My brother in law is a retired US Marine Lt Colonel. I remember his mother, my mother in law, reading this series and loving it. Maybe that is why it ..Show More »took me 20 years to try it! I knew it to be accurate, but never imagined it to be as entertaining and addicting as it is.
The main character is a reluctant hero who has killed in pre-war China out of self defense and self preservation. He is a humble man, barely out of high school, yet with a talent for languages and a raw knack for espionage.
My daughter married a young man who discovered he had a peculiar talent in languages while in seminary. He had gone through college never knowing his ability, so Griffin's hero is not so far fetched after all.
Griffin introduces us to the Corps through men and women most of us can identify with. There is intrigue, romance, action and a realism that comes from his own experiences and is still historically accurate.
Dick Hill is masterful. I have not always been happy with his narration, but in this book he is fantastic.
Like Semper Fi, this one leaves you longing for more. The characters are well developed and charismatic. The historical backdrop is accurate and Grif..Show More »fin does a masterful job using the reality of war to make the reader feel the impending doom of the lost of loved ones.
Once again Dick Hill is wonderful. Somehow, he is exceptional in the feminine voice.
Did I mention it left me wanting more? I've already purchased books 3 & 4 at the used book store!
It was nice to return to familiar territory after slogging through that Bourne book earlier this week. By all definitions, Griffin’s books are my guil..Show More »ty pleasure. I’ve completed the entire Corps series more than a half-dozen times over the last 20 years and honestly, it’s like visiting old friends and favorite relatives, complete with all the quirks (he notoriously changes characters’ middle initials for no reason, even historical figures), inside jokes and catch phrases. Yes, yes I know you can write everything you know about that subject in a matchbook with a grease pencil. Now fully recharged, I can take on something more unfamiliar.....
It's called, "Find the inconsistencies in WEB Griffin books." I'll start. (Ships, planes and guns are beyond my ken, so I can't speak to them.) LT We..Show More »ston is given an address in Philadelphia complete with zip code. The USPS introduced the zip code in 1963. Hmmmm.