A crackling new novel in the best-selling Honor Bound series, by the master of the military thriller.
As with his three enormously popular series - Brotherhood of War, The Corps, and Badge of Honor - Honor Bound and Blood and Honor, W. E. B. Griffin's novels of World War II espionage in Germany and Argentina, became immediate best sellers. These are "immensely entertaining adventures" (Kirkus Reviews), "superior war stories" (Library Journal) "whose twists and turns keep readers guessing until the last page" (Publishers Weekly). Now, in Secret Honor, Griffin creates his most rousing novel yet.
In Wolf's Lair, a German general works toward the assassination of Adolf Hitler. In Buenos Aires, the general's son, codenamed Galahad, falls under suspicion by the SS after a Nazi operation suddenly goes bad. In the middle of it all is OSS agent Cletus Frade, who knows the identity of them both and what they will do next if they can survive that long. For not only are SS and Abwehr officers hot on their trails in both countries, but the OSS has branded Frade a rogue agent and is determined to shake the truth from him at whatever cost. If Frade can't figure out a way to hold them all off, then the futures of all three men may be very short indeed.
Written with all the special flair that Griffin's readers expect, filled with high drama and real heroes, Secret Honor is further proof, in Tom Clancy's words, that "Griffin is a storyteller in the grand tradition."
©2000 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin
I read the reviews of this book and thought long and hard before I bought it. Most reviews trashed this title. After listening to Secret Honor I can't imagine why. Most said just rehash of the 2nd book. I didn't think so. I thought it was a continuation of the story line. I will give you this Scott Brick is 1000 times better narrator than the narrator for the 2nd book in the series. Scott makes this book come alive. My wife doesn't much care for audio books but she was listening to this title on a recent car trip with me. I was almost finished with less than an hour left. When it was finished she said "Oh no" he didn't finish the story line. To me that was one of the greatest things she could have said. I love cliff hangers and W.E.B. Griffin is a master of story lines and cliff hangers. A lot of great authors carry their characters from one book to the next and a lot of times refer back to previous titles. Griffin continues the story line from one book to another. To me that is what makes Griffin one of my favorite authors.
Beaver Lake Bonner
The honor bound series is a great show of what at what time governed the officer Corps of countries. my only question is where did honor go? I know it has been replaced by bureaucracy!
The story was pretty unremarkable, unlike all the other Griffin books I've read. But my biggest complaint is that while the narrator did a fairly decent job with the Argentinian and German accents, that was the only characterization of voices he did. He used the same manly tone for the women as he did for the men (which made it very strange). And whenever there were two men talking back and forth in a dialogue I would get lost and have trouble figuring out who said what.
Scott Brick was fantastic as usual. The story on the other hand was a ridiculous rambling of so many names and places it sounded like the author was trying to purposely hide a story within the pages of an old phone book. A messy, drown out story that crashed and burned under its own weight.
Please learn some Spanish and German pronunciations. No "voice characterizations" as some readers do is a GREAT plus. I want a book read to me, not to hesr a play. Otherwise a good job.
Those of Philistine Thought will fail to . . .
While I enjoyed the presentation, there was just something missing. Can't put a answer to the question, maybe, it's . . . .
50% of this book was just cut-and-paste did from his other books. The other 50% was the stuff he cut out of the other books
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