Covert Warriors (Presidential Agent #7)
here's an uneasy and unholy alliance building across the Caribbean. Few in the U.S. government want to believe that a Third World country and its chest-thumping leader could pose a credible threat-but then why are the Chinese helping to train its special forces? Why are the Russians helping to build a n...more
This book has exactly 3 pages of action in it. 5 pages before the book ends, Castillo actually takes action and things are 'resolved'. Unfortunately for the reader the promising buildup o ...more
Second: The sub plot involves the president and his ignorance of how things work in both ...more
This is a lousy book, to be attempted only by the most ardent fans who feel the need to devour every word about our favorite characters.
The plot lurches from silly point to silly point; outstanding questions from the past book are cleared up and forgotten in the course of 3 pages.
Charley Castillo and his merry band identify a problem, confront same, and take care of it with their usual dispatch.
Long time Griffin fans will feel a bit of a letdown.
There were a few loose ends, which one presumes will be resolved in the next book in this series. As always with Griffin, too much of the reader's time was wasted on backstory.
This book has a wealth of twists and turns as the plot weaves you in and out of the action. I have read this series from the beginning through this book and I am planning to read book number eight very soon.
How he became a million seller is beyond me. Charlie (the main guy) is infectious (that might be it) and I can't quit reading the series. One more book to read. But this style of writing is more Juvie then adult. It makes you so mad to have to wade through the thick load of filler to get ...more
Lieutenant Colonel James D. Ferris, assistant military attaché to Mexico, is kidnapped while his three associates are killed. Publicly it is stated to be drug cartel violence. Charley Castillo and his friends and allies wonder if it might be Putin enacting an elaborate revenge plot. The President is becoming increasingly erratic and paranoid, certain everyone is plotting against him. But as they say, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no one is after you. Various plan ...more
But when word gets to Charley Castillo and his group of "retired" spies and special operators, they have their doubts. Fresh from having enraged the Kremlin by staging a covert raid in Venezuela that nabbed not only hig ...more
I appreciated the cloak and dagger stuff with trying to make the president look crazy and making him think people were disloyal to him. I liked the character change for him in this book. They made him authoritativ ...more
The only two things I didn't like about the book. First how some of the characters have more than one name that they are being called by different characters. It honestly confused me a f ...more
I like the concept and the characters, but after awhile, it is pulpy stuff without too much Science Fiction (not certain how realistic the "Crackberry" phones are... ) but after awhile it is ...more
Two issues I have with this book are that the character list is now so large that it waters down t ...more
I am a huge fan of Mr Griffin and have been reading him for about 15 years. This book continues with Charley Castillo and his cohorts many geo-political/clandestine military adventures.
I have to say the redundant story telling in the last few chapters gets old and some of the dialogue and narrative gets tired at times but you can easily skip the retelling by skipping to the next sitrep.
Unless you are a die-hard fan and will read it "no matter what" ( ...more
Wonderboy Castillo probably needs to be brought down a little as his arrogance is beginning to rub me. Just an opinion. And this story lost track at the end with no real connection or believable set of facts to tie the "su ...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