The Presidential Agent adventures return, in the most surprising novel yet in the #1 Wall Street Journal – and New York Times–bestselling series.
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case.
Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable — the word “nutcake” has been mentioned.
How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: This is going to be hazardous duty.
©2013 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
"Tough-fisted . . . hard-edged . . . Griffin’s formula is straightforward: Set up a bunch of obstacles, and let us watch Charley Castillo knock them down one at a time. His novels promise action, suspense, and rousing entertainment, and they never fail to deliver." (Booklist)
A real story. This campy rendition took a great series and destroyed it.
The first 6 hrs of the book was albout telling the last 7 books, and getting it all wrong, and the last 6 hrs was about filling the pages, this was a great series and than it just went to hell, not happy at all with it......This book left me mad that i paid for it ............
Most of the book was long repeats of plots from previous books. Even worse was they did not always correctly relay the right characters involved in the plot being spoken of or even some of the activity details.
If another book is written under "Presidential Series", DEFINITELY not going to consider it
The performance was ok, not sure of some of the dramatization / voice inflections added to some of the characters
I was hoping for the quality of story and characterizations from the 1st four books in the series.
If the original writer had written it!! Continuity is completely trashed, and 3/4 of it is just a recap of the previous books in the series, and really more of a new writer trying to make it to his liking! It's complete crap! And I barely got 1/2 way through it!
I am a huge fan of Charlie Castillo and his group of men and women that do their best to make the world a better place but the last 3 books in this series to include this one are total crap and a waste of time and money, you cannot change a well established story line, kill living characters and bring back dead ones, nor can you change others places in the story and how they came to be and definitely not this drastically with out loosing fans!
The first 3 1/2 hours of the book is recounting the earlier books in the series. The last couple books in the series showed evidence of this but this one is the WORST!!! Please stop recounting the plot of every book in the series! If the reader/listener doesn't know the history behind the characters or their past experiences, read the series in order!!! Don't make the rest of us listen through 3 1/2 hours recapping it all. I finally turned it off. I might come back in a year when I don't have all the plots so fresh in my mind.
I love the characters in the series and in general the story, but if you can not come up with a new plot for future books please don't bother! Droning on about previous books and not adding anything new to the book makes this a very disappointing book. I wish I had not purchased the book. Droning on about previous books and not adding anything new to the book makes this a very disappointing book. I wish I had not purchased the book. Droning on about previous books and not adding anything new to the book makes this a very disappointing book. I wish I had not purchased the book.....
If it actually had some hazardous duty in the story. The first half of the book is just reviewing the first seven books,,,which for anyone who has read the previous books will find it very tedious and boring. When your finally get to a point were the review is over you realize there is no action and no story. It is just more of the president being a nutcase, I have read most if not all of Griffin;s books and this is by far the least enjoyable. I am still deciding if I am going to return this book for something worthwhile.
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I have always enjoyed Dick Hill as a narrator.
I can not see anyone who is a serious reader of fiction could enjoy this book...
I don't know, Griffin had an ability to make a story very deep and entertaining, his son seems to be extremely shallow, he uses phrases that are not in common use for the time period and way overuse them. Find a thesaurus and please use it!! every person is "wacked" and everyone uses the term, even people from countries other than the US?? come on!!
Does his typical good job
I would have cut every scene that involves the crazy president.. therefor, the whole book!! it is unbelievable and childish...
I LOVE WEB Griffin and have read every single book he has ever had printed... this was horrible... really bad!
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