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.
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©2011 W.E.B. Griffin, William Butterworth IV (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Castillo... wish he was more like the one in the early books of the series, but always like the lead character
Not sure I had one. wasn't his best performance.
Storyline was easy to figure out. I laughed a couple times.
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.
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."
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.
Continuing saga of Castillo.
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.
The print version is much better, the narrator is like an older version of Daniel Defoe, really bad to listen to
W E B's characters are still amusing and entertaining. But his plot and character development takes too long, and lacks the former snappy pace. And like many successful authors who have hit upon a successful formula, he follows the formula, until realizes his going he's behind schedule and then rushes to an unsatisfactory ending, not conclusion.
yes, but should hsve been shorter.
Age 70 Air Force Veteran 66-70 (Air Traffic Controller. Avid Bike Rider. Married 45 years, three kids, seven grandkids. Christian:
The story was not up to the intrigue and the wit of previous Griffin Books. I have read them all. The reader was not on his game or past his prime. I am a grandfather and it sounded like My Grandfather was reading the story. Regional Accents were not authentic. However, the bad guys in the story were not revealed until the end. I was not sure who to
I love Charlie and his grandmother...I appreciate the helicopter action. As a former pilot with some stick time in a
Diction was not so hot....regional accents were not up to par
Keep writing...I will keep buying.
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