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Covert Warriors: Presidential Agent Series, Book 7 | [W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth]

Covert Warriors: Presidential Agent Series, Book 7

At a Mexican roadblock, a U.S. Embassy SUV is stopped at gunpoint, three of its passengers murdered, and a fourth kidnapped. Everything points to the drug cartels, especially when the kidnappers say they will return the hostage if a cartel kingpin is released from U.S. federal prison.But when word gets to Charley Castillo and his group of “retired” spies and special operators, they have their doubts.
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Publisher's Summary

At a Mexican roadblock, a U.S. Embassy SUV is stopped at gunpoint, three of its passengers murdered, and a fourth kidnapped. Everything points to the drug cartels, especially when the kidnappers say they will return the hostage if a cartel kingpin is released from U.S. federal prison.

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 high-value Russian agents but also a highly prized secret Russian aircraft, they start connecting the dots. They believe that it’s a diversion. That the murders and kidnapping were ordered by none other than Vladimir Putin himself to lure Castillo and company to their deaths. And the thing of it is, even knowing that may not save them. Powerful forces in the U.S. government are arrayed against them as well, and if one side doesn’t get them... the other side will.

Filled with Griffin’s trademark rich characters and cutting-edge drama, this is another exceptional novel in an exceptional series.

Prolong the suspense: listen to another Presidential Agent thriller.

©2011 W.E.B. Griffin, William Butterworth IV (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer United States 08-02-12
    Amazon Customer United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good read"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. I have recommended the whole Presidential Series and I look forward to each book. It's an interesting read.


    If you’ve listened to books by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth before, how does this one compare?

    On a scale of 1-10, I would give this a 7 or 8.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Easy listening


    Did Covert Warriors inspire you to do anything?

    It's a good summer read.


    Any additional comments?

    ENJOY!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 05-27-12
    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "This book was disappointing."

    The author was content to put clever dialog into 99% of the story. There was almost no action, just bickering between the major characters. I kept waiting for some action, but nothing very much happened.

    The narrator was excellent and used great accents and voices to fit the characters.

    Stewart Aron

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel glendale, AZ, United States 05-11-12
    Daniel glendale, AZ, United States 05-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Skip this one but read the others in this series"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure who would like it, maybe those who enjoy poorly written stories.


    What could W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Wrote an ending that actually fit the story and tied up the loose ends. The whole book felt like it was cut and paste from a couple of different manuscripts and the transitions were horrible.


    How could the performance have been better?

    ease up on the accents


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I used a credit so it didn't cost me full price.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Rock 05-10-12
    The Rock 05-10-12

    The Rock

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    "Presidential Agent Series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good listen for the entire 7 books, interesting people, locations, a number of switches of the plot. Did not enjoy the constant reviewing of what had happened to date. I understand bringing you up to date from book to book, but sometimes lengthy reviews were made just bringing in a new character. Irritating. The ending of book 7 left a lot of questions left unanswered, was there a real plot against the president? who was involved? What happened with Generals Naler and McNab? Castillo had a particularly nasty attitude towards Svetlana in book 7-did they continue working (and playing) together? Is this a set-up for Book 8?


    If you’ve listened to books by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first Griffin series I have listened to.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Castillo, although strong in many ways, also had many imperfections to his character, was played well by Dick Hill. The narrater in book six seemed to change personalities of some characters (more so than just voice variances) seemed less interesting in comparison to Hill's performance.


    Was Covert Warriors worth the listening time?

    A 7 book series is going to have periods of lower intensity, but overall, I enjoyed the entire series. Personally, I would like to have seen some loose ends tied up a little better at the end.......but , I understand that does tend to make one more anxious for book 8.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul NORTH POLE, ALASKA, United States 04-22-12
    Paul NORTH POLE, ALASKA, United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Not worthy of a great author."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A third of this book was rehash and the hero has morphed into a jerk.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing that is a collaboration between Griffin and Butterworth this is the second and last time I will fall for a book by Griffin that does not meet the standard of pulp fiction let alone good reading.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, the only redeeming quality of this book was the narrator, but even Dick Hill can't make a bad story good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Covert Warriors?

    Put the background in a pro-log and leave it out of the rest of the story. If the reader really wants to know the detailed background they'll buy the books.


    Any additional comments?

    If W.E.B. Griffin can not take the time to write new and original stories perhaps it is time to retire. That would be sad but I would rather remember the great stories he has written in the past than be disappointed with trash written just for the bucks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Prairie Prairie du Sac, WI 04-14-12
    Prairie Prairie du Sac, WI 04-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just plain bad"
    Would you try another book from W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth and/or Dick Hill?

    No I would not. Weak storyline, poor narration, and difficult to follow.


    What was most disappointing about W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth ???s story?

    There storyline was just very weak and not believable. Add bad narration and it was not an enjoyable read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Rower Dover, PA 04-11-12
    Larry Rower Dover, PA 04-11-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Can't wait for the next one!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Covert Warriors to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Castillo... wish he was more like the one in the early books of the series, but always like the lead character


    Which character ??? as performed by Dick Hill ??? was your favorite?

    Not sure I had one. wasn't his best performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Storyline was easy to figure out. I laughed a couple times.


    Any additional comments?

    Ready for the next book. Wish this one ended differently. seemed to rush the ending. There was more time spent reviewing the history of some of the other books and how it ties in here and less time spent on the final few chapters. A little reminder to the past is fine, but this was done like he had a page count in mind and cut parts short to stay within it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer yuba city, ca, United States 03-30-12
    Amazon Customer yuba city, ca, United States 03-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great series so far but the ending was half baked"

    it was like W.E.B. was tired of writing the series and just wanted the book to end and the last few chapters might as well have been "everyone lived happily ever after the end."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert O'Fallon, IL, United States 03-12-12
    Robert O'Fallon, IL, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story, But a Rather Abrupt Ending"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Covert Warriors to be better than the print version?

    I am unable to find time to spend reading a novel, but I do a lot of driving and the audio book makes the miles go by quickly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Continuing saga of Castillo.


    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy WEB Griffin and the escapades of Castillo. While he is a little long winded in his books, they are pretty good stories. He could have cut out a little of the background story and extended the ending. I was a little disappointed that the ending was so abrupt not explaining some of the critical details. That was the only disappointment. Good book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Izzy 02-20-12
    Izzy 02-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story for WEB books, horrible narrating"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Covert Warriors to be better than the print version?

    The print version is much better, the narrator is like an older version of Daniel Defoe, really bad to listen to


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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