This is by far the best of the Presidential Agent series. Since Griffin's writing style is to repeat the important events of this series over and over again, new readers of the Presidential Agent series can skip earlier book of this series and start the adventures of Charlie Castillo with the Black Ops. The narrator is Dick Hill for the first 5 books who does a great job of bring the characters to life. The most recent book of this series is the Outlaws, which continues the story of Charlie Castillo and his new friends, two former Russian SVR spies. I recommend listening to that book after the Black Ops. The narrator of Outlaws is Jonathan Davis, who does a great job as well. Some reviewers have been critical of Jonathan Davis compared to Dick Hill, but I believe he does an equally great job with the characters as Dick Hill did in the earlier books of this series.
I don't know if it was the change in narrators or the addition of WEB IV as co-author, but there is big personality shift in the character of Ambassador Montvale the Director of National Intelligence, who is an arrogant *** in the Black Ops and a good guy in the Outlaws.
I have listened to all of the books in the Presidental Agent series several times and recommend the entire series as well as the Honor Bound series. Both of these series use Argentina as the site for much of the activities, since the author (WEB III) lives there for part of the year.
More action would have made the Top Secret plot more interesting.
Repeating the the Honor Bound story line was boring, but typical of most of the W.E.B. Griffin books.
Disappointing compared to Dick Hill who performed the Honor Bound and Men at War series.
The book carries forward the Honor Bound story line, which I enjoyed.
The quality of Griffin's books have declined since W.E.B. IV began co-authoring the books. I suspect he writes most the recent W.E.B. Griffin books.
I have read all of W.E.B. Griffin's books, and the other books in this series at least twice. I enjoyed the latest saga, Outlaws, the advertures of Charlie Castillo and his band of outlaws. The narrator, Jonathan Davis, not Dick Hill, did a credible job. But I would have preferred Dick Hill. I suspect this is the final chapter of the Presidential Agent series as the the story is now completed and Charlie with his Sweaty can disappear and never be heard from again as directed by the former President.
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