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)
It was hazardous duty to have to listen to this. I'm a big fan of Griffin but this was almost unbearable. The book is mostly regurgitated slugs from the past 7 books mixed with really bad slapstick banter. This book basically destroyed 7 good books.
By book 8 of a series why do you need to hear what happened in the previous books? Does anyone start reading a series with the last book? The new storyline in this book would not make a short story.
Nothing by Griffin for awhile. Judging by this book he has decided to stop writing novels. Maybe TV sitcom garbage is next will be his new job.
Dick Hill did a good job. Glad he was back for this book. I would have deleted it half way through if not for him.
I am a fan of mysteries and thrillers mostly espionage. I am 61 yrs young and an auto tech. I like motorcycle riding and listen to many books while riding.
this series was excellent until the last two books. after clandenen became president the books took a serious nose dive. would try one more in the series, but if like the last two I will be done with them.
first five books in the series were hard to put down.
Poorly written, all over the place book. I have listened to every book in this series, but this was just bad. Went nowhere, and when it would get going, the brakes would be slammed on to stop any progress.
it just rehashed old books
narrator is good
the hole thing. it was a waste of time
Seriously? The previous book, Covert Warriors, was bad. But this is absolutely awful. Even I could vomit up the old story line the way it was represented in this book. Over half of the book is a rehash of the series, and to just throw a convoluted plot into the middle and expect it to be good? No thank you.
Yes, I like Dick’s presentation. Some people don’t. At times his accents get mixed up, but with a book written this way, how could you not.
I would cut most of the first half, and send it back to the author for some true plot development.
Avoid this book. It’s not worth the money (credit). I can’t believe I pre-ordered this. The rest of the series is not bad. In my opinion, the author got lazy.
a new story..not a rehash of entire series
W.E.B. yes,yes,yes.. with son NO!!
i will rush to listen to the CORPS series to erase the memory of this book. WEB writes a GREAT story. I suspect Butterworth( JUNIOR) is copying and rehashing with little or no supervision from Father. Did anyone struggle through the entire book?
I am actually having trouble believing that the mind that created the Men at War, The Corps, and the Badge of Honor series had ANYTHING to do with this complete piece of [REDACTED].
I strongly suspect that I have a streak of masochism in me after I realized I had somehow made it through this "book".
Mr. Griffin.... What happened? Seriously!
Also, I love narrator Dick Hill in the Jack Reacher series but he should have walked away from this one. Not his best work by a long shot.
1/2 of the book is a recap of other books in the series. Storyline is bad, characters poorly developed. Just horrible. I have listened to all of WEB Griffin's books. This is by far the worse. This is series is ruined.
no there is no chance it would pass for real humor
Saved the comedy for a different series
His voices aren't that good and I really don't see what so many reviewers like about him.
most of them
The book is a farce. W.E.B. Griffin admits it at the end of the book. Should have said so at the beginning of the book. The first 40 to 50% of the book is a regurgitation of the previous 7 books in the Presidential Agenct Series,,,,soooooo boring.
The cover picture of the book is totally misleading, There is zero action in the book.
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