Black Ops (The Presidential Agent #5)
Castillo, our hero, gets on a train where he meets a pair of Russian defectors. After he agrees to help them avoid their own intelligence agencies and the CIA he discovers (SHOCK) that they are actually related to his old "friend" Alexander Pevsner, who we've met in previous novels. COME ON! This is just patently absurd.
Griffin takes the series towar ...more
Save time, skip this one.
Griffin's latest in the best-selling but generally disappointing series involving terrorism in the modern world picks up immediately after its predecessor, The Shooters, and features the same confusing ensemble of characters led by super-agent Charley Castillo.
People in the intelligence world are be ...more
I got the unabridged version of this audio book. I only gave it three stars because much of it included redundancies and a lot, I mean a TON, of finger-giving instead of verbal responses. The book would have been better with a thorough editing and some actual action, particularly on the part of the hero, Castillo ...more
Slow going and unsatisfactory end; loss of focus on the mission. Griffin has generally presented a good premise and story line. This one seemed all over the map with Russian defectors and investigation of a "fish farm" operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo becoming more important than pursuing the conspiracy of who was responsible for the murders that occurred in the first book of the series.
Overall I thought the book could have used better editing to move the story along more quick...more
As usual, we take up where the last book left off. The murders of two CIA assets and a reporter with his newspaper as well as the attempted murders of friends have Charley concerned. He is reluctantly going to the funeral when he is accosted by brother and sister Russian SVG ...more
Wow. This was one of the most boring books I've ever listened to. It definitely wasn't what I'd expected when I decided to try a Griffin novel. This isn't a tense, action-packed thriller about a clandestine operation taking out bad guys around the globe; it's a rant about the military politics that go on between the different security agencies within the United States. If you like drawn-out political drama between CIA directors, ambassadors, generals, and special ops forces on the field, then y ...more
From the Authors Website:
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 ...more