages, including Heb
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Other Books in the Series

Honor Bound (7 books)
  • Honor Bound (Honor Bound, #1)
  • Blood and Honor (Honor Bound, #2)
  • Secret Honor (Honor Bound, #3)
  • Death and Honor (Honor Bound, #4)
  • The Honor of Spies (Honor Bound, #5)
  • Victory and Honor (Honor Bound, #6)
The Hostage (Presidential Agent, #2) Semper Fi (The Corps, #1) By Order of the President (Presidential Agent, #1) The Lieutenants (Brotherhood of War, #1) The Berets (Brotherhood of War, #5)

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